ST. LOUIS, MO– SSM Health is pleased to announce that John Sigsbury, MHA, has been named president of St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Ill. Sigsbury comes to St. Mary’s with significant health care leadership experience. He last served as president and chief executive officer of Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, Calif, where he oversaw a 408-bed medical center with acute, skilled-nursing and assisted-living care. Prior to Emanuel, Sigsbury served in various leadership roles at Frederick Memorial Healthcare System in Frederick, Md.; Delnor Community Health System in Geneva, Ill.; and St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. Sigsbury replaces Bruce Merrell, who retired in October. His first day with St. Mary’s Hospital is January 26, 2015.