Good Shepherd's Burke Named 'CEO to Know'


Dennis Burke, president and CEO of Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS), has been named one of the CEOs to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Dennis Burke
Dennis Burke
Burke was one of 50 CEOs to be included in the list. Burke was recognized for demonstrating dedication to providing high-quality, accessible health care services to the community served by GSHCS. In November 2015, GSHCS was recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health for overall excellence in outcomes and financial strength, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation. Burke is currently serving the American Hospital Association’s Small and Rural Governing Council as an alternate. His term is not set to expire until 2018.

“I am humbled and honoured at what has been accomplished throughout my career at Good Shepherd Health Care System,” Burke said. “We have experienced tremendous growth over the years, both in services we provide and physicians who have chosen to practice medicine here, allowing us to continue provide the best possible care for the communities we serve. Though I am the head of the organization, I could not accomplish this without an outstanding team of caregivers, and by caregiver I mean everyone from a physician to our custodians, each working together to impact and make a difference for the patients that seek our care.”

For this list, “rural” was defined by Becker’s Hospital Review as being located outside a major metropolitan area or healthcare hub. Leaders were selected based on rural health care awards received, rural health care committee and board involvement, regional and national leadership positions held and organizational performance. Nominations were also considered.