A Pierre hospital has a new leader.
Bob Sutton has been named CEO and regional president of Avera St. Mary's Hospital. He replaces Paul Ebmeier, who has moved on to become vice president of strategy for Avera Medical Group.
Sutton is a 23-year resident of Pierre who joined Avera last year. He previously was president of the South Dakota Community Foundation based in Pierre.
Sutton will manage Avera's clinics, hospitals and long-term care facilities within the Pierre region.