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James William Swift, American health care executive.


Swift, James William was born on November 21, 1945 in Sheridan, Wyoming, United States. Son of Barney L. and Agnes Swift.


Bachelor, St. Louis University, 1968. Master of Hospital Administration, St. Louis University, 1971. Master of Business Administration, St. Louis University, 1975.

Master of Arts, Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma, 1979.


Assistant administrator St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, 1971-1975. Executive vice president Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, 1975-1978, executive director, 1978-1979. President, director St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, Missouri, since 1979.

Chief Executive Officer Unity Health System, St. Louis, since 1995. Director Empire Bank. Teacher Maryville College, Florissant Valley Community College.

Chairman task force continuing education Bi-State Development Agency Regional Medical Program, St. Louis, 1972.


Executive committee Breech School Business, Drury College. Development board Catholic School System. Board directors Adult Education Council of St. Louis, 1973.

Treasurer Alumni Association St. Louis University Program in Hospital and Health Care Administration, 1975-1976. Vice chairman finance committee St. Eugene Church and School, Oklahoma City, 1978. Fellow American College Hospital Administrators.

Member American Hospital Association, Missouri Hospital Association, St. Louis University Hospital and Health Care Administration Alumni Association (director since 1978).


Married Elizabeth Ann Connors, August 17, 1968. Children– Courtney, Colleen, Molly, Jennifer, Michael, Matthew.