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Gina Calder, FACHE

President, Barnes–Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital

BJC HealthCare

Gina Calder serves as president of the BJC hospitals in St. Charles County, Mo., Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital. Opened in 2007, Progress West Hospital has 72 private rooms, 24-hour adult and pediatric emergency services, surgical services, a cardiac catheterization lab, medical/surgical inpatient services, obstetrical services with labor and delivery suites, diagnostic imaging, and lab services. It is a Level II Certified Stroke Center. Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital is a 101-bed community hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, including the Siteman Cancer Center, the Breast Health and Women’s Center, the Cardiology Center, and the Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy Center.

Ms. Calder joined BJC in 2021 from Bridgeport Hospital, a member of Yale New Haven Health System, where she served as administrator of the 106-bed Milford Campus and vice president on the Bridgeport leadership team. She also held various other leadership roles while there, including vice president of ambulatory services, executive director of clinical services, and administrative director of geriatric services and patient relations. Prior to joining the Bridgeport leadership team in 2009, Ms. Calder spent two years as an administrative fellow at Yale New Haven Health System and as an administrative intern at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Ms. Calder is a fellow of the Carol Emmott Foundation and is involved in supporting and engaging with community organizations. She has been recognized with several professional and leadership awards, including Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches’ “100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut” recognition; The Greater Bridgeport Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Inc.’s Professional Award; the Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives’ Leadership Award; and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Fairfield County Alumnae Chapter, Dorothy I. Height Community Service Award. Ms. Calder is currently completing her master’s degree in business administration. She holds a master’s degree in public health, health policy and administration, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, all from Yale University in New Haven, Conn. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


41X—Beyond the Rhetoric: Creating an Organizational Culture of Inclusion, Belonging and Accountability

Presented by Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE, Gina Calder, FACHE, Jhaymee Tynan, FACHE, Pamela Sutton-Wallace, MPH, Susan M. Pollart, MD at 8:45 AM on Tuesday, March 29th.

Research published by McKinsey, Harvard Business Review and healthcare journals confirms that organizations with greater leadership diversity—whether gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation—are more innovative, collaborative and higher performing. These organizations perform better than average in return on equity, EBIT, earnings per share and stock price appreciation. In healthcare, data also show that diversity of…