Douglas Luckett tells the Phoenix Business Journal that the hospital system will probably expand some existing facilities and could potentially add another Arizona hospital to the Boston-based Steward Health Care System, already one of the largest private systems in the nation. Steward purchased Iasis Healthcare in September 2017.
Luckett joined the health system in April 2018 after abruptly leaving his job as CEO and President of CaroMont Health in North Carolina in March 2017 after more than four years of leadership.
According to the Gaston Gazette, when Luckett took the reins at at CaroMont Health in April 2013, the organization was mired in controversy and struggling to mend its reputation in the public eye. Luckett is given credit for a $24 million upgrade of the emergency department at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was also at the helm when the nonprofit broke ground and later completed construction of its $24 million Regional Medical Center in Mount Holly. CaroMont Health employs about 4,000 people with a medical staff of nearly 500. Its flagship hospital is the 435-bed CaroMont Regional Medical Center.
In April 2017, the Gazette reported that Luckett was the health-care provider’s highest earner in 2015. Including his base salary of $604,074, along with incentives and non-taxable benefits, his total compensation exceeded $1.03 million in 2015.
Steward owns four hospitals in Arizona:
- Mountain Vista Medical Center
- St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center
- St Luke’s Medical Center
- St. Luke’s Hospital
The Phoenix Business Journal is reporting that Luckett is impressed with Steward’s Arizona workforce and he’s inclined to favor adding full service centers to the system in Arizona, rather than urgent care centers.
It’s a growing city and we’ll need to meet that growth in the right locations with the right services.
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