William C. Schoenhard, executive vice president/chief operating officer for 22 years, has announced his retirement also effective Aug. 1.
is interested in pursuing a second career in public service.
A former U.S. Navy officer, he
would particularly like to give back by serving the health needs of veterans, especially those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
He has been with SSM for 31 years.
Prior to assuming his system role, he held the positions of executive director of SSM St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, Mo., and SSM St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., executive director of the former Arcadia Valley Hospital, and assistant and associate director of St. Mary's Health Center, Richmond Heights, Mo.
He also served as chair of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Missouri Hospital Association and is a member of the board of the American Hospital Association.