Steven M. Schieber, FACHE, FACMPE named interim CEO of Wright Memorial Hospital
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Saint Luke’s Health System announced today Hedrick Medical Center CEO, Steve Schieber, FACHE, FACMPE will also assume interim leadership of Wright Memorial Hospital, streamlining leadership of the two facilities and consolidating management of Saint Luke’s northern Missouri market.
Schieber assumed duties as CEO of Hedrick Medical Center in September 2015 and during his tenure Hedrick has grown and prospered becoming one of the top critical access hospitals in the nation.
“Hedrick Medical Center has experienced great success under Steve’s leadership,” said Julie Quirin, FACHE, Saint Luke’s Health System Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President. “He is an effective and collaborative leader who has done a superb job serving the patients, physicians and community of Chillicothe. We are confident that under his guidance, both Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital will continue to grow and thrive for many years to come.”
Schieber joined Saint Luke’s Health System in 2012 as Director of Regional Development, tasked with supporting all Saint Luke’s critical access hospitals, including Hedrick Medical Center, in the expansion of services they provide to communities.
With the announcement of Schieber assuming the role of interim CEO for Wright Memorial, all senior hospital leadership positions have been consolidated for the two facilities including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Human Resources. In his expanded role, Schieber will continue to work closely with the boards of directors of both facilities.
Quirin noted the strategic decision to manage both facilities as a single northern Missouri market offered multiple benefits to patients, providers and employees of Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center. Consolidation creates efficiencies that strengthens the health and vitality of both institutions, creates a more consistent patient experience, improves the ability to recruit and retain physicians, optimizes services, and offers greater professional growth opportunities for hospital staff.
“I am excited and honored by the opportunity to lead these two high-quality institutions,” said Schieber. “I recognize that this decision reflects Saint Luke’s staunch commitment to providing lifesaving care to the residents of our surrounding counties and I look forward to serving these communities with much needed services and exceptional care.”
Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe serves Livingston County, Missouri, and its surrounding communities. A city-owned, not-for-profit critical access hospital, Hedrick Medical Center is the only Joint Commission-accredited hospital in north-central Missouri.
Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton serves Grundy and Mercer Counties, Missouri, and their surrounding communities. Founded in 1903, Wright Memorial Hospital opened a new, state-of-the-art facility in 2011.
Both facilities are 25-bed acute care hospitals offering comprehensive care, including 24-hour emergency services, inpatient and outpatient diagnostic testing, 3-D mammography, inpatient and outpatient surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, a specialty clinic, and primary care offices.
Saint Luke’s Health System consists of 16 area hospitals and campuses as well as dozens of primary and specialty care practices, and provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.