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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System Announces New Hospital President December 17, 2019

(San Antonio, TX) – CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is pleased to announce that Patricia “Pat” Burns has taken over the position of President at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Westover Hills. Burns’ first day in her new role was December 9th.

Prior to beginning her new role with CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, Burns served as Chief Executive Officer for JFK Medical Center North Campus Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida. Burns is no stranger to San Antonio – having spent time as the Chief Operating Officer for Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, and as Vice President of Operations for Methodist Health Care System.

“Since I have known Pat as my Lab Director in 1990 at Humana Women’s & Children’s Hospital here in San Antonio, she has been a person of unparalleled work ethic, integrity and honesty,” says Dean Alexander, President and CEO of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System. “I am certain under Pat’s leadership, the best days are in front of our Westover Hills ministry.”

Burns is a graduate of the University of Houston at Clear Lake City, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Clinical Laboratory Services. Burns also earned a Master’s in Health Services Management from Webster University.

“It is a great honor to be able to return to a community that I know so very well,” added Burns. “Working in the healthcare field in San Antonio, I had a very unique view of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa ministry and I couldn’t help but admire the excellent quality and compassion of the health system’s work. It is a privilege to join the Westover Hills family, and I see nothing but continued success ahead as we strive to provide the highest level of healthcare in San Antonio.”