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SCL Health Appoints Two Senior Executives

December 15, 2014

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Brian Newsome, Director of Public Affairs

SCL Health Appoints Two Senior Executives
Experienced leaders will oversee hospital operations, mission

DENVER (December 15, 2014) – SCL Health is pleased to announce the appointment of two veteran healthcare executives to serve in key senior officer positions.


Michael L. Taylor will serve as system Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hospital Operations, effective Jan. 5. David Pringle will serve as Senior Vice President of Mission Integration, effective Jan. 12.

Taylor, whose career spans more than three decades, will play an integral role in helping the $2.4 billion health system execute on its strategic and business objectives. He joins SCL Health from McLaren Healthcare, a $3.2 billion not-for-profit system based in Flint, Mich. There, he served as EVP and COO responsible for aligning 10 hospitals, a health plan and 340 physicians.

Prior to McLaren, Taylor served in system-level senior leadership roles at Dignity Health, the nation’s fifth-largest nonprofit health system, and Baylor Healthcare System in Dallas. In addition to his system executive roles, he has served as a hospital CEO. A native of Richmond, Va., Taylor got his start in healthcare as a radiology technician.

DavidPringleNews“Michael has a proven track record of improving operations and financial performance in large, complex health systems, and we are proud to welcome him to our team,” said SCL Health President and CEO Mike Slubowski. “He understands the importance of aligning hospitals, physicians and other clinical and non-clinical services around common strategies. This will serve our communities well as we work to fulfill our mission in a rapidly evolving industry.”

Taylor said: “SCL Health is a mission-driven, financially strong and geographically diverse system that’s forging exciting partnerships and making bold decisions about the future. More importantly, it’s doing all of this with its mission of service front and center. I am excited to join such a dynamic organization.”

Pringle, who has more than 14 years of mission integration experience, will be responsible for developing, promoting and implementing activities that enrich leaders and associates spiritually, ethically and culturally. Pringle has been involved in mission leadership with many multi-hospital systems. Most recently he served as Vice President of Mission Integration at Austin-based Seton Healthcare Family.

“At SCL Health our mission is more than a sign on a wall. It is who we are and the foundation of everything we strive to do,” Slubowski said. “As we grow, innovate and adapt as a health care organization, David will play an important role ensuring that our culture and mission are a reliable, steadfast constant amid all the change.”

For Pringle: “From the first Sisters of Charity who landed in Leavenworth, Kansas some 150 years ago to the hundreds of millions in community benefit SCL Health provides today, this is a faith-based organization with heart and compassion. I am honored to become a part of this important work.”

The two executive positions were vacated earlier this year due to retirements. Both Taylor and Pringle were selected after highly competitive, national searches.

About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable.  Our $2.4 billion health network aspires to provide comprehensive, coordinated care through our eight hospitals, more than 160 physician clinics, home health care, hospice, mental health care, and safety-net services in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. We proudly partner with other organizations to improve quality and the patient experience. SCL Health provides more than $226 million a year in community benefit. SCL Health was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit www.sclhealth.org.