President, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Progress West Hospital
Gina Calder serves as the president of two BJC hospitals in St. Charles County, Missouri — Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital. She joined BJC in 2021 from Bridgeport Hospital, a member of Yale New Haven Health System, where she held various executive roles including administrator and vice president.
Since joining BJC, Calder’s leadership has resulted in both hospitals receiving numerous patient quality, safety and experience recognitions including from Professional Research Corporation, U.S. News & World Report and Vizient. Barnes-Jewish St. Peters is also an American College of Radiology-accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and Progress West is also a Cribs for Kids Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital.
Calder has been recognized with several professional and leadership awards since joining BJC. Among the recognitions she has been honored as a Champion for Diversity and Inclusion by the St. Louis Business Journal; named among Becker’s Hospital Review’s “75 Black healthcare leaders to know in 2022;” received the 2022 PRC Healthcare Leadership Impact award for her commitment to collaboration, service and innovation; and was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives.
She is a recognized leader in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and has given numerous national presentations and academic lectures on this topic. She is an active member of Greater Grace Church in Ferguson, Missouri. She also serves on both the St. Charles Community College Foundation and Missouri Hospital Association Management Services Corporation Boards of Directors.
Calder holds a master’s degree in business administration; a master’s degree in public health, health policy and administration; and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, all from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.