Physician and lawyer David Pate, M.D., was named the incoming president and CEO of the three-hospital St. Luke's Health System, Boise, Idaho. Pate, 52, will replace Ed Dahlberg, who plans to retire in March 2010. Dahlberg will have been with St. Luke's for 25 years by then. Pate will join the system in September with full decisionmaking authority, according to hospital spokesman Kenneth Dey. Pate comes to the position from St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, where he has been CEO since 2006, and a senior vice president of the two-hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Health System since 1997. Pate received a juris doctor degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1996, a medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, in 1982, and a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Rice University, Houston, in 1979. Readers of Modern Physician voted the internist the 17th Most Powerful Physician Executive in Healthcare for 2009.Submit a letter to the Modern Physician Reader Blog. Please include your name, title, company and hometown. Modern Physician reserves the right to edit all submissions.
David Pate to serve as CEO of St. Luke's system
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