Suburban Health Organization Board of Directors names Dr. Craig Wilson, MD, MHSc, FACP, as President and CEO

The Suburban Health Organization Board of Directors has named Dr. Craig Wilson, MD, MHSc, FACP, as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 2, 2024.

“We are incredibly proud to announce Dr. Wilson as our next President,” said Board Chairman, Steve Long, MHA, MBA, FACHE. “With SHO’s commitment to deliver the highest quality care within our local communities, I have no doubt that Dr. Wilson is the right leader for this next chapter in our mission, as we continue growing together through clinical integration.”

Dr. Wilson has served as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) since 2014. He will retain his CMO responsibilities while taking on the duties of President and CEO. “Dr. Wilson has contributed to the growth and success of SHO since joining the organization,” said current President, Dave Lippincott. “I have full confidence that he will continue to enhance SHO’s mission and dedication to our hospitals.”

As President, Dr. Wilson will work with other members of SHO’s executive leadership team and hospital CEOs to identify and lead strategic goals, while overseeing all functions of the organization and serving as the liaison to the Board.

“I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to lead an organization that has meant so much to me. Our Suburban Health Organization partner hospitals are collaborating in exciting ways to deliver outstanding care to the communities they serve. I look forward to catalyzing further partnership and integration between them,” said Dr. Wilson.

Dr. Wilson is the third President and CEO to serve in this distinguished role, and the first physician to lead the organization that incorporated nearly 30 years ago. He succeeds Dave Lippincott who will retire in January after 21 years with the organization; Lippincott has led SHO as President and CEO since 2013.

Dr. Wilson brings well-rounded insight on healthcare through his executive leadership experience and nearly three decades as a practicing physician, most recently as a Hospitalist and Internal Medicine provider. He began his career in 2001 as a Geriatrician with Ascension St. Vincent. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in medical affairs, including Chief Medical Officer at St. Vincent Fishers from 2013 to 2014 and serving as Executive Director of Hospitalist Services at St. Vincent Health from 2009 to 2013. He was also named Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Indianapolis from 2007 to 2011.

Dr. Wilson graduated from the University of Queensland Medical School in Australia and completed his Internal Medicine residency training at Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis and Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Duke University in North Carolina. In addition, he earned a Masters in Health Sciences through a graduate program co-sponsored by Duke University and National Institutes of Health. Dr. Wilson and his wife, Maria, reside in Hamilton County and are proud parents to their son, Jace.