ACHE/AUPHA Joint Breakfast Presentation

The Art of Leadership:  Teaching, Developing, and Assessing Essential Professional Skills


David C. Pate, M.D., J.D., FACP
President and CEO
St. Luke's Health System

Dr. David Pate, MD, JD President and CEO of the St. Luke's Health System, Boise, Idaho, will describe the transformational change and remarkable outcomes that have occurred at St. Luke’s over the past decade. In doing so, he will also discuss the crucial leadership and professional skills needed to effectuate cultural change.

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 Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Pate joined St. Luke’s Health System in 2009 following executive positions with St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System in Houston. He has worked to transform St. Luke’s into an integrated health care delivery system that includes service partnerships and relationships with other health care organizations in the region, and to ensure the financial foundation that supports the visionary development of the system.

He is committed to developing value-based care in the region, and currently, more than a third of St. Luke’s revenue is under risk agreements, mostly global capitation.

Dr. Pate is an author, teacher, lecturer, community volunteer, and active member of community and professional boards and committees.

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