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Donald J. Steiner, MD, FACEP

Governing Council Physician Leader

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Donald Steiner is a dedicated and engaged physician leader who has been practicing full time in the ED of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital since 1982. He is also one of the founding members of DuPage Emergency Physicians Ltd. In addition to full-time practice, Dr. Steiner previously served as the medical director of the ED and as president of the medical staff at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Steiner strongly believes that patient care is priority No. 1. He has been principally involved in the redesigning of the peer review process, greatly increasing the focus on continuous process improvement as part of Advocate’s safety journey. For the past decade, he has been a board member and currently serves as the chairperson of Advocate Physician Partners, one of the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations and a leading proponent of population health.

Dr. Steiner is a member of the Advocate Good Samaritan Community Health Council and has been a board member of the DuPage Health Coalition since 2017. The coalition has been arranging primary and specialty care for the uninsured and underinsured residents of DuPage County for more than 20 years. Dr. Steiner graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois, where he was a James Scholar. He holds a medical degree from the University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, and he completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Illinois.

Sessions

Transforming to a High-Performing Governing Council in a Large Health System

Presented by Donald J. Steiner, MD, FACEP, Terika Richardson, FACHE, Therese A. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN at 3:45 PM on Wednesday, March 24th.

As large health systems continue to evolve, the role of the local governing councils is changing. While there is the desire to preserve the legacies, traditions and the important philanthropic role of a local governing council, system governance requirements suggest that hospital executives transition to a governing council with responsibility for quality, safety and medical…