Steve Gilbert

Steve Gilbert

Steve comes to the Innovation Institute from a position as Senior Vice President at St. Joseph Health. Steve joined SJH as a hospital executive at St. Jude Medical Center in 1987. Promoted to the senior executive team in 1992, Steve assumed responsibilities for multiple support departments that included approximately 300 employees.

In 1998, Steve was selected to develop and implement an enterprise-wide approach to Facilities & Construction, including clinical engineering and overall capital planning at the system level.

In forming and leading the system’s Facilities & Construction Division, Steve advanced a unified strategy for the organization-wide response to the State of California’s unfunded seismic mandate and other related strategic projects, representing a multi-billion dollar capital program across the enterprise. He has overseen the design and construction of more than 4 million square feet of new and renovated acute care space in 14 SJH hospitals across California and Texas, at a total planning/construction value of more than $5.5 billion. Contrary to conventional models of healthcare construction management, Steve’s team model emphasized a broad spectrum of integrated services combined with lean workflow practices that have resulted in industry-wide regulatory change and non-linear solutions for structural retrofits.

Steve also led SJH’s real estate development strategies services, and the development, acquisition, financing and management of more than one million square feet of medical office properties. He headed multiple hospital acquisition assessment teams over the years and was instrumental in several major SJH acquisitions and dispositions. In 1999, Steve executed a system-wide technology management strategy to augment each entity’s clinical engineering and capital purchase planning, as well as help to manage the life cycle costs for high technologies.

With 33 years of experience in operational leadership within healthcare systems across most levels, Steve has a solid track record of organizational leadership and has developed a reputation for strategic vision and innovative approaches to complex challenges.