is well-positioned to forge Good Samaritan Hospital's future
Years of working as an anesthesiologist prepared Paul Beaupré perhaps better than anything to become the CEO of San Jose's Good Samaritan Hospital.
In a profession that requires being on call day or night, Beaupré
spent 22 years practically living at the hospital.
Currently Good Sam's chief operating officer and chief medical officer, Beaupré takes the helm as the CEO on Jan. 1, succeeding the retiring Bill Piché.
And we've refocused completely on patient care and trying to exceed their expectations," Beaupré
said the hospital plans to emphasize its cardiac services line as well as develop a more significant oncologic service line and spinal care and joint replacement services.
The facility is known for its stroke program, its high-end maternal risk program and its level-three neonatal intensive care unit, the only one outside a university setting in Northern California.
The hospital also is one of a few in the region that has a behavioral health program, important because Good Sam's
mission says it takes care of the patient's mind, body and spirit.
But the hospital still has its challenges.
takes over, his
goal will be to continue building consensus among the leadership team and frontline employees on a five-year strategy for Good Sam
That plan is to improve the facilities, fund equipment purchases, bring on more staff and maintain a high level of patient care.
"One of the advantages of being for-profit is that we have access to capital, and that helps us accomplish these goals," he
"It's the wave of the future that more physicians can become clinically trained hospital leaders, and Paul
brings the entire package to the table," Piché said.