Steve Gordon, MD is a trusted advisor to health care leaders and organizations and is a national principal consultant with Point B, Inc.  Steve has three decades of diverse experience as a physician, educator, executive, and board member.  He has served in progressive leadership roles with providers, integrated delivery systems, payers, and the public sector, complementing an earlier career in clinical medicine and post-graduate education.  Steve has extensive experience designing and launching wide-scale improvement and transformation efforts, with a keen eye toward physician leadership and engagement, change management, data and analytics, lean transformation, and board involvement. 

Steve serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Governance Committee of St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon.  Previously he was Chief Medical Officer of Salem Health and System Vice-President for Care Transformation and Chief Quality Officer at PeaceHealth.  Steve chaired two advisory boards for the State of Oregon and was trustee and Quality Committee Chair for the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.  He is a member of the AHA’s Regional Policy Board 9 and the AHA’s Interoperability Advisory Group.  Outside of health care, Steve for many years was a trustee and board chair for the Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon. 

Steve trained as an internist and primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital after graduating from Harvard Medical School and Harvard College.  He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Featured Presentations

In his work with boards and executive leaders, Steve Gordon focuses on effective governance and the role boards can and should play in driving and sustaining transformational change.  When considering the drivers of effectiveness, boards and individual trustees necessarily orient to fiduciary responsibilities and to increasing expectations for accountability. Steve advocates a systems thinking approach to governance, working backwards from desired outcomes and exploring how board process can promote or hinder organizational aims, especially when dealing with extended time horizons and market uncertainty.   What governance activities drive value and what constitutes waste?  How does a board continually improve itself?  How does a board effect an organizational culture of continuous improvement?   How does a board sustain excellence through turnover of individual trustees, officers, and executives?

Speaker Topics

  • Delivering Value through Delivery System Innovation
  • Future of Health Care
  • Governance
  • Hospital/Physician Relations and Clinical Integration
  • Leadership
  • Medical Staff Development
  • Organizational Culture
  • Performance Improvement
  • Physician Leadership
  • Population Health
  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Strategic Planning

Speaker Type

  • Breakout Presenter
  • Group Facilitator
  • Keynote Presenter
  • Presentation Moderator