Dave Steinmann, president of Mercy Hospital Independence, has been named to the 2014 class of Leadership Kansas, administered by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.
Steinmann is among 40 business, civic and political leaders from across the state who were selected from a pool of more than 100 applicants to the program.
Now entering its 36th year, Leadership Kansas is one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership programs in the country. The program’s mission is to educate, develop and motivate future state leaders and inspire them to maintain involvement in the social, business and political fabric of Kansas communities.
Throughout the six-month program, class members are exposed to a variety of experts and participate in educational programs offered in several different Kansas communities. The diverse discussion topics include: business; education; agriculture; public policy; societal health and development; economics; and government.
“This opportunity to meet and interact with this group of Kansas leaders is a true privilege,” Steinmann said. “I’m honored to have been selected and look forward to learning, growing and representing Independence and Mercy across the state over the next several months.”
Steinmann began his role as president of Mercy Hospital Independence in September 2013. He previously had served as vice president and chief operating officer for Mercy’s hospitals in Aurora and Cassville, Mo., since 2010. In those communities, he was responsible for the operational and clinical functions of both hospitals, including financial management, quality improvement, physician relations and customer service. Steinmann previously held other leadership roles at the Cassville hospital, including vice president and chief operating officer from 2007-2010 and clinical executive director from 2004-2007.
His career with Mercy in south central Missouri dates back to 1994, and his other roles have included rehabilitation director, pulmonary rehabilitation coordinator and respiratory therapy technician.
Steinmann holds an MBA from Drury University in Springfield, Mo. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and member of the American Association of Respiratory Care.
The Leadership Kansas class year will kick off in late April with an orientation session in Lawrence. Additional host cities for this year’s program include Garden City, Hutchinson, Wichita, Manhattan, Junction City, Kansas City, Hays, Topeka and Pittsburg.