Hospital & System Leadership
Susan L. Davis, RN, Ed.D, is Chief Executive Officer of Sacred Heart Health System. Susan serves as Ascension Health’s Ministry Market Leader for Florida, Alabama, New York and Connecticut where she promotes strategic alignment among Health Ministries on issues related to mission and vision. She also serves as Chief Executive Officer of St. Vincent’s Health Services in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
At St. Vincent’s, Susan presided over the opening of the region’s most advanced Operating Suites and Intensive Care Units and launched the most ambitious technology upgrade in the Medical Center’s history. While Susan has served as the CEO of St. Vincent’s in Bridgeport since 2004, she began her career as a nurse in New York City. She then served for 18 years in leadership roles at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she began as Vice President of Patient Care Services and then became the Chief Operating Officer and eventually the CEO. She developed and implemented a variety of successful clinical services, including a new regional heart center for residents of the upstate New York area.
Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mount Saint Mary College, a master’s degree in nursing administration from Columbia University in New York and a doctor of education degree from Columbia.
Henry Stovall is President of Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. In his role as President, Mr. Stovall provides overall operational leadership for Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola, The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart, The Sacred Heart Cancer Center, The Pace Ambulatory Surgical Center, as well as various outlying entities. Prior to accepting this position in August 2012, he served as the Senior Vice President for Special Projects at Sacred Heart Health System.
Henry has held many leadership positions in health care for more than 30 years. Before joining Sacred Heart, he managed a healthcare advisory service firm that specialized in interim executive management and large-scale project management. Other past roles include Corporate Vice President of Presbyterian Healthcare System in Dallas, Texas, various executive positions at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Vice President and Partner at Hay Management Consultants based out of the Dallas Office, and Division President at PHNS also in Dallas.
Henry earned a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College, a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Mississippi, and completed a post-graduate residency in Hospital administration at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
Cat Outzen is the director of community relations and children's programs for The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. In this role, she implements physician, marketing, fundraising and community outreach strategies. Cat is also director of the pediatric medical camps at Sacred Heart Miracle Camp, developing curriculum, soliciting funds and overseeing operations of the hospital’s four pediatric camps.
Prior to her current role, Cat served as program director for The Children's Hospital and marketing coordinator for Sacred Heart Health System, developing marketing campaigns, managing advertising production, coordinating major events and assisting with media relations.
Cat graduated with her bachelor’s degree in public relations and her master’s in business administration from the University of Florida. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by the Independent News, an “Angels in Our Midst” by WEAR TV 3, and a “Spirit of Women” award winner. Cat is on the board of directors for Escambia County Healthy Start, was a founding member of Pensacola Young Professionals and has held volunteer leadership positions with Leadership Pensacola, the Northwest Florida Arthritis Foundation and the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Robert Patterson is the medical director of The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. In this role, Dr. Patterson is responsible for formulating and implementing pediatric policies and protocols, overseeing resolution of pediatric physician and patient concerns, assisting in the recruitment of new physicians and clinical staff, and overseeing the quality metrics for The Children’s Hospital. He also assists in defining the regional vision for the growth of pediatric services throughout Sacred Heart Health System.
Dr. Patterson is a board-certified pediatric intensivist with the Florida State University College of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program. He previously spent eight years as medical director for The Children’s Hospital’s 10-bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). He received his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Tex. and completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at All Children’s Hospital, the University of South Florida, in St. Petersburg, Fla. He also completed a fellowship in pediatric critical care at The Children’s Hospital of Colorado, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, in Denver, Colo.
Dr. Patterson serves as the regional representative for the Florida Pediatric Society for the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as the medical director for PSA Pediatric Home Healthcare, and as both the Council and Camp physician for the Gulf Coast Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the sections of Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Transport Medicine of the AAP and holds memberships in the Florida Pediatric Society of the Florida Chapter of the AAP, the Florida Association of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, the Florida Medical Association, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Children's Clinical Advisory Council
Robert Patterson, MD
Medical Director, Children’s Hospital
Jason Foland, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
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