July/August 2007

Jeffrey Drop Named Senior Vice President

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Jeffrey Drop, president and chief executive officer of St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, Ore., has been named senior vice president and division executive officer for Catholic Health Initiatives. Drop will provide executive leadership and guidance, in conjunction with local boards of directors, to the chief executive officers of Catholic Health Initiatives’ market-based organizations in North Dakota and Minnesota. He will be based in the Fargo office.

During his 20-year career in health care, Drop has worked at hospitals in rural communities in New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Iowa. During his tenure at St. Anthony, the hospital consistently improved its clinical, operational and financial performance, as well as employee satisfaction and core values assessment scores.

Drop has a master’s degree in hospital administration from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa., and an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.