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President's Biography

Dr. Steele is a member of the New England Surgical Society, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Healthcare Executives Network, the Commonwealth Fund’s Commission on a High Performance Health System, Past President of the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, previously serving on its Committee on Reviewing Evidence to Identify Highly Effective Clinical Services.

Dr. Steele also serves on the following boards and national committees: Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Singapore, Bucknell University Board of Trustees, Cepheid Board of Directors, Congressional Budget Office Panel
Dr. Steele and Geisinger honored by nation's healthcare leaders

Dr. Steele receives the eighth annual American Hospital Association's Health Research & Education Trust (HRET) Award for his strong use of research to inform evidence-based practice, his leadership as an early adopter of health information technology and patient-centered care, and his vision to redesign and implement new payment models.

of Health Advisers, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians Board at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, WeisMarkets Inc., Wellcare Health Plans Inc.,G Health Solutions Board of Directors,xHealthcare Innovation Program (HIP) External Advisory Board (Emory University), Advisory Board of the Peterson Center on Healthcare Advisory Board, Institute for Healthcare Optimization Advisory Board, Third Rock Ventures Business Advisory Board, the State Health Care Cost Containment Commission, and Healthcare Executives Network.Dr. Steele most recently served as Board Chairman for Premier Inc. and was a former Trustee on the Temple University School of Medicine Board of Visitors. Dr. Steele currently serves as Honorary Chair of the Pennsylvania March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign. Former member on the Commonwealth Fund’s Commission on a High Performance Health System, the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Committee on Performance Measurement, American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees, and also served on the Executive Committee, Systems Governing Council, Long-Range Policy, Committee on Research, and the AHA Physician Leadership Forum Advisory Committee.

Dr. Steele is the recipient of several awards, including the CEO IT Achievement Award (2006); AHA’s Grassroots Champion Award (2007); 8th Annual (2010) AHA Health Research & Education Trust Award and HFMA Board of Directors’ Award (2011). He has been named consecutive times to Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare, the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare,” and among Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Non-Profit Hospital Health System CEOs to know List (2012).