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President & CEO, SSM Health
Laura S. Kaiser is President and Chief Executive Officer of SSM Health, a $9 billion Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. She brings 30+ years of experience in health care strategy, improving clinical quality, fueling innovation, driving performance and growth, creating partnerships and leading change while fostering a healthy culture.
Ms. Kaiser previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also held several senior leadership roles at Ascension Health including Regional Executive for the Gulf Coast/Florida Region. She currently chairs the Catholic Health Association’s Board and the Navitus Health Solutions Board.
Ms. Kaiser earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri, and Master of Business Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration degrees from Saint Louis University. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine for the past four years.