Quality-focused, technology-savvy Senior Healthcare Executive with 20+ year history of deploying evidence-based data to drive profitability and patient, physician, and employee satisfaction at multi and single-hospital health systems. Strategized and delivered multimillion-dollar turnarounds through aggressive cost-cutting and revenue enhancement initiatives.
High-energy leader known for eliciting top performance from direct reports through goal setting, mentoring, and accountability. Out-of-the-box thinker who makes order out of chaos and meets challenges with “get-it-done” enthusiasm.
As president of Christian Hospital, Rick Stevens is responsible for positioning Christian Hospital as a provider of quality critical health care services in north St. Louis County. Stevens provides strategic leadership and oversees daily operations of the 220-staffed-bed hospital.
Prior to joining BJC in 2016, Stevens was with Sutter California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco, where he served for four years as chief administrative officer and vice president for CPMC.
Stevens has more than 25 years of health care experience, having served in executive roles at Methodist McKinney Hospital in McKinney, Texas; Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare in Louisville, Ky.; and University Medical Center, Inc. in Dallas, Texas.
Stevens holds a master’s degree in public health from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Tennessee State University.
Stevens has received a number of awards throughout his health care career, including the 2019 Stellar Performer in Health Care Award from St. Louis American Foundation; the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2017 Diverse Business Leader Award; the 2006 Louisville YMCA Black Achievers Award; Modern Healthcare’s 2005 Up and Comers Award; and the National Association of Health Services Executives’ 2002 Young Healthcare Executive Award.