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St. Luke’s Health Names Robert Trautman President of St. Luke’s Health-Brazosport Hospital

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HOUSTON, TX (August 2, 2021) – St. Luke’s Health announced today that  Robert “Bob” Trautman has been named President of St. Luke’s Health-Brazosport Hospital, effective August 9, 2021. In this role, Trautman will oversee hospital operations, provide leadership and oversight, and serve as a representative of St. Luke’s Health, carrying out the St. Luke’s Health mission in Brazosport and the surrounding areas.

Trautman brings over two decades of executive-level hospital experience to St. Luke’s Health. His career is punctuated by significant achievements at several hospitals and health systems. He successfully led multiple significant initiatives during his leadership at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN; Anaheim Regional medical Center in Anaheim, CA; City Hospital White Rock in Dallas, TX; Saline health System in Benton, AR; Regency Hospital of Southern Mississippi; UHS/Palmdale Regional Medical Center/Lancaster Community Hospital; and Kindred Hospital in Ontario, CA. Many of these initiatives resulted in increased revenue; improved physician, employee and patient relations and satisfaction scores; multiple designations and recognitions from local and national professional organizations; and improved quality metrics.

“St. Luke’s Health is excited to welcome Bob into our organization,” commented Steven Foster, President, St. Luke’s Health South Houston market. “His vast experience in healthcare leadership will not only benefit our organization, but our community as a whole. I am excited to see the great things to come, as Bob is able to develop relationships, assess the community and its needs, and facilitate new ways to deliver exceptional care to the Brazosport community.”

Trautman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from the University of Central Arkansas and a Master of Science degree in Hospital Administration from California State University.

About St. Luke’s Health Brazosport Hospital

St. Luke’s Health–Brazosport Hospital is located on a beautiful, 25-acre campus in Lake Jackson, Texas. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and comprehensive treatment services, our hospital is home to a 154-bed patient tower, level III trauma center, advanced cardiac care center, and full-service, multidisciplinary cancer center. Our team consists of over 100 board-certified physicians and nearly 600 highly skilled employees to meet our patients’ medical needs. South Brazoria County’s premier healthcare system, St. Luke’s Health–Brazosport Hospital is dedicated to providing quality care with compassion for the communities we serve.

About St. Luke’s Health – Texas Division

St. Luke’s Health is a fully-integrated network that provides care to the communities in Greater Houston, East Texas, and the Brazos Valley through 16 acute care hospitals and over 270 access points including numerous urgent care centers, freestanding emergency departments, and clinics conveniently located across the region. With a team of 11,000 employees and caregivers and more than 5,000 physicians, St. Luke’s Health is dedicated to a mission of enhancing community health through high-quality, cost-effective care. A joint venture with Baylor College of Medicine, St. Luke’s Health operates Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center, a leading academic health center with quaternary care and advanced specialists. St. Luke’s Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. CommonSpirit was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. Learn more at

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