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Local Business Leader and Entrepreneur Bob Lokken Joins St. Luke’s Health System Board of Directors

By Ken Dey, News and Community
January 7, 2013

Boise, ID -  St. Luke’s Health System announced today that Bob Lokken will join its Health System Board of Directors. Lokken will replace Alice Hennessey who retired from her position after six years of service. Hennessey had more than 21 years of service to St. Luke’s via various board positions prior to her retirement in November of this year.

Members of St. Luke’s boards of directors provide guidance for medical center and Health System policy, development, and service enhancement, and help determine how revenues will be reinvested back into local healthcare services, facilities and equipment.

Lokken will assume his new responsibilities at the board’s January meeting. He joins 10 other community volunteers from throughout St. Luke’s service area who serve on St. Luke’s Health System Board. These volunteers devote their time and talents to help guide the organization in fulfilling its not-for-profit mission to improve the health of people in the region.

Lokken is a business leader, entrepreneur, and innovator who, during his 25-year career, has launched and led three successful software businesses. He is currently CEO of WhiteCloud Analytics, a software company that “democratizes” health system data to help hospital executives and physicians make better, real time, data-driven decisions.

“I am honored to be asked to serve on the St. Luke’s Health System Board,” said Bob Lokken. “I believe in the mission of the organization and have great respect for St. Luke’s and its leadership’s willingness to boldly strive to continually improve and transform the way healthcare is delivered. It is my hope that my experiences in disruptive and innovative systems will be of value as St. Luke’s continues to meet future challenges and serve Idaho’s citizens.”

Prior to founding WhiteCloud, Lokken co-founded and led ProClarity Corporation, winner of more than 40 industry awards for innovation in analytic and performance management technologies.

“Bob is an accomplished community leader, an innovative thinker, and a great individual,” said Dr. David Pate, St. Luke’s Health System President and CEO.  “His experience and commitment to making meaningful improvements in health care are great strengths. We are thrilled to welcome Bob as a member of our Health System Board of Directors. I look forward to the many meaningful contributions he will make on behalf of the patients St. Luke’s serves.”

Lokken holds a degree in computer science from Montana State University and has studied operations research and business administration at two different universities. Lokken is committed to community service and sits on several boards focused on education, technology and economic development. He is passionate about using innovation and technology to advance the state of public education and U.S. health care.

About St. Luke’s Health System

St. Luke’s Health System is Idaho’s largest and only locally-governed healthcare system, employing more than 10,000 people. With hospitals in Boise, Meridian, Twin Falls, Ketchum, McCall, and Jerome, St. Luke’s provides patients with unmatched care in specialized medical fields, including cancer, heart and vascular, obstetrics, women’s services, and children’s health care. To find out more, visit www.stlukesonline.org.

For more information contact: Media Manager, (208) 381-2894  

 

About The Author

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