CoxHealth Leadership Steven D. Edwards President and CEOSTEVEN D. EDWARDS is the President and CEO of CoxHealth, a private not-for-profit healthcare system operating 6 hospitals, over 85 clinics, a provider based insurance company and other enterprises employing over 12,500 people and generating $1.66 B in annual revenue. CoxHealth has been recognized for distinguished quality, as a best hospital by US News and World Report, and a best place to work by SBJ, Modern Healthcare and Forbes magazine. Edwards is in his 10th year as CEO and his 29th year of service to CoxHealth. He has served in various leadership roles in the organization. In addition, in high school and college, he served as a grounds crew attendant and emergency department orderly. Prior to returning to CoxHealth in 1992, Mr. Edwards worked at Baylor University Medical Center, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.He is a 1988 graduate of Drury University, completed an MHA from Washington University in 1990, and a post graduate fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in 1991.He served as the 2019 Chairman of the Missouri Hospital Association; he is the Vice Chairman of Drury University Board of Trustees, and serves on the boards of the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, Healthy Living Alliance, and the Burrell Behavioral Center.