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St. Francis Health Names R. Kevin Sale as Chief Operating Officer

June 21, 2024

St. Francis Health, part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS), is pleased to announce an appointment to its executive team: R. Kevin Sale, MBA, as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Sale will begin as COO on July 25, 2024, succeeding Jeremy Rogers who recently transitioned to Our Lady of Lourdes Health in Lafayette.

"We’re excited to welcome Kevin to our leadership team at St. Francis,” said Dr. Thomas Gullatt, President, St. Francis Health. “He brings a wealth of operational experience and is committed to helping further our mission."

Sale joins St. Francis from Lifepoint Health: Fauquier Health in Warrenton, VA where he served as Chief Operating Officer. Prior leadership experience includes Corporate Director of Imaging at Valley Health System in Winchester, VA, Interim CEO at Sewanee Hospital in Pulaski, TN, Associate VP of Operations and Ethics and Compliance Officer at HCA Methodist Texsan Hospital, Associate VP of Operations/Director of Radiology at HCA Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, and Director of Radiology at CHS, Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, VA.

Sale earned a Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University and his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Charter Oak State College.

About St. Francis Health

St. Francis Health is a not-for-profit Catholic healthcare ministry based in Monroe, Louisiana, with more than 1,800 team members committed to caring for those we serve. With a 328-bed medical center, acute-care hospital, freestanding outpatient center, over 20 outpatient clinics and nearly 350 physician partners, for more than 100 years, St. Francis has provided comprehensive healthcare services for a variety of medical and surgical specialties. St. Francis offers Northeast Louisiana’s only Level 3 NICU, Level 3 OB and Level 2 PICU services. St. Francis Medical Center leads the region in heart and vascular services, critical care, and complex and minimally invasive surgical procedures. The hospital offers a designated Level 3 Trauma Program, Graduate Medical Education Program, Accredited Chest Pain Center, and Centers of Excellence in the areas of obstetrics, bariatric surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecology, and breast health. St. Francis is part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System and is driven by its mission to serve all God’s people, especially those most in need. For more information, visit

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