September 15, 2022

St. Joseph Medical Center Appoints Michael Klepin as President

HOUSTON— St. Joseph Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital, announced last week that Michael “Mike” Klepin will take over as President. Mr. Klepin’s first day was Monday, September 12, 2022. 

Mr. Klepin joins St. Joseph with extensive experience in enhancing hospital operations, service accessibility, and quality of care. These skills will prove valuable to St. Joseph Medical Center as the hospital completes its $92 million renovation project and looks to expand its services throughout the Houston community. 

Mr. Klepin is a dedicated health care executive with over 30 years of experience at hospitals across the country. Most recently, Mr. Klepin previously served as Chief Executive Officer at South California Hospital in Culver City, California.  Previously, he has served an administrative role in facilities including Hunt Regional Healthcare in Greenville, TX; Renown Health System in Reno, Nevada; Triad Hospitals, Inc. in Lewisburg, West Virginia; and Vencor Northwest in Houston, TX.

Originally from Ohio, Mike received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio and his Master of Science in Public Health Administration from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.


About St. Joseph Medical Center 
St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC), in partnership with physician owners and part of Steward Health Care, is a full service, general acute care hospital located in downtown Houston. Celebrated as Houston’s first hospital, SJMC has been providing a wide range of health care services to greater Houston area residents for more than 130 years. With 1,500 employees and over 700 beds, SJMC’s services include a 24-hour Level III Trauma Center, behavioral medicine, cardiovascular surgery, three cancer centers, bariatric and general surgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, women’s center with a Level III Neonatal ICU and much more. SJMC has more than 500 physicians on its medical staff and has partnerships with several medical school residency programs. For information about SJMC’s programs and services, visit


About Steward Health Care System:
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers. 
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.

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