Steven H. Lipstein
BJC Chief Executive Officer
As chief executive officer of BJC HealthCare, Steve Lipstein oversees one of the nation’s largest health care organizations, with $5 billion in net revenues and more than 31,000 employees in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions.
BJC HealthCare serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and other health-service organizations.
Its teaching hospitals, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, are affiliated with internationally renowned Washington University School of Medicine, consistently ranked among the nation’s best medical schools and research institutions.
Lipstein serves as Executive Board Chair of the BJC Collaborative, an eight health system organization spanning Eastern Kansas, all of Missouri and Southern Illinois. He serves on the St. Louis Regional Health Commission and sits on the board of the Missouri Hospital Association.
Lipstein serves on the Board of Directors of Ameren, an electrical utility company, on the Teach for America – St. Louis Regional Advisory Board and on the Boards of Trustees at Washington University and at Emory University. Lipstein is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.
In 2013, he 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.
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 chief executive officer since 1999.