St. Luke's new leader is prepared for complex healthcare challenge

Friday, August 16, 2019

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Kevin Nokels has courted one of the biggest challenges faced by today’s healthcare executives: Leading a smaller independent hospital and clinic system. But that’s not his only challenge. The new president and CEO of St. Luke’s began his new job at a time when there’s great uncertainty about how healthcare providers will be reimbursed for the services they provide. Almost every candidate for U.S. president has a different plan for how medical services should be funded.

“The challenge that we have in such a volatile and uncertain payment environment is how to plan ahead – how to act on these things when it’s so much in flux. How will healthcare be paid for? I think everyone understands we’ll get paid, but we’ll get paid less,” he said following a Thursday welcome gathering at St. Luke’s. 

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