Samaritan’s Marty Cahill moves into new role

Marty Cahill, MBA, FACHE, CEO of Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital (SLCH), has been named to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer – Hospitals. In this role, Cahill will drive system-wide integration and alignment of operations across the five hospitals within the Samaritan Health Services (SHS) system.

“Marty’s experience leading two different Samaritan hospitals, his 15-year history within the organization and his vision for the future of Samaritan hospitals was compelling,” SHS CEO Doug Boysen said. “I’m looking forward to working with Marty in this new way as we continue to chart our course forward.”

At Samaritan, Cahill has served as CEO of SLCH and Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, and shepherded the development of the Administrative Fellowship program and the Samaritan Health Sciences campus. During Cahill’s health care career, he has twice served as regent for the American College of Healthcare Executives, received the ACHE Distinguished Service Award and been recognized as Business Leader of the Year by the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce.

“It is an honor to be selected for this work — to help streamline our operations across the system and leverage the best practices of our individual hospitals — to make our system even stronger in support of our mission,” said Cahill, who began his new role on Nov. 20. “In this role, I’ll be working with our hospital leadership to drive high reliability and quality care.”

Wendie Wunderwald, RN, has been appointed as CEO for SLCH. Wunderwald has more than 39 years of service at SHS, most recently as vice president of Patient Care Services at SLCH. Under her leadership, the Lebanon hospital became the first critical access hospital in the U.S. to win the Beacon award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The hospital was also recognized by the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce as the Large Business of the Year in 2022.

“We have an incredible team of dedicated clinicians, caregivers and support staff here at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital,” Wunderwald said. “It is an honor to be able to transition to this new role in Samaritan.”