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Sean McCallister named administrator responsible for Providence Alaska critical access hospitals


VALDEZ, AK – Sean McCallister, administrator at Providence Valdez Medical Center, has accepted the new role of critical access hospital operations administrator for Providence Health & Services Alaska effective Jan. 7. McCallister will oversee PH&SA operations in Cordova, Kodiak, Seward and Valdez, including critical access hospitals, associated clinics, long-term care facilities and behavioral health services.


“Providence Valdez has benefited greatly from Sean’s leadership,” said Susan Humphrey-Barnett, area operations administrator for Providence Health & Services Alaska. “Sean is grounded in Providence’s core values, radiates positive energy, and makes work fun and challenging for those around him. This new role will make great use of his strong interpersonal skills and ability to build productive relationships in support of our services in rural communities across Southcentral Alaska.”
An interim hospital administrator will be named at Providence Valdez prior to McCallister’s departure Dec. 21 and filled on a permanent basis during the first quarter of 2013.

McCallister has served as hospital administrator in Valdez since 2008, responsible for operations at the hospital, long-term care center and behavioral health services. In that role, he has proven to be highly successful, working to raise the overall health of the community and expand key services as well as improve physician relations, employee engagement and patient satisfaction. McCallister is also known for his ability to create highly functioning teams that make the most of each person’s gifts.
Prior to serving in Valdez, McCallister worked as Transport & Logistics manager and program manager for medical affairs at Providence Alaska Medical Center. He joined Providence as an administrative fellow in 2005 after earning a master’s of health policy and administration from Washington State University.

McCallister is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Alaska Healthcare Executive Network. He has been active in the Valdez community, serving on the United Way of Valdez Board, including as board president; with Rotary International and with Junior Achievement Worldwide.


“Serving with the dedicated team at Providence Valdez Medical Center and living in the wonderful community of Valdez has been a pleasure and a blessing,” said McCallister. “Providence Valdez is a model for why I am called to serve in health care. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in this new capacity and am excited to work in cooperation with our four critical access ministries.”

About Providence Valdez Medical Center
Providence Valdez Medical Center is owned by the City of Valdez and managed by Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities.
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