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CHRISTUS Health drives patient safety, $50 million annual savings through insurance captive

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Executive Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer

John A. Gillean, M.D., MHA serves as the senior clinical executive of CHRISTUS Health, a faith-based, Catholic health care organization serving communities in the U.S., Mexico, Chile, and Colombia. In this capacity, Dr. Gillean oversees all clinical departments and programs to assure the delivery of high quality health care for all patients in accordance with the organization’s mission, “To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.” His areas of responsibility include overseeing disaster preparedness and, as such, he has served as a member of the system Incident Command Center since 1999, being Incident Commander since 2011. In addition, Dr. Gillean became a Director of Emerald Assurance Cayman Ltd in 2005 and Chairman in 2008, a role he continues to perform.

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