CEO of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System announces resignation

Ken Haynes leaves to accept executive leadership role

Ken Haynes (Photo courtesy of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System)
Ken Haynes (Photo courtesy of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System)

SAN ANTONIO – CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System President/CEO Ken Haynes has announced he will be leaving to accept an executive leadership role with Carolinas Healthcare System.

Haynes' last day will be Jan. 20, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System personnel said.

Haynes joined in 2013 as chief operating officer and was named president/CEO in 2015. In a released statement, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa said it opened the first freestanding, academic children's hospital in San Antonio, began a mutually beneficial relationship with Baylor College of Medicine, has been instrumental in the Children's Hospital’s network of services development and secured leadership at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio under Haynes' leadership.

"My journey with the CHRISTUS ministry has been very rewarding and I'll treasure the many relationships I've established while in the San Antonio area," Haynes said. "I would like to thank the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and Ernie Sadau, CHRISTUS Health, president/CEO, for allowing me the opportunity to serve as the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa executive leader."

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Haynes also led initiatives for the Santa Rosa market, which include the patient intake center improvement process, increasing and driving patient satisfaction, throughput, turn-time in the emergency department and physician integration at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Alamo Heights, officials said.

"The Santa Rosa market has a solid leadership team in place and is well poised for continued success and growth," Haynes said.

Officials said Dominic Dominguez, CHRISTUS Health - South Texas senior vice president of operations for the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa and Spohn markets, will oversee operations until the position is filled.

"Ensuring this market's continued positive progress is key and we have already begun the process to identify a replacement," Dominguez said.

Dominguez will work with the board to select a president/CEO who can effectively collaborate with the system's associates, physicians and leaders, and who can navigate the changes in the health care industry, officials said.

"Ken has been instrumental in seeing many CHRISTUS Santa Rosa initiatives come to fruition," Dominguez said. "He's a very talented leader, and I wish him all the best in his new position."

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