Fellows Alumni Breakfast with Stephen K. Klasko, M.D.
Wednesday, December 6
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
5201 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., is president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. In August 2017, he was named by Modern Healthcare as one of America's "100 Most Influential" individuals in healthcare. Also that month, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital was named to US News and World Report's Honor Roll as the 16th best hospital in the U.S. Early in 2017, he was named the nation's 24th most influential physician executive by Modern Healthcare, and among 100 Great Healthcare Leaders by Becker's Hospital Review.
An advocate for bipartisan transformational change in health care, Klasko is author of 2016’s “We Can Fix Healthcare in America: The Future Is Now,” and editor-in-chief of the journal Healthcare Transformation. His new book, “Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America” is due for release in November, 2017.
A native of Philadelphia, Klasko returned in 2013 to lead as a change agent for Jefferson. Since then, Jefferson has doubled its employees to 30,000, grown from three hospitals to 13 and over 2-million patient visits, and now draws revenues of $5.1 billion. In 2015, he led the merger of Jefferson with Abington Health in one of the nation’s first shared-governance, “hub and hub” academic medical center mergers. He has also attracted Aria Health System and Kennedy Health System, two premier community academic medical centers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, to join this unique governance system.