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Holy Spirit appoints two executives

David Gatesman, left, and Bruce Haga. Submitted photos.

Holy Spirit Health System cited growth as the reason the organization has appointed two new executives.

Bruce Haga now is president of Spirit Physician Services Inc., and David Gatesman is vice president of professional services at Holy Spirit Health System.

Richard Schaffner, senior vice president and COO of Holy Spirit, said in a news release that SPSI has grown steadily during the past four decades and is poised to grow even more in the next five years as it adds more physician practices and extends its range of services and geographic reach.

“As we move forward, this strategically vital organization requires dedicated leadership to guide it through health care reform, the challenges of growth, further physician alignment integration, movement toward accountable care and the many other payer and regulatory changes,” he said.

Spirit Physician Services Inc. owns and manages Holy Spirit’s multispecialty practices, including family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, vascular surgery, general surgery and endocrinology.

Haga has considerable experience in managing complex physician organizations, most recently at St. Vincent’s Health System in Indianapolis, where he was responsible for a 240-provider practice. A former CPA, he has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Valparaiso University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Dakota.

Haga is a member of the Medical Group Management Association and a member of and certified by the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Of Gatesman’s appointment, Schaffner said, “Our outpatient presence has grown substantially over the past few years, and we believe our professional services division requires a dedicated executive to further develop these critical services.”

Gatesman will be responsible for imaging services, laboratory, behavioral health, rehabilitative services, pastoral care and pharmacy services. Previously director of imaging, sleep, cardiac and vascular imaging, and physician liaison services, he will continue to oversee Holy Spirit’s physician liaison and sleep center programs.

Gatesman received his MBA from the University of Phoenix, and his bachelor’s degree in business management from Houghton College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1985 to 1989. He graduated from the Bradford Hospital School of Radiography. Gatesman is a graduate of Leadership Cumberland.

Heather Stauffer

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