About Rick Stevens
As president of Christian Hospital (a member of BJC HealthCare), Rick Stevens is responsible for positioning Christian Hospital as a provider of quality critical health care services in north St. Louis County. Stevens provides strategic leadership and oversees daily operations of the 220-staffed-bed hospital. He is overseeing $60 million in renovations, new construction, and technology for Christian Hospital, including the new Siteman Cancer Center. Christian Hospital was most recently awarded the 2018 Arcus Award for Health given by the St. Louis Regional Chamber. Stevens also serves as president of the Christian Hospital Foundation, which is also funding two school-based health centers in north St. Louis County.
Prior to joining BJC in 2016, Stevens was with Sutter California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco, where he served for four years as chief administrative officer and vice president for CPMC.
Stevens has more than 25 years of health care experience, having served in executive roles at Methodist McKinney Hospital in McKinney, Texas; Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky; and University Medical Center, Inc., in Dallas, Texas.
Stevens holds a master’s degree in public health from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., and a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is board certified in healthcare management.
He has received a number of awards throughout his health care career, including the 2006 Louisville YMCA Black Achievers Award, Modern Healthcare’s “2005 Up and Comers Award,” the National Association of Health Services Executives’ “2002 Young Healthcare Executive” award, the St. Louis Business Journal’s “2017 Diverse Business Leaders” award, and North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice’s “2017 Outstanding Leadership Award.” He serves on the boards of North County, Inc., St. Louis Integrated Health Network, Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America, KIPP St. Louis, and UMSL’s Chancellor’s Council. He is also a member of the Florissant Valley Kiwanis.
Stevens is married and has two children. He is a native of Rockford, Ill