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Adventist Hinsdale Hospital hires director of operational excellence

Hinsdale – Adventist Hinsdale Hospital has appointed Steve Brown as director of operational excellence, a new position that will focus on improving processes and operations in order to provide better patient care.


Brown, 47, has an extensive background in process improvement and 16 years in healthcare. His process improvement experience includes six years as a senior consultant with GE Healthcare in their consulting practice. For the past three years he has been the director of strategy and process improvement at Littleton Adventist Hospital, in Littleton, Co.


“We are very excited to have Steve’s talent and experience to draw from as we continue to build a world-class healthcare organization,” said Mike Goebel, vice president/chief operating officer, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.


Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in business. He obtained his Six Sigma Black Belt/Change Agent and LEAN Leader Certification from the GE Healthcare Leadership Development, and Master Black Belt training while working for Centura Health in Denver.


Originally developed by Motorola, USA, Six Sigma is a business management strategy used in many sectors of industry, including healthcare, to improve quality and streamline operations. The Six Sigma Black Belt certification is administered by the American Society for Quality, a global community of experts and the leading authority on quality in all industries.


“As Adventist Hinsdale Hospital moves forward, we will examine and re-tool our processes and embrace best practices to provide the best healthcare to our patients and their families,” Brown said. “I look forward to leading our team in achieving this goal.”


He and his wife, Tina, just moved to Indian Head Park. His first day was March 14.



Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit


Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health,; 630-312-7508