Thomas A. Kruse

Thomas A. Kruse is the chief strategy, integration and innovation officer for CHI Franciscan Health. In this role, Kruse has accountability for system-wide strategy and regional business development; strategic planning; marketing; communications and community relations; clinical and operational integration; and bringing innovation to care delivery and customer expectations.

Before joining CHI Franciscan Health, Kruse was the executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Hackensack University Health Network and Medical Center where he oversaw regional network strategy, growth and development. He was also Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, WA, which is now part of CHI Franciscan Health. Kruse has also led strategy functions at The Methodist Hospitals in northwest Indiana and Sharp Healthcare in San Diego, CA.

Kruse received his Bachelor of Science in psychology and his master’s in healthcare administration from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.