Porter Health Care
System has named Sean T. Dardeau its new CEO. According to a statement
released today, the Board of Trustees has appointed Dardeau both the CEO of
Porter Health Care System and the Market CEO for Northwest Indiana. Dardeau
begins his new position on Monday, Feb. 5.
oversee operations for Porter Health Care System and--as Market CEO--will
work in collaboration with Ashley Dickinson, CEO of LaPorte Hospital and
Starke Hospital, to coordinate care and services for the region.
“Sean is a seasoned
healthcare leader with nearly 25 years of experience, and proven leadership
in strengthening care coordination, operations, and medical staff relations
at hospital systems large and small,” said Jac Cooper, chair of Porter
Health Care System’s Board of Trustees. “We are pleased to welcome him to
Dardeau, for his
part, said that he was drawn to Northwest Indiana by the people. “When we
arrived [for my interview] the whole family was impressed with the
community, its people, and the surrounding opportunities both in and
outdoors. What sealed the deal for me were the people I met at the
hospitals. The boards and medical staffs and directors made an impression on
me. It was clear to me they wanted leadership that would protect the
community asset they had already built in all three communities. The
leadership teams at these hospitals are focused on the future and the long
term welfare of the communities they serve. I am honored they have selected
me for their team.”
Dardeau comes to
Porter from South Carolina, where he has served as Market CEO for Mary Black
Health System, a network of two independent hospitals in Spartanburg and
Gaffney. He was promoted to this role in June of last year after serving as
CEO Mary Black-Spartanburg since early 2014.
Dardeau has also
worked in communities across the Southeast, supporting hospitals and
physician clinics in Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. He
has experience in rural acute care hospitals and large urban tertiary
hospital operations. He has demonstrated physician recruiting success and
network expansion in his previous healthcare work.
Dardeau earned his
bachelor's degree in economics and business administration from King College
in Bristol, Tenn., and his master's degree in business administration from
Averett College in Danville, Va.
Dardeau has been
active in the Rotary Club of Spartanburg, served on the advisory board of
directors for Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas Campus,
and on the boards of the South Carolina Hospital Association, and Upstate
Employers Network of Spartanburg.