St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (St. Joe’s) has announced that Ed Freysinger has been named CEO, effective Nov. 3. An experienced health care leader, Freysinger comes to St. Joe’s from UP Health System — Portage, a LifePoint facility in Hancock, Michigan, where he has served as CEO. Prior to his position at UP Health System — Portage, Freysinger served as CEO at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center in Ketchikan, Alaska and as CEO at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, Oregon. Freysinger holds a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University. He has served on the executive committee for the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, the Southeast Michigan Health and Hospital Council and was past president of the Hospital Emergency Management Systems in Wayne, Michigan. Ella-Mae Keatts, chair of the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center board of trustees, praised Freysinger’s strong history of successful engagement with board members, providers and employees.