St. Vincent Makes Promotion, Appointments

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Gwynn Perlich (pictured) has been promoted to chief operating officer of the southwest region for St. Vincent. She has been serving as interim COO since February 2017. Perlich began her career as a nurse at St. Vincent Indianapolis and served as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at St. Vincent Carmel. Prior to this, she served as vice president of clinical and non-clinical services and chief nursing officer at St. Vincent Indianapolis. Perlich earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ball State University. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Indiana University and her Master of Business Administration at Anderson University.

Craig Polkow (pictured) has been named vice president of finance for the south region. He will oversee financial functions of the region from St. Vincent Evansville. Polkow brings with him more than 25 years of progressive healthcare experience and expertise in both operations and finance in the healthcare sector. He most recently served as chief executive officer at DeKalb Health in Auburn. Also, Polkow previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Saint Thomas Health, another Ascension ministry based in Nashville, Tennessee. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Master of Business Administration from Indiana University South Bend.

Also, Debbie Hinton has been appointed director of the foundation for St. Vincent Evansville and St. Vincent Warrick, a charitable, not-for-profit entity that serves to develop and oversee philanthropic gifts in support of the programs and services of St. Vincent southwest region. She has been associated with St. Vincent healthcare ministry for more than 27 years, having served on a variety of boards including the St. Vincent Evansville Foundation Board, the St. Vincent Breast Center Board and the Women and Children’s Advisory Board. Hinton also spent time as a chair of the Cornette Ball and Heritage Open, the two largest annual fundraisers for the Southwest Region. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing Communication from the University of Evansville.

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