Healthy Conversations

Healthy Conversations with Saint Alphonsus


Welcome to Healthy Conversations, a regularly-updated venue for discussion, created here at Saint Alphonsus Health System. This page is primarily the work of Saint Alphonsus Health System President and CEO Sally Jeffcoat. From time to time, we’ll welcome other contributors to these pages. 

About Sally

Sally has served as President & CEO of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center since June, 2009. Effective April 1, 2010, Sally was also named President and CEO of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a newly-formed regional health system comprised of hospitals located in Nampa, Ontario and Baker City, and the Regional Medical Center located in Boise. Combined, these hospitals total over 600 beds and serve citizens throughout Southwest Idaho and Eastern Oregon. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health, the fourth largest Catholic Healthcare System in the United States.

Sally is a highly accomplished leader in faith based, Catholic Healthcare.  Her impressive leadership record includes both strategic and operational success on a wide variety of complex issues including: physician alignment, clinical program growth, service quality, community needs, and care of the poor and underserved.

Most recently, Sally served as the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare Operations, for Ascension Health. Prior to assuming system responsibility, from 2003 to 2007 Sally was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Carondelet Health Network based in Tucson, Arizona, encompassing four hospitals and 851 beds.  Earlier in her career, Sally held CEO positions at faith-based hospitals and at for-profit hospitals in Texas, including six years with Christus Health as the President and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, a 792 bed tertiary teaching hospital.  Sally received her bachelor’s and her master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Texas.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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