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George Noonan Named Interim Executive Director of Saint Vincent and Duchesne Clinics

George Noonan, a seasoned healthcare executive with more than 30 years of experience, has been named interim executive director of Saint Vincent and Duchesne Clinics, effective Feb. 24, 2016. The safety net clinics provide primary and preventive medical care, chronic disease and acute care management and medication assistance to low income, uninsured residents in Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties. Noonan, formerly the Chancellor of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, will assume the executive director role from Amy Falk, who is leaving for another position. Her last day is Friday, March 11.

“George’s experience and knowledge base of healthcare, stewardship, communications and development will help lead us through this period of transition,” said David Pringle, Senior Vice President of Mission Integration for SCL Health, which oversees the clinic ministries.  “He is very familiar with Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties and the clinics, having served on its board as Secretary and Treasurer from 2009-2013 and as Vice President of Mission Integration and Support Services at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City and Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth.”

His board experience includes the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County, Catholic Health Association’s Mission Leader Advisory Council, Providence Place, Inc. and Physician Resources, Inc., Kansas City, Kan.

Falk has served as executive director of the clinics since 2006. Under Falk’s leadership, the clinics’ underwent two successful capital building campaigns as well as developed a number of collaborative relationships with community organizations such as Riverview Health Services, Wyandot Center, Providence Medical Center, Saint John Hospital, Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital, KC Cares and Turner House. In addition, Falk implemented the first Continuous Quality Improvement process at the clinics. This ensured consistent quality care and led to a robust clinic model involving care teams, care coordination and Electronic Medical Records.

“We will definitely miss Amy’s professionalism, compassion and caring spirit,” said Margaret Steele, Caritas Clinics, Inc. (Saint Vincent and Duchesne Clinics) Board Chair. “We thank her for her diligent work in making Saint Vincent and Duchesne Clinics a place where people feel at home, respected and receive excellent care. We also look forward to George’s leadership and expertise in guiding us through this transition.”
Noonan’s tenure as executive director is expected to last up to six months. SCL Health and Caritas Clinics, Inc. will conduct a search for a permanent executive director.

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