Fred L. Brown Elected Chairman of Supplemental Health Care

Recognized Leader Brings 50-plus Years of Distinguished Healthcare Service to Firm

PARK CITY, Utah – December 17, 2014 – Supplemental Health Care, a premier nationwide healthcare staffing company, today announced that Fred L. Brown has been elected Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors and Joe O’Neill  has been elected Vice-Chairman. 

Brown’s distinguished healthcare career includes two decades of leadership at hospitals and health organizations in the St. Louis area.  He is former Chairman of The Joint Commission Board of Commissioners, founding president and CEO of BJC HealthCare, past Chairman of the American Hospital Association and was recently inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame by Modern Healthcare, a nationally recognized healthcare business publication. 

“It has been a privilege to work with Fred and Joe on our Board of Directors, and I enthusiastically look forward to continuing this relationship with them as chairman and vice-chairman,” said Janet Elkin, president and CEO of Supplemental Health Care. 

“Fred has been a strong guiding force for the company in the ever-changing healthcare landscape – most recently helping the organization bring our innovative workforce solutions to the forefront. He has an unwavering moral compass that helps guide every interaction with our valued clients and clinicians.”

While serving as a board member, he was the driving force in Supplemental Health Care’s decision to become certified by The Joint Commission. He was also instrumental in launching the company’s Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) division, one of the fastest-growing hiring solutions in the healthcare industry. 

He is noted for his expertise in issues related to healthcare integration, governance, operations, public policy, diversity, spiritual care, community health and social responsibility.

Brown is past President of the Washington University Medical Center, a past Governor and Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a past Chairman for the American Protestant Health Association, the Missouri Hospital Association and the Chancellor’s Council of the University of Missouri-Saint Louis.

He has received numerous awards and honors from organizations such as the American Hospital Association, the American College of Chaplains, the American College of Healthcare Executives, B’nai B’rith, the Boy Scouts of America, The George Washington University, Sigma Chi Fraternity, the United Way, the University of Missouri-Saint Louis and the National Kidney Foundation.

In addition to his degree in psychology from Northwestern University, Brown holds an MBA degree from The George Washington University with a major in health care administration and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis.

O’Neill has been a longtime Supplemental Health Care board member and passionate visionary for the company.  He is president and CEO of Public Strategies, a public affairs firm in Washington D.C. yeah i bet