Saint Louis University Hospital has named Robert William (Bill) Hoefer as its new chief operating officer. Hoefer will report directly to SLU Hospital chief executive officer Phillip E. Sowa. Hoefer replaces Dawn Anuszkiewicz, who resigned this spring to accept a position as CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Hoefer brings proven leadership skills in complex management and operational organizations typical at an urban, academic level 1 trauma center. Prior to joining SLU Hospital, he spent 16 years with Sentara Healthcare, a non-profit, 10-hospital system located throughout Virginia and North Carolina. Most recently, Hoefer served as president of SSM-St. Clare Health Center in Fenton, Missouri.