David C. Pate, President & CEO St. Luke’s Health System – On Prescription Drug Costs



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Healthcare Executives Network interviews Dr. David C. Pate, President & CEO St. Luke’s Health System


                                    About David C. Pate, M.D., J.D., FACP, FACHE

David C. Pate, M.D., J.D., is president and chief executive officer of St. Luke’s Health System, based in Boise, Idaho.

Dr. Pate received his bachelor of arts degree from Rice University, his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and his law degree cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center. He completed his residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and is board-certified in internal medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Pate joined St. Luke’s Health System, a network of seven hospitals, a children’s hospital, a nationally recognized cancer center, and more than 100 clinics throughout southern Idaho and into eastern Oregon, in 2009 following executive positions in Houston.

Dr. Pate is leading St. Luke’s transformation into an integrated healthcare network that includes service partnerships and relationships with other healthcare organizations in the region while ensuring the financial foundation that supports the visionary development of St. Luke’s Health System. In 2013, St. Luke’s became the only healthcare system in Idaho to establish a federally recognized Accountable Care Organization. St. Luke’s is routinely recognized as an emerging health system of note as the transformation of health care in America continues. Earlier this year, Truven Health Analytics named St. Luke’s one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the country.

Dr. Pate and St. Luke’s are committed to developing accountable care in the region and becoming a national leader in health care as the organization demonstrates the ability to deliver the highest possible quality, in the safest manner, achieving the best possible outcomes, at the lowest possible cost.

He is an author, teacher, lecturer, community volunteer, and active member of community and professional boards and committees. He is a popular and engaging speaker and prolific blogger, chronicling St. Luke’s transformation at Dr. Pate’s Prescription for Change, http://drpate