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Mark Reifsteck, Interim President of St. Joseph Health, has more than 30 years of experience successfully leading complex Catholic and faith-based health systems and maintaining excellent working relationships with physicians. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Cardinal Glennon College and Master’s degree in Health Administration from Washington University School of Medicine, located in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition, Mark has been a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (LFACHE) for over 30 years. He currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, but joins our organization to provide leadership during this transition.

St. Joseph Health’s ministry of healing in Brazos Valley provides and delivers care to patients across our integrated network in Texas. Mark’s leadership will provide our patients and community with high-quality, essential services and personalized care.

Mark Reifsteck, Interim President of St. Joseph Health, has more than 30 years of experience successfully leading complex Catholic and faith-based health systems and maintaining excellent working relationships with physicians. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Cardinal Glennon College and Master’s degree in Health Administration from Washington University School of Medicine, located in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition, Mark has been a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (LFACHE) for over 30 years. He currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, but joins our organization to provide leadership during this transition.

St. Joseph Health’s ministry of healing in Brazos Valley provides and delivers care to patients across our integrated network in Texas. Mark’s leadership will provide our patients and community with high-quality, essential services and personalized care.


Kia Parsi

CHI St. Joseph Health named Dr. Kia Parsi Chief Medical Officer in July, 2016. As CMO, Dr. Parsi is responsible for providing physician oversight for the provision of care at our acute and ambulatory points of access, working closely with Dr. Garth Morgan, Chief Medical Officer for the CHI St. Joseph Health Medical Group. 

Kia Parsi

CHI St. Joseph Health named Dr. Kia Parsi Chief Medical Officer in July, 2016. As CMO, Dr. Parsi is responsible for providing physician oversight for the provision of care at our acute and ambulatory points of access, working closely with Dr. Garth Morgan, Chief Medical Officer for the CHI St. Joseph Health Medical Group. 


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CHI St. Joseph Health named Ricardo Diaz Chief Operating Officer in January, 2015. Managing all acute care operations, Ricardo is responsible for operational supervision and support to improve efficiency and effectiveness in our hospitals. As COO, Ricardo leads all clinical and non-clinical support systems to achieve excellence in patient satisfaction, team member engagement, physician engagement, financial, quality and patient safety targets.

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CHI St. Joseph Health named Ricardo Diaz Chief Operating Officer in January, 2015. Managing all acute care operations, Ricardo is responsible for operational supervision and support to improve efficiency and effectiveness in our hospitals. As COO, Ricardo leads all clinical and non-clinical support systems to achieve excellence in patient satisfaction, team member engagement, physician engagement, financial, quality and patient safety targets.


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Beverly, who has served at CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital for over 23 years, is responsible for enhancing clinical outcomes by establishing a culture of systemness collaboration with key stakeholders. For the last nearly two decades, Beverly has led several departments, including multiple nursing departments, Transfer Center, Centralized Patient Transport, House Supervisors, Staffing Office and Emergency Department Call Panel Program with oversight for managers in Trauma, Stroke, Chest Pain Center, Emergency Management and Air Medical.

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Beverly, who has served at CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital for over 23 years, is responsible for enhancing clinical outcomes by establishing a culture of systemness collaboration with key stakeholders. For the last nearly two decades, Beverly has led several departments, including multiple nursing departments, Transfer Center, Centralized Patient Transport, House Supervisors, Staffing Office and Emergency Department Call Panel Program with oversight for managers in Trauma, Stroke, Chest Pain Center, Emergency Management and Air Medical.


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CHI St. Joseph Health named Sister Penny Dunn Vice President, Mission Integration in 2011. Sister Penny is responsible for strengthening our legacy, Mission, values and Catholic identity throughout the health care system and in partnership with the wider community. She also continues to develop the understanding and implications of the Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Health Care Services, which promote and protect the truths of the Catholic faith as those truths are brought to bear on concrete issues in health care.

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CHI St. Joseph Health named Sister Penny Dunn Vice President, Mission Integration in 2011. Sister Penny is responsible for strengthening our legacy, Mission, values and Catholic identity throughout the health care system and in partnership with the wider community. She also continues to develop the understanding and implications of the Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Health Care Services, which promote and protect the truths of the Catholic faith as those truths are brought to bear on concrete issues in health care.

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