Saint Louis University

Alanna Dawn Runge, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, Assistant Corporate Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness, SSMHC

 Dawn Runge


Dawn earned her B.S. in Legal Studies from Southern Illinois University in 1990, M.B.A. with an emphasis in Healthcare Finance from Lindenwood University in 1994, and Ph.D. from Saint Louis University in Educational Leadership in 2003. She has been a member of the SSM Health Care since 1999. Dawn also serves as Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University in the School of Public Health since 2000. Currently, she is the Corporate Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness and Chief Learning Officer for SSM Health Care. In this role, she is responsible for the development assessment of system-wide educational programs and processes to enhance training and development. "We want to develop people at all levels as leaders, to be fully engaged in achieving our mission and in striving for excellence," said Dr. Runge. "I will focus on continuing SSM's efforts to build a customized educational approach to sustain our mission."

Previously, she has served as the Network Director of Registration, Revenue Director, and Administrative Director of Support Services. Her education and professional experiences have allowed her to speak nationally regarding revenue cycle management issues and teach revenue workshops. With Michele A. Smith, SCT (ASCP), CMC, she is the author of Lab Billing and Coding: Effective Strategies for Compliance (HC Pro, 2005).

She lives in Oakville, Missouri and enjoys spending time with her family, reading and playing the piano.

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