, a 16-year veteran of healthcare administration, has been promoted to vice president of professional services at Sunrise Hospital
and Medical Center.In his
new position, Leist
will have responsibility for managing both clinical and non-clinical services, encompassing radiology, cardiology, pharmacy, laboratory, respiratory, pulmonary, engineering, environmental services and food and nutrition.He
also will oversee office buildings and major construction projects as Sunrise enters the next phases of its ongoing multi-million dollar expansion.
...Leist began his career in 1974 at Stormont Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka, Kan., and subsequently held administrative positions of increasing responsibility at healthcare facilities in Iowa and Oklahoma.Prior to joining Sunrise in 1997, Leist was administrative director for cardiovascular services at Baptist Medical Center and Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. In addition to his responsibilities at Sunrise, Leist has served on several boards, including the American Heart Association of Las Vegas.A Registered Radiologic Technologist, Leist earned his bachelor's degree from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kan., and master's degree in public health/public administration from the University of Kansas.
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