Prior to joining St. Luke’s, he served as President and CEO of Portneuf Medical Center (PMC)—a 187-bed tertiary care facility with more than 1,200 employees—in Pocatello, Idaho. PMC offers a comprehensive range of services, but is particularly noted for its women’s services, cardiovascular disease program, orthopedics, neurosurgery and oncology services. Mr. Stephens supervised the construction and opening of PMC, which is a joint venture between the Portneuf Health Foundation, LHP Hospital Group and 64 physician partners.
“We are extremely excited to have Mr. Stephens join the St. Luke’s Family,” said David S. Koontz, Senior Vice president, SLEHS. “He is a seasoned and innovative leader whom we believe will bring great success for St. Luke’s Hospital at The Vintage.”
For five years in Alaska, Mr. Stephens served as CEO of Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. During his five-year tenure, he supervised the construction of an award-winning replacement hospital. Also, he was successful in physician recruitment with a 33 percent increase in medical staff while receiving HealthStream Research’s 2007 national award for the highest patient perception of quality.
Previous positions include CEO for Pampa Regional Medical Center (Triad Hospitals, Inc.) in Pampa, Texas, and Rehabilitation Hospital, a part of Fort Wayne of the Lutheran Health Network.
He is an Associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives, earned a master’s in public administration at California State University and received a bachelor of science from Loma Linda University.