Dignity Health Foundation East Valley Welcomes Mark Slyter

Mark Slyter stepped in as the new CEO and President of Dignity Health East Valley this August following the resignation of CEO Tim Bricker last spring. Jane Hanson served as interim chief while the search ensued for a highly qualified individual who would support Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center’s mission of healing and humankindness. 

Mark Slyter is just that person. He brings with him over 20 years of leadership experience in nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital systems throughout the South, including Baptist Health Systems in Mississippi and Florida, the Greenville Hospital System in South Carolina, and most recently Baton Rouge General Health Systems. 

Mark was born and raised in Augusta, Kansas, and earned an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and a Masters in Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas, where he also played football for the Jayhawks. He continues his commitment to health and wellness, and hopefully he is an Arizona Cardinals fan really soon! He completed a fellowship with the American College of Healthcare Executives and a doctorate from the University of Alabama. Mark credits his strong work ethic, faith, family values and love of sports to his parents and growing up on a farm.

His dad was a high school football coach and mom, a math/computer science teacher and pianist. Mark is married to the lovely Lisa Hennings Slyter, who has a graduate degree in physical therapy. Together they are raising three beautiful children.  Mark has significant experience in philanthropy, fundraising and board developoment.  His resume includes membership in the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce, the Young Presidents’ Organization, Blueprint Louisiana, Governor Edward’s Healthcare Transition Taskforce and the Baton Rouge Healthcare District. At Baton Rouge, he was responsible for adopting the highly-structured Benevon Model of fundraising with donors that resulted in a 5% increase yearly in annual giving. In 2015, annual gifts approached $2.5 million. Mark also developed a $10 million capital campaign to build a new burn unit, with commitments exceeding $3 million in the first few month of the campaign through major donors and corporations. Mark, and his wife, are looking forward to his community role in the Phoenix area, and he will immediately begin work with the East Valley Partnership.  

Mark is a passionate Christian who is excited about enhancing and growing the healing ministry of Dignity Health in the East Valley. His personal and leadership qualities align themselves with our core principles of Dignity, Collaboration, Justice, Stewardship and Excellence. Mark’s support of these five pillars, will allow us to continue the delivery of high quality, compassionate and cost effective healthcare to our community.  

We welcome Mark and his family and wish him the best as he embarks on his new journey with us.


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