Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New Advisory Board Member

We are pleased to announce that Steve Chies has agreed to become an advisory board member for the health administration programs at Saint Joseph's College of Maine/Division of Graduate and Professional Studies!

Steven currently serves as Senior Vice President for Operations at the Benedictine Health System Corporate Office in Cambridge, Minnesota. In his role at BHS, he is responsible for operations at 60 long-term care facilities.

Mr. Chies has an extensive background in the healthcare field. Prior to joining the Benedictine Health System, Mr. Chies served as an administrator at Park River Estates Care Center for 21 years where he had overall responsibility for the operation of a skilled nursing facility. He also was district director for U.S. Congressman Gerry Sikorski.

In addition, Mr. Chies served as the president of Care Paradigms Management, Inc. and president of North Cities HealthCare, Inc. Active in professional and community organizations, Mr. Chies has served as a member of the board of directors and president for Care Providers of Minnesota, and has recently served as Chairman of the American Health Care Association. He is also a past chair and officer for the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators.

Steve is also a past treasurer of the Long Term Care Foundation and is a past officer for the Anoka Country Division of the Minnesota Affiliate of the American Heart Association. He has presented at many national and regional meetings as well as a guest lecturer at several colleges and universities.

Mr. Chies is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts and attended the Long Term Care Administration program also at the University of Minnesota.
Areas of Expertise:
· Long Term Care Payment Systems
· Organizational Management
· Strategic Positioning

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