Adam Thacker Promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Good Samaritan

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 truly humbling.”

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.

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