Alex Jackson to take executive role in Washington

April 08, 2013

Alex Jackson, chief operating officer for Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, is taking on a new role as chief executive for Providence’s hospitals in Spokane.

"While Alex’s expanded leadership role within the Providence family is very exciting, we will dearly miss his presence and his exceptional leadership at Providence St. Vincent and within Providence in Oregon," said Janice Burger, PSVMC chief executive.

Jackson will be chief executive for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, which is one of the largest in the system, as well as Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital.

In Portland, Jackson was instrumental in PSVMC's children’s services, an effort that will culminate in the upcoming opening of the hospital's PICU. He also helped launch My Little Waiting Room three years ago, a child care service for patients. The project received the Providence Mission Leadership Award.

Jackson also recently returned from a mission trip to Guatemala, working with a team building cooking stoves for some of the poorest of the poor in an isolated, rural community of 400 people.

In his nearly 16 years with Providence, Jackson has worked in a variety of administrative positions at facilities in the Portland area. He has been the chief operating officer at Providence St. Vincent for seven years.

"As we transition with leadership in Oregon, it’s important to know that our Providence ministry remains very strong, and we’re honored to work together to carry forth the work started 157 years ago by the Sisters of Providence," Burger said. Jackson's last day at Providence St. Vincent will be May 10.