October 27, 2021

Steward Health Care System Names Christopher Dunleavy Chief Financial Officer

Dunleavy joins the nation’s largest physician-led system from Brigham Health

DALLAS, TX -- Steward Health Care today announced that Christopher Dunleavy, M.B.A, C.P.A., will join the physician-led hospital network as Chief Financial Officer, effective October 25, 2021. Dunleavy joins Steward from Mass General Brigham, where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brigham Health since 2016.

With more than 25 years of experience in financial management and strategic planning, Dunleavy brings a wealth of expertise and insight to Steward. At Brigham Health, Dunleavy oversaw $16 billion in assets across the organization’s 1000+ bed academic medical center, community hospitals, and multiple ambulatory care and urgent care sites.

“Christopher is a respected and experienced financial leader, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Steward family,” said Sanjay Shetty, M.D., President, Steward Health Care System. “Christopher has spent his career leading major hospitals and health care enterprises through large-scale growth and complex organizational improvements. His strategic guidance will be invaluable in supporting the long-term success of our physician-led, value-based model of integrated care.”

“It’s truly an honor to join Steward in this role during such a consequential time. I’m passionate about Steward’s innovative model that has helped unlock access to the highest-quality care at an affordable price for diverse communities across the country,” said Dunleavy. “As Steward continues to grow and deliver for our patients, I’m looking forward to helping our network deliver high quality, operationally excellent care for years to come.”

Prior to Brigham Health, Dunleavy spent three years at Vizient, Inc. as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. For over a decade, Dunleavy served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for USMD Holdings, Inc., which includes the USMD Health System and serves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer for Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital. Dunleavy earned his executive MBA from Baylor University and his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington.


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.

Contact: Jeremy D. Tunis -
Interim Vice President, Corporate Communications
(469) 341-8894 | [email protected]