Saint Thomas Health Chief Experience Officer Dawn Rudolph to Lead Ascension’s St. Vincent’s Health Services in Connecticut


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2018) –  In recognition of her tremendous skills and experience as a virtuous servant leader as Chief Experience Officer of Saint Thomas Health, Dawn Rudolph will now lead Ascension’s St. Vincent’s Health Services in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

As Saint Thomas Chief Experience Officer, Rudolph focused on operationalizing patient, physician and family experience strategies across all Saint Thomas facilities, including monitoring patient satisfaction scores, providing tools to address improvement opportunities, and creating policies and procedures to ensure a consistent, yet distinctive experience for all who enter Saint Thomas facilities.

Rudolph has served as Chief Experience Officer for Saint Thomas since 2013 and previously served as President and CEO of Saint Thomas West Hospital. Rudolph has been a part of Saint Thomas since 2010.

See more information about the leadership change here.


In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates.  Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $92 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2017.  Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.  Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Visit

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