Steven H. Lipstein

President & CEO
BJC HealthCare

As president and chief executive officer of BJC HealthCare, Steven Lipstein oversees one of the nation’s largest health care organizations, with annual net revenues of $3.2 billion and more than 26,000 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 13 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 locally on the St. Louis Regional Health Commission; regionally, he sits on the board of the Missouri Hospital Association, and is co-chair of the state-chartered MoHealthNet Oversight Committee, the successor program to Medicaid in Missouri; and nationally, Lipstein serves in leader- ship posts at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), as chair-elect of the Council of Teaching Hospitals, and as chair of the AAMC Medicare/Medicaid Special Action Committee. He is a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

At Washington University in St. Louis, Lipstein serves on the Board of Trustees, on the School of Medicine National Council, and is chair of the Institute of Public Health National Advisory Council. Lipstein is a director of the Eighth District Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis, a director of the United Way of Greater St. Louis, a director of the Saint Louis Science Center, a member of Civic Progress, and a director of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA), where he is RCGA's vice chair for public policy.

Lipstein joined BJC in October 1999. Previously, he served as executive vice president at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System and president and chief operating officer of the University of Chicago Hospitals. From 1982 to 1994, Lipstein held several executive positions within The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System in Baltimore, finishing his tenure as the hospital’s vice president for administration.

Lipstein earned his master’s degree in health administration from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, then completed a two-year post-graduate fellowship in health services administration at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta.

Lipstein is married and has three children. He is a native of Wilmington, Delaware.

* BJC’s other hospitals are Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Boone Hospital Center, Alton Memorial Hospital, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Clay County Hospital, Parkland Health Center, Progress West HealthCare Center and Missouri Baptist Hospital – Sullivan. BJC HealthCare and HealthSouth are partners in The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis.