John S. Dubis, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
John S. Dubis is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. He previously held the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Northern Kentucky-based health system. Mr. Dubis has more than 34 years of senior healthcare experience.
Before coming to Northern Kentucky, Mr. Dubis spent most of his healthcare career in St. Louis, Missouri where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1977 from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1980. Mr. Dubis has served either as the chief executive officer or the chief operating officer at a number of hospitals/healthcare systems including: SSM Cardinal Glennon’s Children’s Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri; SSM St. Mary’s Health Center, Jefferson City, Missouri; SSM St. Francis Hospital and Health Center, Chicago, Illinois; BJC Health System – The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis; Alexian Brothers Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri; and Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Missouri.
During his four years with St. Elizabeth, Mr. Dubis has quickly contributed to the overall level of excellence shared by the entire hospital system. Mr. Dubis was instrumental in the 2008 merger of the former St. Luke/St. Elizabeth Medical Center organizations and the subsequent integration. Through his efforts, Mr. Dubis led the effort to improve quality, customer service, and efficiencies throughout the new health system while expanding programs and services. Since the merger, St. Elizabeth Healthcare has developed into a healthcare system comprised of six major facilities, two ambulatory surgery centers, eight outpatient diagnostic and treatment centers; and created St. Elizabeth Physicians which employs over 250 physicians with 60 offices throughout the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area. St. Elizabeth Healthcare provided over $83 million in charity care and community benefit in 2010 and has a $1.8 billion economic impact in the community.
Mr. Dubis also serves on a number of healthcare and civic organizations/boards including the Kentucky Hospital Association; the Greater Cincinnati Health Council; the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; the Commerce and Commonwealth Club of Cincinnati; Vision 2015; and the Metropolitan Club.
St. Elizabeth has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades five years in a row (2007-2011) with key distinctions coming in the areas of cardiology, orthopaedics, stroke treatment, pulmonary services, gastrointestinal care, critical care, emergency medicine and women’s health services. St. Elizabeth was named a “100 Top Hospital” by Thomson Reuters six times, including five years in a row (1998, 2007-2011). St. Elizabeth was also the first in Greater Cincinnati to achieve Magnet™ designation, the ultimate designation for nursing care excellence, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2006 and was re-designated in 2010. St. Elizabeth has been voted a “Best Place to Work in Greater Cincinnati” by the Cincinnati Business Courier three times (2005, 2007, 2008) and has been a finalist two times (2006, 2009). St. Elizabeth was also inducted into the Business Courier’s Hall of Fame category in 2008.