Steven Foster is President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Luke’s Patients Medical Center in Pasadena, TX which is one of five key hospitals within the Texas Suburban Hospital Division. Patients Medical Center is an acute care hospital offering patient care services to the residents of Pasadena, Deer Park, Baytown, Clear Lake and Pearland.
Originally from Texas, Foster has more than 16 years of progressive hospital administration experience in Oklahoma, Texas and internationally in Costa Rica and Mexico. His vast experience ranges from small for-profit hospitals to large, U.S. News and World Report Ranked #1 Academic Medical Centers.
Prior to joining St. Luke’s Patients Medical Center, Foster served as Chief Executive Officer at Barstow Community Hospital (a member of Community Health Systems) located in California and served as a key member of the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) Medi-Cal Task for designing and implementing innovative deliver of care programs for the State of California.
Steven earned a Master’s degree in Business (MBA) and a Master’s of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University and is board certified as a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.
He is noted for creating productive relationships with members of the medical staff, employees, and Board members in each organization he works at. He has managed complex hospital operations and physician practices with over 50 physicians. His collaborative management style and focus on accountability at all levels produces positive results in patient safety, employee and physician satisfaction.
St. Luke’s Health-Patients Medical Center meets the federal definition of a physician-owned hospital. Ownership information is available upon request.