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Ascension Through Christi President Leaving for KU Healthcare System Regional Vice President job – Pittsburg Morning Solar.

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PITTSBURG, Kan. – Randy Cason, president of Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburgh, has announced plans to leave the position he has held for the past decade, the hospital said in a press release Thursday afternoon.

Cason has accepted a position as Regional Vice President for the University of Kansas Health Care System starting January 2021.

"Over the past 10 years, Randy has truly shown himself to be a servant leader by building connections with local health care providers, advocating for the needs of others, supporting his team, and helping them succeed in their roles," said Kevin, chief operating officer of Ascension Via Christi said Strecker in the press release.

Most recently, Cason led efforts to expand health services to Fort Scott after the community hospital closed in early 2019. As of February 2019, the Ascension Via Christi emergency room at Fort Scott has been serving almost 10,000 people around the clock.

"During Randy's tenure as head of the Pittsburgh team, he was an advocate of ensuring the poor and vulnerable populations in southeast Kansas and the four-state region have access to the care they need," said Strecker. "Under his leadership, Randy has helped improve quality and service lines, which has benefited the patients and staff who work and live in and around Pittsburg and Fort Scott."

Strecker will work with the Ascension team in Pittsburg to develop and implement a transition plan once the search for a new hospital president begins. In the meantime, the team is led by Drew Talbott, Pittsburg's vice president of operations.

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