A Passion for Patient Care: Mark Taylor, new CSM president and CEO
Columbia St. Mary’s is pleased to introduce Mark Taylor as Columbia St. Mary’s president and CEO. Mark began his new role at CSM on February 15 and is looking forward to building upon the progress and innovations of Columbia St. Mary’s as it upholds its legacy of care in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and the surrounding areas.
“I am honored to be joining an organization with such an exceptional history and passion for care and services,” he says. “I will always regard the heritage of Columbia St. Mary’s with great respect.”
Columbia St. Mary’s is looking forward to Mark’s strong and dynamic operational and leadership experience. He brings fresh eyes to the organization by using a “scan, focus and act” strategy. Mark will scan the organization - visit the various departments while being respectful of the work previously done. Understanding he cannot do everything himself and that all areas are important, he will focus on the priorities. Finally, Mark will act with purpose and method to carry out the mission and vision of CSM.
Mark comes to CSM from Grand Blanc, Michigan, which is where he served as president and CEO of Genesys Health System. He has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare administration and leadership. Prior to Genesys, Mark served as president and CEO of St. John Hospital in Detroit. He was the executive leader of cardiovascular programs for St. John Providence Health System. Prior to that, Mark earned the “Facet of Excellence” award for strategic planning and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award while serving as president and CEO of St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Mark earned his master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan and his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Hillside College in Michigan. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Mark and his wife, Beth, are currently living on Milwaukee's east side. They are equestrians, musicians and history buffs. Also in the healthcare industry, Beth is in nursing, graduated from the University of Indiana, and has worked for the Veterans Administration. They have three grown children and a grandson.
Mark shared how similar living in Wisconsin is to living in Michigan - specifically the weather patterns. "I’ll still see kids with snowsuits over their Halloween costumes." And although he grew up in Michigan and is a University of Michigan Wolverine fan, he is willing to become a cheesehead.