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Stephen Gudgell

Chief Administrative Officer
Mayo Clinic Health System


Mr. Gudgell is a Chief Administrative Officer of Mayo Clinic Health System. He has spent over 30-years at Mayo Clinic, starting as a nurse and supervisor in Intensive Care, Flight Nursing and the Emergency Services. Steve formerly served as Operations Administrator for the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Dialysis Services, as well as Administrator for Mayo Clinic’s Department of Medicine's outpatient practice.

In all those roles, Steve actively led the clinic’s efforts to improve and standardize care. He had direct administrative responsibility for eight of Mayo Clinic’s dialysis facilities and led the operational and financial performance improvements of these units through strategic planning and process improvement techniques. Steve was integral to the initial development of Mayo Clinic’s anemia management software tool, which simulates a patient’s response to ESAs and develops an individualized and optimum dosing regimen to improve anemia management. These efforts led to a significant reduction in ESA usage and expense and improved patient outcomes at each of the facilities.

Steve also oversaw the development of a performance dashboard for all of the facilities to track data values used to evaluate dialysis services by CMS, improving care and building a more collaborative environment for operations, staff, nursing and medical directors.


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