St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne has announced Jake Golich will become the hospital’s new chief executive officer in July. Golich most recently served as CEO of Mountain Vista Medical Center in Arizona. 

Golich has held various executive healthcare positions in Arizona since 2010. He succeeds Karen Fordham, who left the position in August after only eight months in order to pursue a new job opportunity out of state. 

"Jake is eager to meet the high expectations we have laid out for this position, and his enthusiasm to be part of the revitalization taking place in downtown Fort Wayne was clear to me and others during the interview process," said Mark Medley, regional president and chief executive officer of Lutheran Health Network, the parent of St. Joseph Hospital. "Qualities that make him a great fit for our vision for St. Joe and Lutheran Downtown include leadership experience in a highly competitive market and a proven ability to build and maintain close working relationships with physicians, employees and patients."

Golich began his healthcare career as a regional hospitalist services administrator at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

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