FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
St. Louis Integrated Health Network Announces New CEO Andwele M. Jolly, DPT, MBA, MHA
April 18, 2022 – ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN) is pleased to announce the selection of its new CEO, Andwele Jolly, DPT, MBA, MHA. After a national search, the board-appointed selection committee interviewed a competitive slate of regional healthcare leaders with Jolly ultimately chosen as the next leader by the IHN Board of Directors. Jolly comes to the IHN from Washington University School of Medicine where he served as the Executive Director of Business Affairs in the Department of Pathology & Immunology. He will begin his new role on June 20, 2022.
Board Chairman Robert Massie said, “The Board of Directors is excited to have Andwele serve in this role. He brings a multi-faceted history and skillset that includes clinical practice, healthcare leadership, and business acumen all underpinned by a strong commitment to community, equity and service. Andwele will lead the IHN in its mission-driven work to improve health equity by increasing access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for all St. Louis residents and we are looking forward to working with him.”
While serving in leadership roles at Washington University School of Medicine since 2012, Jolly served on boards for numerous nonprofit organizations whose work advances equity across the state, including Build Missouri Health, CareSTL Health, National Association of Health Services Executives, Missouri Foundation for Health, and the St. Louis Regional Health Commission. Jolly is also a proud alumnus of Washington University in St. Louis where he chairs the School of Medicine’s William Greenleaf Eliot Society, which raises funds to support scholarships, research, and service. In acknowledgment of his work in community, Jolly was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship, which is a lifelong engagement in a global network of change agents and experts who are committed to producing transformative and sustained impact in their communities.
“Although grateful for my time at the School of Medicine, I am excited to lead the St. Louis Integrated Health Network in their continued growth and success. Our region has made progress in improving the health status of our most vulnerable populations in St. Louis, and there is still much opportunity for improvement,” said Jolly. “I am eager to lead efforts in partnership with the Board of Directors, our members, healthcare partners, and the local community. I believe racial equity is crucial in every aspect of our community, and the heart of the IHN is to advance health and racial equity as culture and in practice.”
About the St. Louis IHN: The St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN) is a highly specialized health intermediary organization designed to leverage the common interests, resources, and expertise of its members to create unified community-wide solutions to the hardest, most costly and most deadly public health problems of our time. IHN is comprised of the leaders of the community health centers, hospital systems, academic medical schools, public health departments and other safety net institutions that come together as an independent entity through which they can collaborate across institutional boundaries to co-create and advance a common agenda focused on developing innovative solutions that improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of healthcare with an emphasis on the medically underserved with an equity lens.