Dr. Mike Schatzlein, senior VP of Ascension Health and ministry market executive for Ascension's Indiana and Tennessee markets, will retire after six years with the St. Louis-based system, effective Dec. 31.
Schatzlein currently oversees 34 hospitals in three states. He also will step down as president and CEO of Ascension's St. Vincent's HealthCare in Jacksonville, Fla., roles he has held since August 2015. Tom VanOsdol has been named interim president and CEO of St. Vincent's.
Schatzlein previously served as president and CEO of Ascension's St. Thomas Health in Nashville from 2010 to 2015. A cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, Schatzlein practiced in Fort Wayne, Ind., from 1980 to 1994, performing the first heart transplant in northern Indiana in 1985.