After serving since July 1, 2017 as health system president and CEO of St. Vincent’s Health Services in Bridgeport, part of Ascension, Vicki Briggs has decided to return to East Texas to serve as chief executive officer of UT Health Tyler in Tyler, Texas. She previously had served as CEO of Longview Regional Medical Center in Longview, Texas, from 1998-2005. Prior to assuming leadership of St. Vincent’s, Briggs had served as Chief Operating Officer since 2016. She has helped lead the transformation of St. Vincent’s as it navigates the rapidly changing healthcare environment.
Dawn Rudolph will step in to lead St. Vincent’s beginning March 23, 2018. Rudolph has served as chief experience officer for Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, also part of Ascension, since 2013. She previously served as president and CEO of Saint Thomas West Hospital, after joining Saint Thomas in 2010. Before moving to Nashville, she served as chief executive officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.