Stephen Lunn will become the new chief executive officer of Porter Health System, effective March 24. He is currently CEO of Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill., a position he’s held for the past three years. | Provided
Updated: April 1, 2014 10:17AM
VALPARAISO — The board of directors of Porter Health Care System announced Thursday that Stephen Lunn will serve as its new chief executive officer, effective March 24.
“I look forward to joining the dedicated physicians, employees and volunteers at Porter Health Care System and supporting their work to provide the Northwest Indiana community with high quality care,” Lunn said in a news release.
“Porter Health Care System is an important resource for this area. I’m honored to join this hospital team.”
Lunn has more than 10 years of hospital leadership experience, most recently serving as CEO of Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill., a position he’s held for the past three years.
Lunn’s achievements there earned him the 2012 CEO Excellence in Leadership Award from Community Health Systems, which owns Porter.
“We are delighted to name Stephen as Porter’s new CEO,” said David Rose, chairman of the health care system’s board of directors.
“As an experienced healthcare executive, Stephen has a thorough understanding of the transforming healthcare marketplace. We look forward to his leadership to build upon Porter’s mission of providing quality, patient-centered care and enhancing its role as a vital asset in our community.”
Lunn has previous experience as a CEO for hospitals in Missouri and Kentucky.
Jonathan Nalli, Porter’s previous CEO, stepped down last month to take a similar position with St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis.