President & CEO, SSM Health, and CHA Board of Trustees Vice Chairperson/Chairperson Elect
Monday June 6
Laura Kaiser serves as president and CEO of SSM Health, a Catholic not-for-profit health system serving communities across the Midwest. Ms. Kaiser joined SSM Health in May 2017, bringing 30-plus years' of experience in health care strategy, improving clinical quality, fueling innovation, driving performance and growth, creating partnerships and leading change while fostering a healthy culture.
Ms. Kaiser previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. She also served at Ascension Health in several senior leadership roles including regional executive for the Gulf Coast/Florida region and president/CEO at Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida.
Ms. Kaiser currently serves on several boards, including the Catholic Health Association, the Healthcare Leadership Council, Joint Commission Resources, Navitus Health Solutions, Nuance Communications, Embold Health and the Scottsdale Institute.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri and Master of Business Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration degrees from Saint Louis University. Ms. Kaiser is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has been named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare magazine for the past four years.