Saint Alphonsus Health System
Saint Alphonsus Health System Announces New Communications and Public Relations Director
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Boise, Idaho – Saint Alphonsus Health System today announced the hiring of Brad Hoaglun as Director of Communications and Public Relations.  Hoaglun will begin the new position October 14.

“I am extremely pleased to have Brad join the Saint Alphonsus team,” said Sally Jeffcoat, President and CEO.  “As a seasoned communications leader, Brad brings a wealth of experience in both private and public sector environments to this role.  In addition, he shares a deep commitment to our Saint Alphonsus mission as a healing ministry.  I look forward to working with Brad and am confident that his leadership will be of great value to the health system and also to the community at large.” 

In this role, Hoaglun will be responsible for the health system’s corporate, internal, external and digital communications functions.  He will direct system-wide communication strategy and lead a broad range of public relations activities that extend Saint Alphonsus’ brand and image to the broader community.  He will also be responsible for publications, E-news and other online communication and media relations. 

Prior to joining Saint Alphonsus, Hoaglun served as Director of Communications for U.S. Senator James E. Risch, a position he also held when Risch was Idaho’s governor in 2006.  Prior to working for Senator Risch he was the Chief of Staff for State Controller Donna Jones.  Hoaglun also served as the Idaho Director of Government Relations for the American Cancer Society. In addition, he currently serves as City Councilman for the City of Meridian, a term that expires in December.

Hoaglun graduated from the College of Idaho with a degree in Political Science.  He resides in Meridian with his wife, Chandos. 

About Saint Alphonsus Health System
Saint Alphonsus Health System is a four-hospital, 714-bed regional, faith-based Catholic ministry with over 4,300 Associates and 950 medical staff.  Serving the people of southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada, Saint Alphonsus Health System is comprised of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, ID; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, with more than 275 primary care and specialty care providers at 35 clinic locations. As a not-for-profit health system, Saint Alphonsus Health System reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community-based. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health, Novi, Michigan.  To find out more go to: