As president and chief executive officer of BJC HealthCare, Steve Lipstein oversees one of the nation’s largest health care organizations, with $4 billion in net revenues and more than 26,000 employees in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois, and mid-Missouri regions.
Steve serves on the St. Louis Regional Health Commission and sits on the board of the Missouri Hospital Association. At Washington University in St. Louis, Steve serves on the board of trustees, on the School of Medicine National Council, and is chair of the Institute of Public Health National Advisory Council.
Steve also serves on the Board of Directors of Ameren, an electrical utility company, and on the Board of Trustees at Emory University. He sits on the Board of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Steve is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank. He currently serves on the board of Teach For America St. Louis.
In 2013, Steve was named St. Louis Citizen of the Year, an award presented by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to a St. Louisan who serves the community with distinction. In 2014, he was elected for membership in the National Academy of Medicine. In 2015 he became a Distinguished Service Member for the Association of American Medical Colleges, and was awarded the 2nd Century Award by Washington University School of Medicine for his leadership in patient care, teaching and research.
Spanning four decades, Lipstein’s education and professional career has taken him from Emory University to Duke University for college and graduate school respectively, to Massachusetts General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, the University of Chicago Hospitals, and now to BJC HealthCare, where he has served as president and chief executive officer since 1999.
Lipstein is married and has three children. He is a native of Wilmington, Delaware.