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John Fraser, Steve Goeser Among Becker's Top CEOs

Published: Dec. 15, 2017

CHICAGO — Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2017 edition of its list of "183 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know" and John Fraser and Steve Goeser of Methodist Health System both were named to the exclusive list.

Fraser, president and chief executive officer of Methodist Health System, began his career at Methodist in 1991, when he was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Methodist Hospital. After serving six years in that role, Fraser was named president and chief executive officer (CEO) in 1997, a position he held until 2007, when he became president and CEO of Methodist Health System.

During his tenure at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Health System, Fraser led the planning and construction of Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center, The Pathology Building – Schenken Pavilion, Methodist Women’s Hospital, Methodist Physicians Clinic Gretna and HealthWest, Methodist Hospital surgery expansion/renovation and the updating of Methodist Hospital’s clinical technology

In Fraser's time as the chief administrator, Methodist Hospital also earned numerous awards and certifications-most notably, being awarded Magnet® status by the American Nurses Association Nurses Credentialing Center-the first hospital so designated in the state of Nebraska.

Fraser will retire from Methodist Health System on Dec. 31, 2017.

Steve Goeser, who has served as president and chief executive officer for Methodist Hospital since 2007, expanded his role to include Methodist Health System executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2017.

In addition to his current responsibilities for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital, Goeser has had administrative responsibility for Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Methodist Physicians Clinic, Nebraska Methodist College and Shared Service Systems. Additionally, he has overseen all Methodist Health System Corporate Office departments.

Goeser joined Methodist Hospital in June 2004 as vice president. In that position, he was responsible for the administrative direction of the hospital’s home health program, the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center and the departments of Pastoral Services, Volunteers in Partnership (VIP), medical records, transcription, referral communications, and the hospital and state tumor registries.  

Prior to joining Methodist Hospital, Goeser served as the chief executive officer of Myrtue Memorial Hospital, Shelby County Medical Corporation and the Prairie Rose Mental Health Center in Harlan, Iowa. He had previously been administrator and chief executive officer at Orange City Municipal Hospital and Medical Clinic in Orange City, Iowa.

Goeser will assume the duties of president and CEO of Methodist Health System on January 1, 2018.