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SCL Health System Announces Two Senior Leadership Appointments

May 31, 2013

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DENVER — (May 31, 2013) – SCL Health System (SCLHS), a faith-based, nonprofit organization,  has appointed Rosland Fisher McLeod as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Tajquah Hudson as Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer. Both will serve on the System Executive Leadership Team and report to the President and CEO.

 McLeod joined SCLHS in August 2012 as Vice President, General Counsel – Operations.  Prior to joining SCLHS, she served as Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer at Biogen-Idec, a global biotechnology company and a healthcare partner at the international law firm K&L Gates. In addition, she has served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Novation Corp., one of the country’s largest healthcare group purchasing organizations; and as Vice President of Legal Operations for Triad Hospitals.

 Hudson has more than 20 years of experience in health care executive positions within multi-state regions, integrated academic medical centers and single hospital environments. She served for more than three years as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, where she was responsible for strategic, business and programmatic development, campus master planning and operational leadership of John Wayne Cancer Institute. In addition, she has held senior strategy positions with the University of Kansas Hospital Authority, an integrated health system and primary teaching hospital for the University of Kansas School of Medicine. 

“Rosland and Tajquah are wonderful stewards of our health ministry,” said Michael Slubowski, FACHE, FACMPE, President and CEO of SCL Health System. “Both are uniquely talented professionals and are instrumental in our pursuit to be the premier person-centered health system and trusted partner for care.”  

McLeod earned her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. Hudson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master of Health Science in Administration.  

McLeod replaces Ed Barker who retired as general counsel for SCLHS after 30 years of service. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association, the Council on Corporate Compliance and Ethics, the Health Care Compliance Association, Corporate Counsel Women of Color, the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Association and the Texas Bar Association.

Hudson served as Chief Strategy Officer on an interim basis since January 2013. She joined SCLHS in 2010. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

About SCL Health System
SCL Health System (SCLHS), based in Denver, is a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization operating nine hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health treatment center and more than 100 ambulatory service centers in four states – California, Colorado, Kansas and Montana. Our $2.7 billion health network is dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. On an annual basis, SCLHS provides more than $220 million in community benefit, including services for the poor, health screenings, educational programs, community donations and research. SCLHS was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit www.sclhealthsystem.org 

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