Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital welcomes longtime BJC HealthCare executive Ann Abad as its new president.
Abad’s 15 years of experience at BJC includes roles as vice president of strategic planning and, most recently, vice president of operations for Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Hospitals.
She joins the Barnes-Jewish West County team at an exciting time in its history, after opening its celebrated new building in November.
Designed as the “hospital of the future,” the new Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is located behind the 50-year-old facility it replaced, and offers 260,000-square-feet, 64 private rooms, and more importantly, a warm, comforting environment to complement highly advanced medical care.
“Since arriving several weeks ago, I’ve already had the privilege to work with so many skilled and compassionate people,” says Abad. “Our team exemplifies how caring for others is truly a calling.”
Over the years, Abad has championed projects to improve the quality of care and experience across all of BJC’s hospitals. She played a key role in the expansion of Siteman Center to Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, which provides patients in St. Charles County access to world-class cancer care. Abad also continues to lead work that will make it easier for patients to find and connect with primary care physicians in our community.
“Ann is a perfect fit for Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and we are excited for the entire team,” says Bob Cannon, president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and group president of BJC HealthCare. “This role brings together Ann’s strengths as a strategic healthcare leader and her dedication to putting others first. She cares deeply about the people she works alongside and those who turn to us for care.”
Abad earned her MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Purdue University.
She replaces outgoing Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital President, Trish Lollo, who became president of BJC’s St. Louis Children’s Hospital last year.