Dr. Boileau New Chief Clinical Officer at St. Charles Health System


St. Charles Health System announced that Dr. Michel Boileau will join the organization by May 1 as chief clinical officer.

In practice with Bend Urology for more than two decades, Boileau has served as chair of the Physician Hospital Alignment for Central Oregon since its beginning in July 2009. In that role, he helped lead a collaborative effort to design an integrated delivery system aimed at improving the health of the population and patient experience, and reducing or controlling health care costs.

“As chief clinical officer, Mike will continue to play an instrumental part in the health system’s efforts to change the way we deliver care,” said James A. Diegel, FACHE, president and CEO of St. Charles Health System. “His excellent clinical skills and deep knowledge of the Central Oregon health care community will be a great asset to
the organization.”

Boileau will drive the health system’s efforts to clinically integrate. Specifically, he will help oversee the creation of St. Charles’ 10 Centers of Care, research and education, health system quality and safety, and clinical services.
“The issue of health care delivery reform is of the utmost importance in communities across the nation and we are in a unique position because of our superb physicians and nationally ranked health system to plot our own course,” he said. “I’ve had the advantage of working with the physician community, the St. Charles Board of Directors and hospital leaders through the work of the Physician Hospital Alignment and have developed a deep appreciation for the collaborative culture that we are developing. “

Dr. Jeff Absalon, who joined St. Charles in February as chief physician officer, will work alongside Boileau and oversee the St. Charles Medical Group and all physician relationships with St. Charles, including physician recruitment and engagement. Absalon and Boileau will be peers in the organization.

“Mike is an immensely respected physician in our community,” Absalon said. “His leadership has been truly visionary and a critical part of the improvement of our medical community. I look forward to working with him to build a successful integrated delivery system to meet our region’s needs.”

Boileau received his undergraduate degree at Whitman College in Walla, Walla, Wash., and received his physician training at the University of Oregon Medical School. After completing his internship at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago, he returned to Portland and completed his urology residency at Oregon Health & Science University. He then completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at MD Anderson Hospital & Tumor Institute at the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

Boileau served as chief of urologic oncology at the University of Texas in Houston and subsequently at the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle. During those years, he conducted urologic research, taught at the medical school and university hospitals, and authored more than 50 medical journal articles and text-
book chapters.

In 1987, he went into private practice with Bend Urology, where he has since worked. Boileau will continue to see patients one to two days a week.


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