8 July 2022Executive Appointments

Steward appoints King-Shaw to board

Steward Health Care has appointed Rubén José King-Shaw to its board of directors.

King-Shaw currently serves as Steward’s executive vice president & chief strategy officer, where he has led a number of critical strategic acquisitions and divestitures including the sale of Steward Health Choice Arizona and the merger of Steward’s value-based Medicare business with Caremax. King-Shaw also chairs Steward’s offshore captive insurance company, TRACO, which is domiciled in Panamá.

“Ruben continues to be an eloquent and relentless advocate for social justice and community engagement, which perfectly synchronizes with Steward’s core mission of serving patients in their communities,” said Ralph de la Torre, chief executive of Steward. “In a post-Covid environment, his passionate leadership will be essential to our future and to that of our patients. Ruben has been an integral part of our continued success, and we’re thrilled to welcome his expertise on our board of directors.”

Before joining Steward, King-Shaw spent considerable time in public service leading both state- and federal- sponsored government health programs.

During the administration of President George W Bush, King-Shaw served as the chief operating officer and deputy administrator of the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He was also senior advisor to the Secretary of the US Treasury for health care tax policies and a member of Medicare's Program Advisory and Oversight Commission. In 2011, he was appointed to the Obama Administration's Program Advisory and Oversight Committee to monitor and provide guidance to Medicare's Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies Competitive Bidding Program. King-Shaw has also provided advice on areas of health care policy to the Trump Administration, including CMS and the National Economic Council.