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Release Date: 7/25/2013

Unique leadership model includes three physicians

Christopher Bowe, M.D.

Christopher Bowe, M.D.

Christopher Bowe, M.D., has been appointed to serve in two key executive leadership roles for St. Anthony's Medical Center, Office of the President, and President of St. Anthony’s Physician Organization (SAPO), effective September 3, 2013.

In his new roles, Dr. Bowe will serve as the fourth member of the Office of the President at St. Anthony's Medical Center, joining Michael Rindler, Chief Executive Officer; David Morton, M.D., Chief Medical Officer; and Jack Mitstifer, M.D. in a unique physician-oriented health system leadership model in the St. Louis area.

“We are extremely pleased Dr. Bowe has agreed to lead SAPO as well as complete the Office of the President,” said Michael E. Rindler, St. Anthony’s Chief Executive Officer. “This leadership model combines the best talents of administrators and physician leaders and fosters a new era of collaboration between our Board of Directors, physicians, management and staff at St. Anthony's Medical Center.”

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Dr. Bowe completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa. He joined St. Anthony’s medical staff in 1999, and has been involved in numerous care management and quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Bowe has been named a Gold Level Quality Partner by Primaris, the federally designated Medical Quality Improvement Organization for Missouri.

Formed in 2002, St. Anthony’s Physician Organization is comprised of physicians who represent a network of high-quality, highly accessible primary care and specialist physician offices, conveniently located throughout south St. Louis County and Jefferson County, and affiliated with St. Anthony’s Medical Center. SAPO includes 100 providers who provide more than 200,000 patient visits annually. Dr. Bowe noted, “I am excited and eager to move forward in this role, with the singular goal of improving the quality and care of our patients.”

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