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Brian Crawford
Senior Director, System Public Relations


Resurrection Health Care Names Sandra Bruce President & CEO

CHICAGO -- Sandra Bruce has been appointed President and CEO of Resurrection Health Care, Chicago. She succeeds Joseph F. Toomey, who is retiring after 16 years of service to Resurrection. She will begin her new position November 3.

Ms. Bruce (photo at right) has a wealth of health care leadership experience, serving in chief executive officer positions for more than 25 years and in key roles for several state and national health care associations, commissions and task forces.

Ms. Bruce is currently President and CEO of Saint Alphonsus in Boise, Idaho. Saint Alphonsus is an integrated health care system serving Southwestern Idaho, Eastern Oregon and Northern Nevada. The regional medical center also provides clinical management services to rural hospitals in Idaho through its Health Management Services division. Saint Alphonsus has created the largest primary care network in Idaho; is part of numerous physician joint ventures; operates a Management Services Only (MSO) for primary care physicians in Idaho; and is a member of Trinity Health, the third largest Catholic health care system in the nation.

She was previously President and CEO of Mercy General Health Partners in Muskegon, Michigan, a combined health care system formed through a joint operating agreement between the Muskegon Mercy Community Health Care System and Muskegon General Hospital.

Ms. Bruce is immediate past chair of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Health Association and served as past chair of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association, and the Idaho Hospital Association. In addition, she is a past member of the American Hospital Association Region VIII and Region V Policy Boards. She was one of five hospital CEO members of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Commission on Workforce, and chaired the AHA Section for Aging and Long Term Care Services.

Ms. Bruce holds a Master’s of Science in health administration from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University. She is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, the American College of Health Care Administrators, and the American Society for Aging.


Resurrection Health Care is a family of health care services providing advanced medical care and exceptional customer service with compassion and hope. Its hospitals, nursing homes, retirement communities, home health services, behavioral health programs and other services are conveniently located in many Chicagoland neighborhoods. Resurrection Health Care is a not-for-profit Catholic organization sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and the Sisters of the Resurrection.


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