Joe Steier is a dynamic healthcare entrepreneur and business leader who has helped found many startup companies, owned various small businesses and continues to provide advisory services to various profit and non-profit boards while becoming an author, public speaker and a respected healthcare expert.
During two decades of healthcare leadership, he has founded Professional Healthcare Services, a specialized strategic planning and reimbursement consulting firm, and helped build Home Quality Management (HQM) from a small, family-owned nursing home chain to a top 20 regional chain focused on quality of life. Mr. Steier was President and Chief Operating Officer until HQM was sold, in 2007, and has since served as a co-founder, President and CEO of Signature HealthCARE.
Signature is built on three organizational pillars: Spirituality, Learning, and Intra-preneurship. The company has grown into an innovative post-acute healthcare provider with 112 skilled-nursing centers, and a non-medical home care business, that has earned many national awards and accolades. Signature has advanced the growth of various other innovative affiliate companies and organizations, including Integritas, Serenity, InnovateLTC, Signature Rehab, Silver Angels, Home Now Medical Supplies, and more, in support of the Intra-preneurship pillar.
The company has over 18,000 employees – referred to as ‘stakeholders’ – and has been recognized with various ‘Best Places to Work’ honors, including Modern Healthcare. The company also continues to advance clinical programming and has achieved its best regulatory performance levels to date with nearly 50% of centers earning 4- and 5-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Mr. Steier’s academic accomplishments include earning his CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers and earning a specialized MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Miami, where he received the Order of Merit and currently serves as a healthcare sector Board Member. He also holds Master’s in Education and Doctorate in Organizational Learning degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where his dissertation on ‘Leaders as Teachers’ earned academic distinction, and he became a Wharton Fellow.
Mr. Steier received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bellarmine University, where he was a scholarship athlete, has been inducted into the Distinguished Gallery Of Alumni and served on the University’s Board of Overseers for over 8 years.
He also serves on the following civic boards: Health Enterprises Network (Current Chair), the Louisville Sports Commission, Kentucky State Chamber of Commerce board, the University of Miami Health Sector Management and Policy Advisory Board and the Nucleus (University of Louisville) Innovation Park Board of Advisors.
In addition, Mr. Steier belongs to the Bellarmine University President’s Society, the University of Miami Hurricane Club and several other groups. He was named one of the city’s top ‘40 Under 40’ professionals and a ‘Healthcare Leader of the Year,’ both by Business First of Louisville. He also received Community Health Charities of Kentucky’s ‘Champions in Health Leadership Award,’ and was named one of the ‘50 Most Influential Louisvillians’ by Louisville Magazine.