Director Emeritus*, Former CEO, Billings Clinic
Dr. Wolter was the CEO of a fully integrated health system in south central Montana. Billings Clinic includes a 240 physician multi-specialty group practice, a 285 bed acute care hospital, multiple regional clinics, and a long-term care facility. Billings Clinic also manages ten critical access hospitals. Billings Clinic has focused its core strategy on improvements and outstanding performance in the areas of patient safety, quality, service, and value to patients and their families.
Dr. Wolter was a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). He also served two terms as a Commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). He is a frequent speaker on health care delivery and payment reform.
Dr. Wolter was recognized by MGMA in 2004 as Physician Executive of the Year. He was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in 2010 and 2011, and by Modern Physicians as one of the 50 Most Influential Physicians in Healthcare in 2011 and 2012.
Dr. Wolter received his BA in English at Carleton College, his MA in American Culture at the University of Michigan, and his M.D. at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York, and returned to the University of Michigan for a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He joined Billings Clinic in 1982 to practice Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1997.