Highly Experienced Healthcare Executive
About Stephen Erixon
A healthcare executive with more than three decades of experience in his field, Stephen Erixon currently serves as a market chief executive officer of LifePoint Hospitals, in which capacity he oversees Lander Regional and Riverton Memorial Hospitals in Wyoming. Educated at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Duke University, Stephen Erixon earned his MHA in 1980 and went on to a prolific career in healthcare leadership, holding a string of senior administrative roles at hospitals in Illinois and Tennessee. In 1993, Steve Erixon began a three-year term as CEO of Texas’ Columbia Bay Area Medical Center, followed by successful periods as CEO of Memorial Mother Frances Hospital, Baxter Regional Medical Center, and Skaggs Regional Medical Center.
From Skaggs, Steve Erixon served as interim CEO of Minnesota’s Rainy Lake Medical Center before moving to Wyoming to take on similar responsibilities at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. Now part of the leadership team at LifePoint, he manages all aspects of operations at two respected, Joint Commission-accredited hospitals that care for patients throughout Fremont County.
Sporting Clay Tips for Beginners
A health-care executive, Stephen Erixon supports such nonprofit organizations as the American Cancer Society and local symphony. Stephen Erixon also likes outdoor activities, ranging from skiing to sporting clays.
An activity for all ages, sporting clays mimics hunting. A shooter uses a shotgun to hit skeet and trap clay targets. The following tips can help beginners hone their skills in the game.
1. Shooters should not focus on aiming the gun barrel or bead at the target. Rather, their focus should always be on the airborne clay to avoid delay in shooting.
2. When swinging and mounting the gun, shooters should position the gun next to their faces and make every effort not to tilt their heads to the equipment.
3. A narrow stance results in a better follow through. The feet should be aligned in a position that creates a line from the rear heel to the leading foot. The position of the front foot should point toward where the shooter intends to break the clay.
American Heart Association Applauds FDA’s Elimination of Trans Fats
Experienced in health care administration, Stephen Erixon joined LifePoint Hospitals in 2013 as chief executive officer of the Wyoming market. In addition to fulfilling his responsibilities at LifePoint Hospitals, Stephen Erixon supports health initiatives outside of work by contributing to the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association.
In recent news, the Food and Drug Administration announced its enforcement of removing trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils from the United State’s food supply. The historic event is commended by the American Heart Association, whose CEO released a statement outlining the benefits of eliminating unsafe ingredients from food. Benefits include lowering bad cholesterol levels and preventing up to 20,000 heart attacks each year. Currently, the nation’s heart attack rate stands at approximately 735,000 American’s each year. Additionally, the association’s CEO stated that the removal of trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils can potentially reduce coronary deaths by 7,000 individuals annually. By reaching these numbers, the United States may see up to $41 billion in benefits placed back into the economy.
The American Cancer Society - Its Research Funding Process
The chief executive officer of LifePoint Hospitals’ Wyoming market, Stephen Erixon earned a master of health administration from Duke University. To supplement his work experience, Stephen Erixon has supported such industry-related charities as the American Cancer Society (ACS).
With a nationwide presence, the ACS has worked to prevent, treat, and cure cancer since 1913. On an international level, it partners with similar organizations to establish cancer societies and help develop effective strategies to fight the disease. Additionally, the ACS funds a range of research areas, with more than $110 million currently invested in treatment, prevention, and early detection, as well as the disease’s biology and cause.
Since 1946, the ACS has granted over $4 billion to scientists and researchers. In addition to the 60 full-time researchers working on large-scale projects, the society funds more than 800 researchers working on smaller investigator-initiated projects at universities and other nonprofit organizations. Before determining which research applications to fund each year, the ACS submits them to a thorough peer review process and narrows the approximately 1,700 applicants down to 260. The society’s rigorous standards have led to 47 Nobel Prize winners and a variety of significant discoveries.