Student Association of Healthcare Administrators (SAHA)
SAHA is a graduate student organization at the University of New Mexico where students interested in healthcare administration can come together. The organization's mission is to provide opportunities for students to interact with peers and healthcare industry leaders in order to develop the professional skills and networks vital to achieving their career goals.
For participation information, please contact SAHA's Advisor or connect with the organization through SAHA's Facebook page.
Kate Becker joined UNM Hospitals as Chief Executive Officer in July 2018. Kate Becker previously served as President of SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital (SLUH). SLUH is the primary teaching hospital of Saint Louis University. SLUH is a Level 1 Trauma Center, providing tertiary and quaternary services for patients throughout eastern Missouri and southern Illinois. As President, she is responsible for continuing to improve quality, safety and the growth of SLUH’s exceptional medical services, deepening alignment and relationships with the physicians of Saint Louis University, and strengthening patient, physician and employee satisfaction.
Prior to her current role, Kate served as interim President of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital (Glennon) from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Glennon is the pediatric teaching hospital of Saint Louis University. Like SLUH, it is a Level 1 Trauma Center and provides tertiary and quaternary services for pediatric patients throughout eastern Missouri and southern Illinois. Kate also served as the President of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital (St. Mary’s) in Richmond Heights, MO, from September 2011 to June 30, 2015. St. Mary’s is a 525-bed community teaching hospital.
Before joining SSM Health, Kate was the CEO of SLUCare, the faculty practice plan of Saint Louis University. In this role, she was responsible for coordinating the strategic, administrative, and financial objectives of the practice.
Kate is the 2018 Chair of the Metropolitan Hospital Governing Council of the American Hospital Association. She currently serves on the boards of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network, Casa de Salud, Fontbonne University, Provident Counseling, and Park Central Development. She previously served on the boards of St. Louis Crisis Nursery and The Magic House Children’s Museum. She also serves on the Pilot Program Planning Team for Gateway to Better Health. Kate received her bachelor’s degree, and her master’s degree in public health, from Saint Louis University. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.