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David C. Pate


David C. Pate, M.D., J.D., FACP, FACHE is president and chief executive officer of St. Luke’s Health System (SLHS), based in Boise, Idaho.

Dr. Pate received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University, his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and his law degree cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center. He completed his residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Pate joined St. Luke’s Health System, a network of seven hospitals and more than 100 clinics throughout southern Idaho and into western Oregon, in 2009 following private solo and small group medical practice and executive positions with the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

Now comprised of six full-service community hospitals, Idaho’s only children’s hospital, clinics, and outpatient treatment and diagnostic centers, St. Luke’s is Idaho’s largest and only locally controlled health system. The System also is home to Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI), an NCI-designated community cancer center. St. Luke’s employs nearly 10,000 people statewide.

Dr. Pate works to transform St. Luke’s into an integrated health care network that includes service partnerships and relationships with other health care organizations in the region, and to ensure the financial foundation that supports the visionary development of the System. He is committed to developing accountable care in the region, and believes SLHS will become a national leader in health care as the organization demonstrates the transformation needed to deliver the highest possible quality, in the safest manner, achieving the best possible outcomes, at the lowest possible cost.

He is an author, teacher, lecturer, community volunteer, and active member of community and professional boards and committees. The father of two adult daughters, Dr. Pate lives in Boise with his wife, Lynette.