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SSM Health Care
Kaiser becomes CEO of SSM May 1. The system, which has more than 8,500 physicians on staff, includes 20 hospitals and 62 outpatient-care sites, as well as an insurance company and a pharmacy benefit management company. Kaiser joins SSM from Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, where she has been the executive vice president and chief operating officer for the past five years. In her role at Intermountain, Kaiser has been responsible for operations at 22 hospitals, a medical group with more than 200 clinics, 1,400 physicians and the Institute for Healthcare Leadership. Before that she spent 15 years with Ascension Health, including as president and CEO of Sacred Heart Health System, a subsidiary in northwest Florida.