Steve Purves became President & Chief Executive Officer of Valleywise Health in Phoenix, Arizona in September 2013. Since then, Mr. Purves led a $170 million financial turnaround and helped secure $935 million in general obligation bonds passed by voter referendum in 2014. These funds allow Valleywise Health to replace aging facilities, including its teaching hospital, and to reinvent its’ care model to better serve the public in the years to come. Mr. Purves is actively involved in the community as an ambassador for Valleywise Health and in a variety of roles outside his health care duties. Mr. Purves received his master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and his bachelor’s degree in Health Education from Springfield College in Springfield, MA.