James Bleicher, M.D., joins SSM Health as Physicians' Organization President
SSM Health has announced that James Bleicher, M.D., has been hired as President of the Physicians' Organization in St. Louis.
Bleicher will be responsible for the growth and management of physician practices as well as post-acute and ambulatory operations across SSM Health in St. Louis.
will lead the region in partnership with Candace Jennings, President of Hospital Operations.
"With more than a decade of executive leadership experience in large health care systems across the country, Dr. Bleicher brings a wealth of experience to SSM Health," said Shane Peng, M.D., President of Physician and Ambulatory Operations for SSM Health.
Bleicher joins SSM Health from Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he currently serves as President and Chief Executive of the Employed Physician Group.
Prior to joining Pinnacle, Bleicher served in various Chief Executive and Vice President of Medical Affairs roles within health care organizations across Arizona and Michigan.
He is a board certified Internist who received his medical degree at Michigan State University.
He is also a Six Sigma black belt and holds a Master of Science in Health Care Management from Harvard University.
Bleicher will report to Shane Peng, M.D., President of Physician and Ambulatory Operations for SSM Health.