New President At St. Francis Hospital


Charles L. Lucore, M.D., M.B.A. has been appointed President of St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center®. Dr. Lucore, an interventional cardiologist,

was previously President and CEO of St. John’s Hospital, the flagship hospital of the Hospital Sisters Health System. The network has 15 hospitals and over 1,000 employed physicians located in both Illinois and Wisconsin.


“Dr. Lucore is a highly accomplished hospital administrator and widely respected cardiologist. We are proud to have him take the helm of St. Francis, the flagship hospital of our system,” said Alan D. Guerci, M.D., President & CEO of Catholic Health Services of Long Island.


After graduating from Colgate University, Dr. Lucore received his M.D. degree from Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Lucore then completed a fellowship in cardiology at Washington University-Barnes Jewish Hospital and was a faculty member at the University’s School of Medicine. He also has an M.B.A. from the Olin School of Business at Washington University.


Prior to becoming CEO of St. John’s Hospital, Dr. Lucore was Secretary to the Board of Directors and Executive Director of the hospital’s Prairie Institute. The nationally recognized institute has a renowned reputation for providing comprehensive cardiac care. It also has one of the country’s oldest and most reputable Colleges of Nursing.


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