July 7, 2022 – Steward Health Care, the nation’s largest physician-led healthcare network, today announced the appointment of Rubén José King-Shaw Jr to its Board of Directors. King-Shaw is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Steward, where he led a number of key strategic acquisitions and divestitures, including the sale of Steward Health Choice Arizona and the significant merger of the Medicare business. based on Steward’s value with Caremax (NASDAQ: CMAX). King-Shaw also chairs Steward’s offshore captive insurance company, TRACO, domiciled in Panama.
In making the announcement, Dr. Ralph de la Torre, Chief Executive Officer of Steward, said, “Ruben continues to be an outspoken and relentless advocate for social justice and community engagement, which syncs perfectly with the mission principal of Steward to serve patients in their communities. In a post-Covid environment, his passionate leadership will be critical to our future and that of our patients. Ruben is integral to our continued success and we are delighted to welcome his expertise to our Board of Directors.
“I have long shared Steward’s commitment to providing our patients with the highest quality healthcare possible,” said Rubén José King-Shaw. “It is an honor to join the Steward Board of Directors and be part of a values-driven health care system.
Prior to serving Steward as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Steward, King-Shaw spent significant time in public service leading state and federally sponsored government health programs.
During the administration of President George W. Bush, King-Shaw served as chief operating officer and deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He was also a senior adviser to the US Secretary of the Treasury on health care tax policy and a member of the Medicare Programs Advisory and Oversight Commission. In 2011, he was appointed to the Obama Administration’s Program Advisory and Oversight Committee to oversee and provide advice to Medicare’s Prosthetics, Orthotics and Durable Medical Equipment Supplies Tendering Program. . King-Shaw has also provided advice on areas of health care policy to the Trump administration, including CMS and the National Economic Council. At the state level, under Florida Governor Jeb Bush, he was secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
Former board members include the senior director of Athenahealth; Independent Living Systems, of Miami, FL; and WellCare Health Plans, Inc. of Tampa, FL. King-Shaw has also served on the board of Atlanta-based Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. and Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems of Pensacola, Florida.
Contact: Josie Martin, Josephine.Martin@steward.org
About Steward Health Care
Almost ten years ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different type of healthcare company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. A system that provides our patients with better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers with unparalleled coordination of care, and our communities with greater prosperity and stability.
As the largest integrated, physician-led, tax-paying health care system in the country, our physicians can be confident that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together, we’re on a mission to revolutionize the way healthcare is delivered – creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is one of the nation’s largest and most successful Responsible Care Organizations (ACOs), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 healthcare professionals caring for 12.3 million patients annually through to a tightly integrated network of hospitals, multi-specialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.