Provena Saint Joseph gets new chief medical officer
September 14, 2012 9:14PM
Dr. David Franzblau
Updated: January 15, 2013 1:43PM
JOLIET — Dr. David Franzblau has been named chief medical officer of Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, announced Beth Hughes, president and CEO of the hospital.
“Dr. Franzblau brings a wealth of experience to his new role at St. Joe’s, having served as senior vice president of medical affairs at Mercy Health Partners Northern Region, the largest region within Catholic Healthcare Partners, where he oversaw governance, clinical quality and performance improvement, operations, research and academic affairs and graduate medical education.
“He played a key role in CHP being named among the 10 best health systems in the nation,” Hughes said.
A licensed psychiatrist, Franzblau completed his medical degree at Michigan State University and completed psychiatric residency at University of Michigan Medical.
Franzblau said St. Joe’s “manifests the values of Catholicism and the mission of its extraordinary health care ministry.”
The new officer said he has been impressed by the sophistication of services and high-quality care provided at St. Joe’s.
“The future will demand that those in healthcare dedicate themselves to accountability, coordination and innovation. Collaboration between a hospital’s administration and medical staff is the engine for change,” Franzblau said.