Don Steigman serves as president of Jackson Health System, a role he assumed in 2021, after a decade as Jackson’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. Mr. Steigman is responsible for the largest and most important strategic projects at Jackson, one of the nation’s largest public healthcare systems. He also directs Jackson’s outpatient operations and its academic partnerships, primarily its seven-decade integration with the University of Miami.The Jackson system is anchored by Jackson Memorial Hospital near downtown Miami, home to some of the world’s most admired medical specialties and the academic home of the University of Miami Miller School Medicine. The Jackson system also includes three community hospitals – Jackson North Medical Center, Jackson South Medical Center, and Jackson West Medical Center – as well as Holtz Children’s Hospital & the Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, and Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, as well as a county-wide network of outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, and long-term care centers.The vast system employs more than 13,000 and has more than 2,500 inpatient beds. As one of the South’s premier medical-education programs, Jackson trains more than 1,100 residents and fellows in numerous physician specialty training programs. Under Mr. Steigman’s leadership, the system has preserved a legacy of world-class medical care in complex subspecialties such as organ transplantation, trauma, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, high-risk maternity, pediatrics, bariatrics, and neonatology – all while protecting Jackson’s mission of delivering the same high-quality standard of care to all Miami-Dade residents, regardless of their ability to pay. In his first year at Jackson, Mr. Steigman helped lead Jackson’s transformation that reversed years of massive losses, and Jackson has produced a surplus ever since – as key industry measures of healthcare quality and patient satisfaction continuously improved throughout the system. He has also been an integral part of the executive oversight of Jackson’s $1.8 billion Miracle Building capital program, which has led to the construction and opening of two new Jackson hospitals, a network of UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers throughout Miami-Dade County, renovations at nearly every Jackson facility, and upgrades in technology.
Before joining Jackson, Mr. Steigman was a senior member of Tenet Healthcare’s regional leadership, overseeing 16 hospitals in Florida and Alabama as vice president of operations. He also served as interim chief executive officer for Parkland Healthcare Group during its acquisition of four hospitals, and as CEO and a board member of Auditz, LLC, a healthcare recovery company that provides hospitals with revenue recovery opportunities through proprietary processes and software. Mr. Steigman is the former chair of the Florida Hospital Association and has been a member with the Federation of American Health Systems and the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund Task Force. Mr. Steigman holds an MBA in healthcare administration from The George Washington University and is the former chairman of the Florida Hospital Association. He lives in Miami Beach.