System Management

System Management is the senior leadership team for SSM Health. All strategic, operating, human resource, capital, policy and procedure questions impacting the entire system are brought to this group for input and/or decision making. System Management focuses on the operational and strategic priorities of each entity, network and system-wide issues affecting our patients and their communities. 



Laura Kaiser

Laura Kaiser
President/Chief Executive Officer
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Carter Dredge
Chief Transformation Officer
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David Fields
Dean Health Plan
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Maggie Fowler
Chief Nursing Officer
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Paula J. Friedman
Chief Strategy Officer
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Alexander Garza, MD
Chief Quality Officer
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Carolyn Koenig
Chief Administrative Officer
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Philip Loftus
Chief Innovation Officer
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Douglas Long, JD
General Counsel
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Patrick McCruden
Chief Mission Integration Officer
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Steve Smoot, FACHE
Chief Operations Officer
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Kris Zimmer
Chief Financial Officer
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To reach a member of our system management team, please call 314-989-5080.

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