Saint Louis University

Ronald J. Levy, MHA

Executive in Residence, Health Management & Policy


Research Interests: Organizational Transformation; Executive Leadership; Health Policy

Courses: HMP 500- Healthcare Organization; HMP 530- Management of Healthcare Organizations; HMP 550- Health Policy; HMP 553- Capstone in Health Policy; HMP 460- Strategic Management in Healthcare

Education History: BA 1972; MA 1978, University Of Wisconsin

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Ronald Levy, MHA is an executive in residence, bringing extensive health care leadership and government experience to the position. He most recently has been director of the Missouri Department of Social Services. Mr. Levy also served as president and chief executive officer of SSM Health Care St. Louis.

He also served as the health policy advisor for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and as the health information technology coordinator for Missouri, leading the initial development of a statewide health information exchange network.

Before joining state government, Mr. Levy worked in the health care field for 35 years. Since starting out as a rural hospital administrator in Wisconsin, he has served in a variety of executive roles, most recently as president and chief executive officer for SSM St. Louis, a member of the 10th largest Catholic health system in the country and the first health care recipient of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. SSM St. Louis has 11,000 employees and a revenue base of $1 billion.

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