Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, is president and CEO of Methodist Health System, having assumed the role in 2006. Before joining Methodist, Dr. Mansfield served seven years as president and CEO of the five-hospital St. Vincent Health System based in Little Rock, Ark., and prior to that he held a variety of administrative positions within the Baptist Memorial Health Care System in Memphis, Tenn., for 23 years.
Under his guidance, Methodist Health System has doubled in size and experienced the most profitable years in its history. Methodist has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the nation’s top health care performance improvement leaders, and it has earned honors from publications including Modern Healthcare, the Dallas Business Journal, and The Dallas Morning News as a leading employer and recognized as a Best Place to Work. In 2012, Modern Healthcare listed Methodist among the “40 Fastest Growing Healthcare Companies in America.”