As president/chief executive officer of SSM Health, Laura S. Kaiser leads all aspects of one of the largest integrated health care delivery systems in the nation. Ms. Kaiser is focused on ensuring SSM Health’s patients and health plan members experience consistently exceptional care and service.
Ms. Kaiser became CEO of SSM Health in May 2017 and has more than 30 years of experience in improving clinical quality and patient satisfaction, fueling operational performance and growth, and successfully facilitating health care integration. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Intermountain Healthcare. Prior to joining Intermountain Healthcare, Ms. Kaiser spent 15 years at Ascension Health serving in a multitude of leadership roles, including Ministry Market Leader of the Gulf Coast/Florida region for Ascension and President/CEO at Sacred Heart Health System.
Ms. Kaiser, a Missouri native, earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia as well as a Master of Business Administration and Master in Healthcare Administration from Saint Louis University. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.