Area Vice President & Regional Integration Officer
Area Vice President & Regional Integration Officer | Southeast Region
Stephen is the Regional Integration Officer for the Southeast region. In this role, Stephen is responsible for providing strategic leadership, building relationships, and bringing deep expertise for the sites of care within the Southeast region. Stephen coordinates with Vice Presidents, finance, ministry leadership, and other Resource Group leaders to develop and implement savings plans that support the ministry's fiscal, clinical, and safety goals.
Stephen joined The Resource Group in 2014 as Director of Operations. In this role he led the supply chain team through many organizational changes and ministry-wide implementations including a successful Symphony remediation in 2014, integration of four new regional hospitals to the Saint Thomas Health roster in 2016, and launch of the McKesson Med-Surg platform for the Saint Thomas Health ambulatory sites in 2017. Most recently, Stephen served as the Chief Resource Officer for the Tennessee markets where he implemented large ministry-wide savings initiatives and led the health ministry through the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining The Resource Group, Stephen served as the Director of Merchandise Planning at Dollar General Corporation and the Logistics and Operations Manager at Mars Pet Care.
Stephen attended Middle Tennessee State University earning a Bachelor of Business Administration. Stephen earned his Masters of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University where he studied Total Quality Management and Operations Management as a graduate assistant under Dr. Curt Reimann, the first Director of the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award.