Peter Banko, Sloan '92
is currently president & CEO of the St Vincent Health System—a 5 hospital system headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas and part of Catholic Health Initiatives.
Prior to joining St. Vincent in 2007, Peter served as a chief operating officer & campus administrator at CHRISTUS Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas. He previously served as senior vice president for PhyAmerica Physician Group in Durham, North Carolina and in several leadership roles in operations and strategy at Saint Clare’s Health System in northwestern New Jersey.
Peter is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and Cornell University, where he earned a Master of Health Administration degree in the Sloan Program.
Peter has earned numerous honors and awards including Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Fellow in American Hospital Association/Health Forum’s Creating Healthier Communities Program, and the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Senior Executive Institute. He was also named the Under 40 Leader of the Year in 2006 by the Corpus Christi Chamber and to Arkansas Business magazine’s “Power List” in 2009.
Joseph M. Tasse, F.A.C.H.E. Sloan '79
Joseph M. Tasse, FACHE, is the immediate past President of the Ambulatory Network for the St. John Providence Health System. He served previously as the president of 535–bed St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital that was formed in July 2007 with the merger of two hospitals in Warren and Madison Heights, Michigan. Previously, he served as Chief Administrative Officer of Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, a 615-bed community teaching hospital located in Dearborn, Michigan, and prior to that position, he was Sr. Associate Administrator of Clinical and Professional Services at the 615-bed University of Cincinnati Hospital.
Mr. Tasse received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from John Carroll University and his master’s degree in Business Administration from The Johnson School at Cornell University where he simultaneously completed the requirements for a certificate in Hospital and Health Services Administration from the Sloan Program in Health Administration. He also completed a management fellowship program at New York University on a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts in conjunction with the National Association of Public Hospitals. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of 37,000 healthcare executives and is the immediate past ACHE Regent for the state of Michigan, an elected position for which he served over one thousand ACHE members in Michigan on the national Council of Regents. He sits on the national ACHE Chapters’ Committee and the Counselors’ Committee.
Mr. Tasse has been a leader in acute, emergency and ambulatory care operations for over 25 years. He is past president of the Midwest Healthcare Executives Group & Associates (MHEGA), the southeast Michigan chapter of ACHE. He is currently consulting with a physician group that is pursuing the management contract for a new hospital in the Middle East and is serving in a number of educational capacities with professional organizations.