Anchorum St. Vincent, the nonprofit group that has a 50% possession stake in Christus St. Vincent, introduced a full-time CEO and president on Monday to steer the group going ahead.
The Anchorum board appointed Jerry Jones to full-time CEO, efficient instantly, after he had served within the interim CEO position for the reason that fall of final yr. Jones replaces Peter Bastone, who served as CEO since September 2017 – a month earlier than Jones had additionally joined the group.
“(I’m) incredibly humbled to be in the role of CEO and to continue the work we’ve started,” Jones informed the Journal. “We started some incredible initiatives and I know that we’ll have the ability to have greater impact with this new strategy.”
Jones joined the group initially as vice chairman and chief monetary officer, serving to Bastone lead the group in a brand new philanthropic route.
That change of route got here in 2018 when Anchorum St. Vincent had modified its title from SVHsupport and created a brand new strategic plan for the following few years that allowed the group to “continue to support some of the work that’s happening at the hospital” however permit them to “go outside the four walls and start working with nonprofit service providers in the region to help combat some of the social determinants of health,” Jones stated.
One in all Anchorum St. Vincent’s first strikes beneath the route of the brand new strategic plan was to accomplice with Christus St. Vincent and the Santa Fe Group Basis to create a brand new funding alliance, now referred to as the Group Well being Funder Alliance. The partnership among the many three entities has a deal with well being disparities throughout communities in New Mexico.
The group has additionally labored with Homewise and Enterprise Financial institution & Belief on Inexpensive Housing, with Anchorum pledging about $5 million in loans, Jones stated.
“We have used these last three years of our current strategy to really prove how we can work with organizations in a really dynamic way,” Jones stated.
Jones stated the group is within the strategy of refining its technique, offering extra grant cash to assist different organizations with staffing points within the well being care trade.
Jones, earlier than becoming a member of Anchorum St. Vincent, had labored because the interim president and CEO of the Santa Fe Group Basis – the place he had additionally served as a board member for greater than a decade. He graduated from the College of New Mexico and has been an authorized public accountant since 2003.