Good Samaritan is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Adam Thacker
to Chief Operating Officer of the organization. Previously the Chief Operating
Officer of Good Samaritan’s Physician Network, (GSPN), Thacker has
been with the organization for the past six years.
Throughout the past six years, Thacker has been instrumental in the growth
of the physician network that includes more than 75 employed physicians
and 45 advanced practice providers. Physician relations have continued
to mature, and through his leadership, GSPN has created a board to focus
on shared governance with hospital leadership.
“In my opinion, there has never been a more exciting time in health
care than today,” said Thacker. “Emerging technologies will
shape the way we provide care to the communities we serve. However, despite
all the innovative technology, you still have to have compassionate, skilled
professionals. Even after six years with the organization, I remain impressed
and proud of our Good Samaritan team that comes to work every day to improve
the health of Knox and surrounding counties. The care provided here is
Thacker states that his main goals in his new position are to leverage
new technology to provide better access to care while being mindful of
our employees’ work-life balance, and to strengthen relationships
across the region with employers looking to partner with a health care
provider that can bend their cost curve while keeping their employees healthy.
Thacker graduated from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy with a Bachelor
of Science in Pharmacy in 2004 and then went on to earn his Master of
Science in Business and Healthcare Administration in 2008 from Regis University
in Denver, Colorado. He is also board certified in Healthcare Management
by the American College of Healthcare Executives. Thacker began his career
in health care in 2004 as a Pharmacy Supervisor at Barnes Jewish Hospital.
He then went on to become the Chief Performance Officer at Hospital Sisters
Health System in Springfield, Illinois, and finally came to Good Samaritan in 2013.
Thacker and his wife, Stacey, have three children, Jayden, Jocelyn and
Jules, and reside in Vincennes. In his free time, he enjoys spending time
with his family, exercising and hunting.