Maintaining commitments to various professional and educational organizations, Steve Erixon stands apart as a dedicated hospital administrator and executive. As CEO of Memorial Mother Frances Hospital, Baxter Regional Medical Center, and most recently Skaggs Regional Medical Center, Steve Erixon effected much-needed change, savings, and expansion to local health care organizations around the nation. With a combination of sage leadership and nearly 30 years of experience, Steve Erixon earned the respect and admiration of colleagues, clients, and board members. While President and CEO of Skaggs Regional Medical Center in Branson, Missouri, Steve Erixon found recognition from the Missouri Hospital Association. In 2008, the MHA Southwest District elected Steve Erixon President, serving until 2009. Steve Erixon’s duties with the nonprofit MHA Southwest included presiding over several member hospitals and working to improve community and patient health care. The American Hospital Association, a national group representing nearly 5,000 hospitals and health care systems, named Steve Erixon Most Valuable PAC (Political Action Committee) Player in 2008. The honor was bestowed on Steve Erixon for his invaluable contributions to AHAPAC and HEALTHPAC. As CEO and president of Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, from 1998 to 2006, Steve Erixon served on a variety of boards and committees. Steve Erixon lent his administrative expertise to the Little Rock branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, where he sat on the Board of Directors from 2004 to 2006, and Chairman in 2005. Also a critical member of the Arkansas Hospital Association, Steve Erixon devoted his time to the AR Blue Cross Blue Shield Advisory Committee (2003 to 2006), the Government Relations Committee (2002 to 2006), and the Finance Committee (2000 to 2002). The State of Arkansas named Steve Erixon the Governor’s representative to the Trauma Advisory Council from 2002 to 2006, and appointed him Chairman of the Department of Public Health Access to Healthcare Committee, Hometown Health Project, from 2000 to 2001. With a focus on education, Steve Erixon served on the Mountain Home Advisory Board at Arkansas State University from 1999 to 2006. Steve Erixon was also a member of the review panel for the Foster G. McGaw Prize, Health Research and Educational Trust, for five years.