Sally Jeffcoat, the woman who has been at the helm of St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center since 2009, is being promoted to take over as executive vice president of the west/Midwest group of St. Al's parent, CHE Trinity Health, with executive oversight of hospitals in Idaho, Oregon, California and throughout the Midwest. She won't be leaving Boise. A statement from St. Al's said Jeffcoat will be commuting from her Boise home.
In May 2012, Boise Weekly sat down with Jeffcoat (BW, Citizen, "Sally Jeffcoat," May 16, 2012) to talk about her employees (nearly 5,000) and how many people walk through St. Al's doors each year (approximately 300,000).
"I see it as a sacred thing—the opportunity to live our mission, caring with dignity. I get a little philosophical about it at times and I take it quite seriously," Jeffcoat told BW. "I think it's really important to interact with as many people as possible. And part of that is being a faith-based organization. I hope that at least once every day somebody feels that I bring God's presence into the room with me."
Meanwhile, Rodney Reider, current President of St. Al's, will be assuming the role of CEO. Reider has been in the position of President since 2010.