Jo Ann Hoag to Retire After 39 Years At St. Luke's
After 39 years with St. Luke's, Jo Ann Hoag, Vice President of Regional
Development and President/CEO of Lake View hospital, will retire on July 11, 2014.
Hoag's leadership skills were evident early on as she became a Head
Nurse five years out of nursing school. A St. Luke's vice president
since 1997, she oversees collaborative regional activities and legislative
initiatives to enhance regional health care. She became the interim President/CEO
of Lake View hospital and clinic in Two Harbors in 2012 and was named
officially to that position in 2013.
In addition to her work at St. Luke's and Lake View, Hoag is very active
in the community. She has served on more than 20 boards and currently
chairs the Kitchi Gammi Club board, and is on the Wilderness Health executive
committee and board. In November 2013, she was honored by the Program
for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault with a Service Award for her instrumental
work in developing the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program. And in April,
she received the prestigious Women's Health Leadership TRUST award
for outstanding contributions in health care leadership.
"Jo Ann has been a tremendous asset to St. Luke's through the
years, as well as a great community advocate and we want to wish her well
as she enters retirement," said John Strange, St. Luke's President/CEO.
With Hoag's retirement, Greg Ruberg has been named Lake View administrator
and he is responsible for the day-to-day operations.
BELOW: Jo Ann Hoag
Lake View Hospital,St. Luke's Hospital