KENTUCKY: New Leadership Team Named at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling

 Pictured L to R: John Yanes, FACHE, CPPS, Shelley Stanko, MD, chief medical officer, Andrea Holecek, EdD, MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC, CENP, FACHE, vice president of nursing, and Brady Dale, RT(R) (ARRT

MOUNT STERLING, KY – John Yanes, FACHE, CPPS, has been named the new president for Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. Yanes replaces Jennifer Nolan, who is taking on a ministry role with CHI Saint Joseph Health, in addition to her role as president at Flaget Memorial Hospital.

Saint Joseph Mt Sterling logo 250Yanes joined CHI Saint Joseph Health in 2019 as president of Saint Joseph London and Saint Joseph Berea and will continue to lead those hospitals as well.

With this realignment within the ministry, the new leadership team at the three hospitals will consist of Yanes, Shelley Stanko, MD, chief medical officer, Andrea Holecek, EdD, MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC, CENP, FACHE, vice president of nursing, and Brady Dale, RT(R) (ARRT), vice president of operations.

“We are excited to serve the Mount Sterling community and to work with the caregivers at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling,” Yanes said. “Our caregivers across our ministry work hard to deliver on the Saint Joseph promise each and every day. Our leadership team considers it a privilege to be able to fulfill our mission across three Saint Joseph hospitals.”

Yanes previously served as chief executive officer at Andalusia Health in Andalusia, Ala., and also served as a president and CEO in Ohio, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Florida for 17 years. He began his career in Florida as an administrator and executive director for clinics and health networks in Jacksonville, Daytona Beach and Pompano Beach. Yanes received a bachelor of science in business administration, an MBA and a master of health science from the University of Florida. He completed the Executive Program in Managed Care at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, is board certified in health care management from the American College of Healthcare Executives in Chicago and received the designation as Certified Professional in Patient Safety from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement in Boston.

Dr. Stanko is a native of London and has served as the chief medical officer for Saint Joseph London for nine years and Saint Joseph Berea for four years. Dr. Stanko is a member of the CHI Saint Joseph Board of Directors and its the Executive Committee. She sits on the Saint Joseph Medical Group Board and chairs the Quality Committee. A graduate of Georgetown College, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and the Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency, she has practiced family medicine for the past 18 years.

Andrea Holecek, EdD, MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC, CENP, FACHE, joined the ministry in June, 2019, as the vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer for Saint Joseph London.  She previously served as the senior director of Patient Care Services and Magnet Program Director at Bayhealth Medical Center in Delaware. Holecek holds several academic degrees including a Master’s in Nursing, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Doctorate of Education in Innovation and Organizational Leadership. She is a board-certified nurse executive and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dale is a native of Mount Sterling, and has been with CHI Saint Joseph Health since 2001, when he joined Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington as a staff technologist in the cardiac catheterization department. He came to Saint Joseph London in 2008 as director of cardiac catheterization and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. He was named director of cardiopulmonary services in 2014 and then director of cardio-ancillary services in 2018. Dale started his career at Mercy Hospital Anderson in Cincinnati as a staff technologist, radiologic special procedures and cardiac catheterization.

About CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About Saint Joseph Mount Sterling

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is a 42-bed community hospital located in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Established in 1918, the facility serves residents of Montgomery, Bath, Menifee, Powell and Rowan counties. An investment of $60 million opened the current facility in 2011.



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