Having served in healthcare executive roles for nearly two decades, Steve understands the economic and political pressures of the C suite, as well as the unique dynamics and shifts of the healthcare landscape. Most recently, Steve served as Regional President overseeing strategy, operations, and all assets of SCL Health (Montana region). He’s also served as hospital President and CEO, COO, and VP of Ancillary Services with Mercy Health and Catholic Health Initiatives.
Steve’s leadership philosophies grew out of years of practical application, study and first-hand experience. Undergirding his coaching is a strong belief that the “inner game” drives the outer game, and leadership is the great differentiator. He supports those he coaches in growing their self-knowledge and making personal change to achieve the change, results or outcomes they seek in others.
A certified coach by the Hudson Institute for Coaching and the International Coaching Federation, Steve is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is certified in Hogan Assessments and The Leadership Circle Profile. Steve holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.
Steve and his wife Susie have four daughters and a son. They enjoy time with the family playing pickleball and being in the outdoors. Steve also enjoys tempting trout with artificial flies and tennis. He continues to be grounded in the mission of healthcare for the poor and vulnerable, and serves on the Global Health Committee of the Catholic Health Association.