SSM DePaul Health Center announces new hospital president 

BRIDEGTON, Mo. – Sean Hogan, SSM Health Care – St. Louis’ service line executive for ambulatory services, has assumed the role of president of SSM DePaul Health Center replacing Pat Komoroski, who resigned to pursue other career opportunities.

Hogan will maintain his role as the service line executive over ambulatory services for SSM Health Care – St. Louis. He previously served as the executive vice president/chief operating officer as well as the strategy and business development leader for SSM DePaul. Before originally joining SSM DePaul in 1999, Hogan served as vice president of operations over three hospitals in the Providence Health System based in Portland, Ore. Hogan holds a master’s degree in health administration from Saint Louis University.

“I want to express my appreciation to Pat for her many contributions to SSM Health Care during her 12 years of service,” said Chris Howard, president and CEO of SSM Health Care – St. Louis. “However, we are delighted that Sean is familiar with our employees, physicians and community served by SSM DePaul, which allows for a smooth transition. We have an exceptional team dedicated to providing the best care and best results to the communities we serve.”

About SSM DePaul Health Center
SSM DePaul Health Center is a 478-bed, full-service hospital located at the intersection of Interstates 70 and 270 in North St. Louis County. It is a member of SSM Health Care-St. Louis, a Missouri Quality Award recipient. Founded in 1828, SSM DePaul was the first hospital west of the Mississippi River and remains the oldest continuously existing business in St. Louis. Today SSM DePaul is a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center, operates the only Level II Trauma Center in its service region and offers the most advanced technology and procedures available including minimally invasive heart, spine, knee, hip and weight loss surgery. SSM DePaul also operates the most comprehensive robotic surgical program in the region and is a Premier QUEST High Performing Hospital award winner. To learn more, visit

About SSM Health Care – St. Louis
SSM Health Care – St. Louis’ mission statement — “Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God” — is embodied by 11,000 employees and 2,500 staff physicians. Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, the health care network offers comprehensive health care services, but specializes in heart, cancer, neurosciences, pediatrics, weight-loss, sleep, imaging, behavioral health and fetal surgery. A winner of the Missouri Quality Award and multiple Best Places to Work awards, SSM Health Care – St. Louis includes seven hospitals ― Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, DePaul Health Center, St. Clare Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center – Wentzville, St. Joseph Hospital West and St. Mary’s Health Center ― St. Joseph Medical Park, plus a Managed Care Organization, and a Physicians' Organization. Go to for more information.

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