SCL names new president for Good Samaritan in Lafayette

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Dawn J. Anuszkiewicz has been named the new president of Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, replacing Jen Alderfer, who has moved to a different position with the SCL Health organization.

Dawn J. Anuszkiewicz (BizWest/Courtesy)

Anuszkiewicz will begin with the organization Nov. 29. Alderfer was recently named president of SCL Health’s Montana region and St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings.

According to a statement, Anuszkiewicz was chief operating officer of Reading Hospital — Tower Health, a 714-bed hospital in West Reading, Pa. Before that, she spent seven years as the CEO of Ochsner Baptist in New Orleans. She has spent most of her career in health care management, serving in roles ranging from director of medical education to administrator of academic services.

“Dawn has a proven track record of fostering a strong and collaborative culture, supporting teams in being successful, and helping organizations to grow,” Mark Korth, executive vice president and chief operating officer for SCL Health, said in a statement. “I know she will continue to build upon the great foundation that’s in place to lead the Good Samaritan team to continued operational and quality improvements.”

Good Samaritan Hospital has been in the top 1% in the nation for three straight years, and most recently, it was named one of the top hospitals in Colorado by U.S. News and World Report. “I can’t wait to start working with our physicians, associates, board members, and community partners as we continue to provide the very best health care services in these challenging times,” said Anuszkiewicz. “I am grateful for the ongoing dedication of Good Samaritan.

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