Steven Summer was appointed President and CEO of the Colorado Hospital Association in September 2006. At the Association, he works to represent the unified voice of Colorado’s 107 hospitals and health systems in addressing issues such as health care reform, access to care and affordable coverage for all Coloradans, fair and equitable payment, and making hospitals safe for the patients they serve.
Prior to joining CHA, Steven spent 13 years with the West Virginia Hospital Association as President and CEO. Prior to that, he was with the Maryland Hospital Association as vice president for professional activities from 1976 to 1990 and senior vice president from 1990 to 1993. Steven began his career in health care as assistant director with the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Teaching Hospitals in Washington, D.C.
Steven served as a member of Colorado’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Care Reform. In 2009, Steven was appointed to the Board of the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC); and, Steven serves as the chairman of the CORHIO Board of Directors. Steven serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Kavod Senior Life—a senior living community in Cherry Creek. In 2018, he was appointed to the KUNC Board of Directors. He is an active volunteer in the community and serves on two Arapahoe County Council appointed panels.
Steven is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and in 2010 received FACHE Regent’s Service Award. In 2010, Steven was recognized as the Denver Business Journal Health Care Industry Leader and has been listed in the Denver Business Journal Power Book as one of the top Health Care Industry Leaders.
Steven holds an MBA in Health Care Administration from George Washington University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston. He and his wife Loraine, who has a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology, have two sons, Ari (a software engineer) and Jason (a technology consultant).