Florence Community Healthcare Names Executive Leadership Team

Florence Community Healthcare’s Executive Team brings decades of expertise and leadership to the new organization.

Decades of Experience — ()

Florence Community Healthcare has a new senior leadership team in place, bringing decades of expertise, experience and leadership to the organization. Initiatives Healthcare, parent company of Florence Community Healthcare names Gary Faulkner as Chief Executive Officer; Loren Jacobson as Chief Financial Officer; Sandy Lennon as Chief Nursing Officer; Stephen Franken as Chief Information Officer; and Fred Randolph as Executive Director of Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care. Florence Community Healthcare is slated to open phase one of their operation in November 2009, with a grand opening of the entire facility projected for January 2010.

“This is the most experienced and talented executive team we’ve ever assembled,” said Edward McEachern, M.D. and CEO of Initiatives Healthcare. “With this team in place we are positioned to bring long-term success to the new medical campus in Florence Arizona. This means that whether you seek treatment in one of our clinics or come to the hospital due to an emergency, you will receive care from the most experienced veterans in the healthcare field.”

“Gary, Loren and Stephen bring tremendous experience to the hospital, in operational, financial and systems management. They each have proven track records of success and we’re excited to have them at the helm of Florence Community Healthcare. Their combined years of experience nearly reach the century mark! They have also served in a variety of leadership positions in their respective communities, something we placed a great deal of merit in when considering candidates for the senior team. Sandy, a forty-year veteran in the field of nursing and Fred a thirty-year veteran of the healthcare industry, not only have a broad range of upper management and executive level expertise, they understand patient care at the ground level, where it will matter most to our patients. Their commitment to delivering care with respect and compassion is reflected in their many years of service to patients in a variety of successful healthcare organizations.”

The Executive Team
Gary Faulkner served 30 years with the Department of the Army and most recently as Director of Personnel/Business Manager at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He received numerous awards for meritorious and distinguished service during his tenure with the Army.

Loren Jacobson spent the past thirty years with St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center, serving for 20 years as Chief Financial Officer before relocating to Florence.

Stephen Franken most recently served as Chief Information Officer of San Juan Regional Medical Center, a 240 bed regional medical center in Farmington New Mexico.

Sandy Lennon has served in a variety of positions ranging from Assistant Vice President of Nursing and Ancillary Services at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center, Fort Smith, Arkansas to Administrator/Director of Nursing, Behavioral Health Services, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems, and Phoenix Arizona.

Fred Randolph most recently served as Executive Director for Medical and Clinical Services of Evercare Hospice of Tucson, where he was responsible for all day-to-day operations including Physician, Nursing, Social Service, Marketing, Pastoral and Financial Services.