Joe Steier

Signature HealthCARE
E. Joseph Steier (Joe) Steier, III is president, CEO and co-founder of Signature HealthCARE (SHC), one of the nation’s leading long-term care, rehabilitation and health care providers with 125 locations in 11 states and some 18,000 employees. SHC’s mission and vision is to “radically change long-term care forever" through its three foundational pillars – Spirituality, Learning and Intra-preneurship. Under Steier’s leadership, SHC has earned many national accolades and helped catapult the city of Louisville into the national spotlight as a leader in innovation in aging care. 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). Prior to SHC, Steier 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. Steier was president and COO until HQM was sold in 2007. He is also cofounder of the Louisville Innovation Summit to convene national leaders in health care, technology, design and other fields, and spark dialogue about the future of aging care. A Louisville native, Steier has two decades of professional experience invested in health care.


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