IASIS Healthcare selected Jim Flinn, FACHE, as the new chief executive officer for two of its hospitals in metropolitan Phoenix.

Flinn began overseeing operations at both St. Luke’s Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital on Monday.

In his new role, Flinn will guide St. Luke’s Medical Center, a 200-bed tertiary care hospital offering a full range of medical services, and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, an 87-bed community hospital that provides comprehensive health care services, to meet the evolving needs of the growing community.

As CEO, Flinn is responsible for the management and daily operations of both facilities to ensure patients receive high-quality and cost-effective care.

Aside from assuming a leadership role in developing and implementing goals and strategies for both hospitals, he also will complete rounds with staff and physicians working on the front lines to ensure patients’ needs are being fulfilled and their hospital stay is fully-enhanced.

“Jim brings extensive experience, unique perspectives and a robust background in health care leadership to our hospitals,” said Eric Paul, Arizona interim market president and chief Managed care officer. “He  will help us to continue to innovate in a rapidly changing health care environment, while maintaining our commitment to patient-focused care.”

Flinn joins St. Luke’s after serving as CEO of OASIS Hospital in Phoenix for the past 5 years. Prior to OASIS Hospital, Jim led two hospitals in Dallas, and served as chief administrative officer for Pomerado Hospital in Poway, California and chief operating officer at Antelope Valley Healthcare District in Lancaster, California.

In addition to his hospital experience, Flinn is board certified in Healthcare Administration by the American College of Healthcare Executives. With a deep-seated commitment to public service, he has twice been elected to the Board of Trustees for the Holt Public Schools in Holt, Michigan, holding the spot for nearly a decade.

A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Flinn holds a master’s degree from the University of California-San Diego in the Leadership of Healthcare Organizations. He also earned a law degree from the Thomas Cooley Law School and a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of South Carolina.