St. Mary’s Associates bid grateful and tearful farewell to their leader



The St. Mary’s Manor Auditorium was full of both somber and celebration on Tuesday, December 17th. St. Mary’s Associates held a Retirement Reception for Tim Flesch, who is stepping down as President of St. Mary’s Health in January 2014.

Associates created a good-bye video and a musical tribute to honor Tim’s successful career at St. Mary’s, which began in 1999 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He has served as St. Mary’s President and Chief Executive Officer since May of 2005.

Special guest Mayor Lloyd Winnecke read a proclamation declaring Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 as “Timothy A. Flesch Day” in Evansville.

Tim also paid tribute to Sister Jane Burger, a Daughter of Charity and former Senior Vice President of St. Mary’s Mission Integration, who was reassigned by the Daughters this past June.

Tim led St. Mary’s to several milestones during his Presidency. St. Mary’s became the first verified Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Centers in Evansville and still remains the only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in this region. St. Mary’s nurses achieved Magnet status, the gold standard of nursing care, which is earned by only 7% of all hospitals in the nation. Tim oversaw the growth of St. Mary’s Physician Network and helped dramatically improve St. Mary’s patient care scores. St. Mary’s Center for Advanced Medicine was also constructed soon after he became President and CEO and St. Mary’s Epworth Crossing is set to open in February 2014.

Evansville-native Keith Jewell is succeeding Tim as President of St. Mary’s Health.

The St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation would like to thank Tim for his leadership and we wish him a relaxing and well-deserved retirement!