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St. Luke's Names New Magic Valley CEO

By Ken Dey, News and Community
March 16, 2011

TWIN FALLS, Idaho - Officials from St. Luke’s Health System announced today that Jim Angle has been named as the new Chief Executive Office  for St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center.  Angle joins St. Luke’s from The Memorial Hospital of Salem County in Salem, New Jersey, where he has served as the CEO since 2006.  He will begin work at St. Luke’s Magic Valley on March 22.

The selection of Angle follows the review of more than 200 applicants for the hospital’s top position.  A search committee comprised of board members, physicians and hospital leadership, after rigorous testing, screening interviews and thoughtful debate, unanimously recommended Angle as their selection for CEO to St. Luke’s Magic Valley’s Board of Directors, who made the final decision.

“We had the opportunity to meet some exceptional candidates through this process,” stated Russ Newcomb, MD, chair of the Search Committee.  “Jim rose to the top. Not only does he have the skills and experience to make a meaningful contribution to health care in our community, but he shared his desire to be involved and contribute to our community in many other ways.  We’re very excited to welcome Jim and his wife to Twin Falls.”

Angle has expressed his excitement about coming to the Magic Valley given the strong commitment to quality health care in the region.

“The goal of joining a strong physician and staff community is to continue to create an environment within St. Luke’s Magic Valley as the best place for employees to work, volunteers and donors to contribute, physicians to practice medicine, and patients to receive quality care,” Angle said.  “St. Luke’s Health System leadership, Magic Valley Board members, physicians and staff have shared their positive experiences and their excitement surrounding the opening of the community’s new hospital, as well as the day-to-day quality of care delivered to families in the Magic Valley. I am extremely pleased to be joining St. Luke’s Magic Valley as the CEO.”

Prior to his time at The Memorial Hospital of Salem County, Angle served as vice president of St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, New York. In addition to a master's degree in health systems administration, Angle has a master's degree in social work and significant experience in mental health care and administration.

The transition between Angle and Mike Reno, the interim CEO for St. Luke’s Magic Valley, will evolve over the next few months.  Reno intends to remain in Twin Falls to support Angle as he assumes the leadership role at the hospital and to provide continuity as the organization prepares for the move to their new hospital facility scheduled to open May 21.

For More Information, Contact: Laura Stewart, St. Luke's Magic Valley Marketing and Public Relations Cooridinator,  (208) 933-4854  or

About The Author

Ken Dey served as Public Relations Coordinator at St. Luke's from 2008-2014.

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