Steve C de Baca

Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer

Steve C de Baca

Current role: Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer

Since: February 2023

Nationality: American

Graduated:
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering and industrial technology, California State University Long Beach
- Master of Business Administration, California State University Long Beach

Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer

Steve C de Baca

Steve C de Baca is Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer of Royal Philips.

He brings more than 30 years of quality and regulatory affairs (QRA) experience in the medical technology industry.

Prior to joining Philips, Steve served as the EVP of QRA for Cardinal Health, supporting the $185 bn enterprise and was a member of the Operating Committee.

Philips has a unique heritage and a clear sense of purpose. Through its strategic growth transformation, together with all our employees, customers, and partners, we will continue to play our role in delivering the highest level of quality and unquestionable integrity to ensure patient safety and confidence.

Prior to this, Steve served as VP of QRA for Orthopedics and Americas for Zimmer Biomet, where he was responsible for supporting multiple business segments as well as the Americas region for international regulatory and compliance. Earlier in his career, he served as the SVP of Quality, Regulatory & Clinical Affairs for the Danaher Diagnostic platform, which includes the four separate operating companies of Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, Leica Biosystems, Radiometer & Cepheid. Prior to that, Steve was with Boston Scientific for over eight years in progressively senior strategic roles, the last of which was VP of Quality, for the Cardio, Rhythm, and Vascular (CRV) and the Neuromodulation businesses.

Additionally, Steve served as an industry board member and instructor for six years for the Regulatory Affairs master’s degree program at St. Cloud State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering and industrial technology and an MBA, both at California State University Long Beach.
 
He lives in Minnesota and has been married to his wife Katherine for over 23 years. They are proud of their son Carson who is currently attending Northeastern University in Boston.

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Current role: Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer

Since: February 2023

Nationality: American

Graduated: 
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering and industrial technology, California State University Long Beach
- Master of Business Administration, California State University Long Beach

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