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Steve Goeser Receives ACHE Regent's Award

Published: Oct. 18, 2016

OMAHA ―  Steve Goeser, president and chief executive officer of Methodist Hospital, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award at the Nebraska Hospital Association’s annual meeting.

The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals.

Members are evaluated on leadership ability; innovative and creative management; executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community; contributions to the development of others in the healthcare profession; leadership in local, state or provincial hospital and health association activities; participation in civic/community activities and projects; participation in ACHE activities; and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.

“To be nominated and recognized by my peers is a tremendous honor,” Goeser said of the award. “The leaders that laid the foundation for Methodist Health System provided us all with the framework for our organization’s success. During my tenure I have worked diligently to build upon those past accomplishments, while also guiding us through today’s challenging health care environment. I’m proud of our past, but am focused on our future and the successes yet to come.”

Goeser has served as president and CEO of Methodist Hospital since 2008. He has led the transformation of the Methodist Hospital campus, implementing a sequence of construction projects to expand busy cardiovascular, oncology, orthopedic and birth services. Methodist Hospital, the region’s surgical leader, opened 15 new state-of-the-art operating rooms in August 2016, part of a $90 million renovation and expansion of its surgical suites.

Under Goeser’s leadership, Methodist Women’s Hospital opened at 192 Dodge, the region’s first medical campus devoted to women’s health care, in 2010.  Methodist Women’s Hospital delivers more babies and provides neonatal intensive care to more babies than any other Nebraska hospital. To meet demand, an expansion project is underway to nearly double the number of Methodist’s NICU beds.

Throughout his tenure, Goeser has driven improvements in quality, safety, efficiency, cost reduction and service excellence essential to the successful shift from volume to value-based health care. Through strategic partnerships, such as the Nebraska Health Network and the Regional Provider Network, he is helping to make high-quality, affordable health services accessible throughout Nebraska and western Iowa.

Goeser received the ACHE Early Career Regent’s Award, the James B. Seaman II Young Administrator’s Achievement Award, and the IH & HS Excellence in Leadership Award. He was selected to testify before the Senate Special Committee on Aging on Medicare reform and to serve on the AHA special taskforce on HIPAA’s impact on America’s hospitals.

Goeser, a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, earned his MBA in health care administration from City University in Bellevue, Wash., and his bachelor’s degree at Creighton University.