Arizona Hospital And Healthcare Association Adds Carondelet CEO To Board

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) is pleased to welcome James K. Beckmann, Jr., President and CEO of Tucson-based Carondelet Health Network to the AzHHA Board of Directors.

As a member of the AzHHA Board, Mr. Beckmann will provide leadership and representation on behalf of the collective interests of hospitals and the patients they serve throughout Arizona.   Carondelet Health Network is Southern Arizona’s only Catholic, not-for-profit healthcare network, which includes four hospitals and serves a three-county region of 1.3 million residents.

“We are delighted that Jim has joined the AzHHA Board, and look forward to the insights and experience he brings to our Association,” said AzHHA President and Chief Executive Officer Laurie Liles.  “With his diverse career in the healthcare and insurance industries, Jim’s perspective will be particularly valuable given Arizona’s dynamic healthcare environment.”

“At Carondelet, we certainly recognize that strengthening healthcare, locally and regionally, requires our active participation,” said Beckmann.  “For that reason, it is a privilege for me to join the efforts of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association’s Board of Directors in ensuring Arizonans have a vital and valuable healthcare system available to all in the future.”

Jim Beckmann joined Carondelet Health Network as President and CEO in October 2011.  Prior to coming to Tucson, he served as Senior Vice President for System Support Services at Carondelet’s parent ministry, Ascension Health, based in St. Louis, Missouri. Ascension Health is the nation’s largest Catholic, not-for-profit healthcare system, providing care in more than 1,400 locations in 21 states.

In his Ascension role, Jim had executive management responsibility for Ascension Health’s supply chain, risk management, corporate responsibility, operational resources and Facility Resources Group.  Prior to joining Ascension Health in 2003, Beckmann had an extensive career in the insurance industry.

Beckmann was born in Columbus, Georgia, and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Applied Mathematics from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and an MBA from the University of Tampa in Florida.

The AzHHA Board has 15 members.

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