Marquette, Michigan (February 9, 2018) – LifePoint Health and Duke LifePoint Healthcare announced today that Brian Sinotte, FACHE, chief executive officer (CEO) of UP Health System – Marquette, has been promoted to market president of UP Health System, effective immediately. In this expanded leadership role, Sinotte will continue to serve as CEO of UP Health System – Marquette while also assuming executive and operations leadership of LifePoint's and Duke LifePoint's facilities and associated services in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including UP Health System – Portage in Hancock and UP Health System – Bell in Ishpeming.
"As UPHS continues to grow and evolve, it is increasingly important to have a designated leader who is sharply focused on ensuring the collective success of its hospitals, physician practices, clinically integrated network and other services," said Victor Giovanetti, president of LifePoint's Eastern Group, of which UPHS is a part. "Brian has done a tremendous job of leading UP Health System – Marquette, and we are confident that he is the right person to further strengthen UPHS and ensure it is best serving the healthcare needs of the Upper Peninsula into the future."
A dynamic leader with more than a decade of healthcare management and operational leadership experience, Sinotte has served as CEO of UP Health System – Marquette since August 2016. Prior to his role, Sinotte was CEO of Maria Parham Medical Center (MPMC), a Duke LifePoint Healthcare facility in Henderson, North Carolina. Before MPMC, Sinotte served as CEO of MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, Illinois. he also has held numerous other leadership positions at hospitals in Indiana, Minnesota and Virginia.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to step into this new role and help ensure that residents in our region continue to have access to the highest quality healthcare services close to home," Sinotte said. "By taking a regional view of healthcare and effectively leveraging the synergies of all three markets, I believe we can create a stronger and even more vibrant UPHS for generations to come."
Sinotte will remain located in Marquette with local leaders Mitch Leckelt, CEO of UP Health System – Bell, and Roy Vinson, interim CEO of UP Health System – Portage reporting directly to him and managing the daily operations of those facilities and affiliated assets.
Sinotte earned a bachelor's degree from Saint John's University in Collegetown, Minnesota, and a Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration from University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and has earned the esteemed Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential through the National Patient Safety Foundation.