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Providence Announces Leadership Changes


Gilbertson departing, COO appointed, new medical center chief executive

ANCHORAGE, AK - Providence Health & Services Alaska announced Aug. 11
that Joel Gilbertson, chief administrative and strategy officer for
Providence Health & Services Alaska has taken a position as vice
president, government and public affairs, for the Providence system in
Renton, Wash., effective Sept. 1

Bruce Lamoureux, chief executive of Providence Alaska Medical Center,
has been named chief operating officer for the Alaska Region effective
Aug. 1. Dick Mandsager, M.D., the executive director of the Children's
Hospital at Providence has been named chief executive of Providence
Alaska Medical Center, effective Aug. 10.

In his new role, Gilbertson will manage government relations and public
affairs for the five-state Providence Health & Services system.
Gilbertson has been with Providence Health & Services Alaska since 2005.
Prior to his current post he served in the cabinet of former Gov. Frank
H. Murkowski as the commissioner of the Department of Health & Social

Lamoureux has been with Providence Health & Services Alaska since 2006
when he assumed the role of chief executive for Providence Alaska
Medical Center. During that time, he has led the medical center through
growth and change, including the opening of a new cancer center and the
establishment of a neuroscience center and telestroke program. Bruce has
served in many leadership positions during the course of his career.
Immediately preceding his tenure at Providence Alaska Medical Center, he
served as president and CEO of Saint John's Health Center in Santa
Monica, Calif.

A pediatrician by training, Mandsager served as the director of the
Division of Public Health for the State of Alaska from 2004 to 2006.
Prior to his state service he worked in various managerial and clinical
positions at Southcentral Foundation and Alaska Native Medical Center,
including serving as the medical center administrator. An Anchorage
resident since 1985, Mandsager has volunteered his time and talents in
support of many local organizations, including the Boy Scouts, Lutheran
Social Services and the Municipality of Anchorage Health & Human
Services Committee.

Providence Health & Services Alaska is the state's largest health care
provider and largest private sector employer. The organization is part
of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals,
care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services,
affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information,
visit: www.providence.org/alaska.

August 11, 2009
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