St.John's Health. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jeff Sollis will take the helm as CEO at St. John’s Health (SJH) beginning today, Jan. 3.

Sollis was selected by the board of trustees in a unanimous vote on Sept. 9, 2022, following a months-long search.

Jeff Sollis. Photo: St. John’s Health

According to SJH, Sollis brings 17 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience to St. John’s Health. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, a regional health system that has supported St. John’s Health for decades.

Sollis will be taking over for Interim CEO David Robertson. Robertson, an SJH board advisor at the time of his appointment, replaced Will Wagnon who served as CEO for less than six months, from Feb.1, 2021, to July 26, 2021. While the Board never gave a formal reason for Wagnon’s resignation, Board member Joe Albright called it “not an ideal situation,” and Board Chair Sue Critzer said it was, “unexpected.”

Previous to all the shake-ups, Dr. Paul Beaupré served as CEO from September 2016 until February 2021. He announced his plan to retire in June 2020. Following his retirement, Beaupré stayed on at SJH, working as the Medical Director of COVID Response.

“We look forward to introducing Jeff to the Jackson Hole community over the next few months,” SJH Communications Officer Karen Connelly said.

In addition to scheduled meetings with elected officials, community groups, businesses and non-profits, Sollis will be welcomed at a public event being hosted by SJH on Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 5–7 p.m. at the Wort Hotel, Goldpiece Room.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.