Steve joined Bayless in January 2020 and has over twenty-five years of hospital and health system executive leadership with a proven track record of improving clinical quality and safety, delivering exceptional fiscal performance and creating a culture that results in top quartile employee engagement and patient experience. Steve has an intense focus on delivering coordinated health care that improves the health of the communities served through risk-based contracting that creates more affordable health care solutions.
Prior to Bayless, Steve joined Agnesian HealthCare in 2003 as the Senior V.P. & CFO, was promoted to Executive Vice President in June 2010 and President and CEO January 2012. Mr. Little served in that role until May 2018 when SSM Health acquired Agnesian HealthCare. Mr. Little transitioned Agnesian HealthCare into SSM Health and later served as the COO of SSM Health Wisconsin Region. Prior to joining Agnesian HealthCare, Mr. Little served as Chief Financial Officer for St. John’s Medical Center located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming from 1996 to 2003. Before joining St. John’s Medical Center, Mr. Little served as Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for United Bancorporation of Wyoming, a multi bank holding company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and prior to that Mr. Little spent six years in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche in Denver, Colorado.
Mr. Little earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
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