Saint Louis University Hospital Names Bill Hoefer COO 
Thursday, 26 September 2013 
ST. LOUIS — Saint Louis University Hospital has named Robert William (Bill) Hoefer as its new chief operating officer.  Hoefer will begin his duties on September 25, 2013, and will report directly to SLU Hospital chief executive officer Phillip E. Sowa. Hoefer replaces Dawn Anuszkiewicz, who resigned this spring to accept a position as CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Prior to joining SLU Hospital, Hoefer spent 16 years with Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, Va., a non-profit, 10-hospital system located throughout Virginia and North Carolina. Most recently, Hoefer served as president of SSM-St. Clare Health Center in Fenton, Missouri.

A fellow of the American College of Healthcare executives, Hoefer earned his master’s degree in health care administration from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and his Bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Hoefer brings proven leadership skills in complex management and operational organizations typical at an urban, academic level 1 trauma center. His expertise includes strategic planning, patient care excellence, medical school partnerships and excellence in patient care.

About Saint Louis University Hospital
Saint Louis University Hospital is a 356-licensed bed quaternary/tertiary referral center located in the heart of the city of St. Louis. Approximately 75 percent of our patients are drawn from a 150-mile radius of the hospital, and the rest come to us from outside this 150-mile area. Through our affiliation as the teaching hospital for Saint Louis University, we provide our patients and their families with an environment of medical innovation. We are smaller than most major academic medical centers, which allows our physicians and staff the chance to know our patients and their families better. Working with us in this endeavor are our medical staff partners, SLUCare, the physicians of Saint Louis University. The hospital admits more than 17,000 patients annually, performs more than 200 organ transplants a year and is a Level I Trauma Center that treats more than 2,000 major trauma cases a year. For more information, please visit