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John Joseph Buckley

John Joseph Buckley, American healthcare executive.


  • Buckley, John Joseph was born on October 5, 1944 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of John Joseph and Mary Ruth (Smith) Buckley.

  • Education

    • AB, Kenyon College, 1966. Master of Business Administration, George Washington University, 1969.


    • Assistant administrator Maricopa County General Hospital, Phoenix, 1969-1971, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, 1971-1974, associate administrator, 1974-1976, vice president, 1976-1979, president, 1984-1988, St. Anthony's Hospital, Amarillo, Texas, 1979-1984, St. Anthony's Development Corporation, Amarillo, 1982-1984. Chief operating officer Harrington Cancer Center, 1982-1984. Senior vice president Mercy Health System, Cincinnati, 1988-1991.

      President Southern Illinois Healthcare Enterprises, Carbondale, Illinois, 1992—2001, Jack Buckley & Associates, College Station, Texas, since 2001. Interim president, Chief Executive Officer St. Mary's Hospital of East St. Louis, Illinois, 2002. Interim chief operating officer, St. Joseph Campus of Via Christi Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas, 2003.

      Interim Chief Executive Officer St. Joseph Regional Health Center, Bryan, Texas, 2003—2004, Chief Executive Officer, 2004—2008. President, Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph Health Systems, 2005—2009. President Southern Illinois Hospital Services, Health Services Southern Illinois, Regional Health Plan, 1992-2001.

      Chairman external advisory board Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University Health Science Center School Rural Public Health, since 2003. Member external advisory board College Business and Administration, Southern Illinois University, since 2000.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Active Amarillo Alliance of Community Service Executives, Amarillo Area Academy Health Center Corporation, Amarillo Area Hospital Home Care, Amarillo Foundation Health and Science, Panhandle chapter Texas Society to Prevent Blindness, Amarillo Junior League, Children's Oncology Services Texas Panhandle. Amarillo diocesan coordinator health affairs. Administrative committee Amarillo.

    President Mercy Services Corporation, 1984-1988. Board directors Greater Phoenix Affordable Health Care Foundation, 1984-1988. Trustee Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1991-1995, alumni council, 1998-2003, president, 2001-2002.

    Active Staten Island Edge, 1995-2003. Fellow: American College Healthcare Executives (regent Arizona 1984-1988, regent Southern Illinois 1998—2002). Member: St. Mary's Catholic Church (chairman leadership council since 2009), Texas Association Voluntary Hospital (secretary treasurer 2008-2009, board member and chair membership committee), HOSPAC (political action committee Texas Hospital Association 2006-2009), Arizona Hospital Association, Arizona Kidney Foundation, Catholic Health Association United States (trustee 1985-1991, chair Government relations committee 1986-1991), Illinois Hospital Association (trustee 1995—2001, chairman 2000), Texas Hospital Association (trustee 1983-1984), The George Washington University Alumni Association for Health Services, Management and Leadership (president 1995-1997, parliamentarian, board trustee), Delta Phi (president alumni association 1988—2000).


    • Married Sarah Amelia Puceloski, May 16, 1970. Children: Ruth Mary, Patricia Kimberly, John Joseph III.
    • father: John Joseph Buckley
    • mother: Mary Ruth (Smith) Buckley
    • spouse: Sarah Amelia Puceloski
    • children: Ruth Mary Buckley
    • Patricia Kimberly Buckley
    • John Joseph III Buckley
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    Born October 5, 1944
    (age 73)