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Steven W. Ortquist, JD 
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Steve Ortquist has 15 years of experience designing, implementing and improving the effectiveness of compliance and ethics programs. He specializes in design and implementation of effective compliance functions, evaluating compliance program effectiveness, compliance program outsourcing, advising boards on oversight obligations, Stark and Anti-Kickback compliance, and selfdisclosure and problem resolution. 

Steve has served as a compliance officer for Rush University in Chicago and as VP & Chief Compliance Officer for Banner Health. Steve was recruited to serve as SVP, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for Tenet Healthcare Corporation in the months leading up to Tenet’s 2006, $900 million global settlement where he oversaw successful implementation and operation of the resulting corporate integrity agreement. 

In 2010, Steve joined Sutter Health as VP, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and expanded the Ethics & Compliance Services Division to over 90 skilled professionals while improving its alignment with industry best practice. 

Steve is a seasoned board member and is certified as a Governance Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors. He served as a director of HCCA/SCCE for seven years, as HCCA President in 2007/2008, as a member of the Audit & Compliance Committee of Catholic Healthcare West, and as a board member for Hospice of Muskegon/Oceana County, MI. 

Steve is licensed to practice law in Michigan, Illinois and the District of Columbia.