Published on July 25, 2017

EVANSVILLE, INSt. Vincent has appointed Dan Parod to serve as the president of its Southwest Region, effective immediately.

In his new role, Parod is responsible for advancing St. Vincent’s mission of service in Evansville and the Warrick County Tri-State area, as well as providing leadership and guidance to the more than 750 physicians and 3,500 associates on staff at St. Vincent Evansville and St. Vincent Warrick.

Parod joined St. Vincent as the chief operating officer of its Southwest Region in August 2016 and began serving as the region’s interim president in February 2017. During that time, Parod has built strong relationships with board members, physicians, associates and community leaders. Through his leadership, the St. Vincent Southwest Region has continued to grow with projects like the St. Vincent Orthopedic Hospital, which is scheduled to open in May 2019, and the St. Vincent Evansville management agreement with Daviess Community Hospital in Washington, Indiana.

“I’m thrilled about the work we’re doing to further our mission to serve our patients and communities here in the Tri-State area,” said Parod, who came to St. Vincent after serving as the senior vice president and chief operating officer at Rockford Health System in Rockford, Illinois.

“Dan brings nearly 25 years of experience in healthcare leadership to this role,” said Cheryl Harmon, chief operating officer for St. Vincent, one of the largest health systems within St. Louis-based Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system. “His extensive background in clinical integration, human resources, performance improvement, leading change and shaping culture makes him an ideal fit for this opportunity.”

Parod earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication from Illinois Wesleyan University and Master of Arts in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois. He has also held a number of volunteer community leadership positions, including serving on the board of directors for both the United Way and YMCA.

About St. Vincent

In Indiana, Ascension’s St. Vincent operates 20 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices and clinics that cover a 57-county area and employ more than 15,000 associates. Across the state, St. Vincent provided more than $266 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Indiana for 136 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit


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