Fort Wayne-based Dupont Hospital has appointed Lorenzo Suter chief executive officer. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of Baptist Medical Center in San Antonio. Suter has also served in healthcare leadership positions in Berwyn, Illinois; Dothan, Alabama; Phenix City, Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee and Bowling Green, Kentucky.

While at Baptist Medical Center, he oversaw the daily operations of approximately 1,300 employees, helped implement a transcatheter aortic valve replacement program, enhanced the hospital’s relationship with local EMS to allow for 900 emergency transports per month and participated in physician recruitment across multiple service lines including cardiovascular, general surgery, orthopedics and vascular surgery.

Suter graduated summa cum laude from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He received a master’s in healthcare administration and a doctorate in healthcare administration from Vanderbilt University/University of Phoenix, respectively.

His professional affiliations have included membership in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a term as president of the board of directors of the Alabama State Home Health Agency, and board membership on the Alabama Food Bank.

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