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11:31 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Boone Hospital announces new president

Jim Sinek will start as Boone Hospital president on August 12.
Credit Courtesy of Boone Hospital Center

BJC HealthCare has named Jim Sinek, a long-time hospital executive, as Boone Hospital’s new president. Sinek has served as a hospital CEO for about 14 years. He comes to Columbia from Faith Regional Health Services, a 200-bed facility in Norfolk, Neb., two hours northeast of Omaha.

At Faith Regional, Sinek recently oversaw the addition of a new 5-story patient tower and the implementation of an electronic medical records system. Boone Hospital's Vice President of Human Resources Michelle Zvanut said those experiences made Sinek stand out in the pool of applicants.

Sinek said he hopes to expand the working relationships between Boone Hospital and regional facilities.

“I would love to grow that, continue to be the leading hospital in the region, provide services and expertise that maybe some of the regional hospitals are looking to through some sort of affiliation with Boone Hospital Center,” he said. 

Sinek's predecessor, Dan Rothery, now serves as president of home care and community services for BJC HealthCare. Sinek will start his new position on August 12.