Dale Steakley will be the CEO at Sacramento Rehabilitation Hospital in Sacramento, CA.
Ernest Health is pleased to announce Dale H. Steakley as chief executive officer of Sacramento Rehabilitation Hospital. Steakley will oversee the 50-bed medical rehabilitation hospital, currently under construction at 10 Advantage Court, Sacramento, adjacent to Interstate 5 in Natomas Crossing. The new rehabilitation hospital will provide a specialized treatment option for individuals recovering from or living with debilitating injuries, illnesses, and chronic medical conditions. As construction continues to progress, Steakley will assume preparations for opening and take on the operational and strategic leadership of the hospital.
Steakley is a skilled healthcare executive, bringing over 17 years of experience to the CEO role. Throughout his career, he has held leadership positions in various healthcare settings. His work has included clinical and management roles in hospitals, nursing facilities, health plans, and population health and technology consulting companies. He has worked in various medical specialties in these roles, including medical-surgical, telemetry, hematology, oncology, dialysis, neuroscience, acute and post-acute care nursing and operations, and health plan operations.
As CEO, Steakley notes that his goal will be to provide an exceptional environment and experience for patients and their families, community partners, and employees. “I am completely honored, humbled, and thrilled to be joining Ernest Health as the CEO of Sacramento Rehabilitation Hospital,” said Steakley. “I look forward to setting the strategic direction of this new hospital and creating meaningful relationships within the market. I am also eager to build a team of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and motivated people in the industry so that we can deliver the patient-centered, high-quality care that is synonymous with Ernest Health’s name.”
“We’re excited to welcome Dale to our work family and to see him take Sacramento Rehabilitation Hospital from a construction zone to doors opening with a topnotch team in place, ready to serve patients with outstanding care,” added Wayne Mackey, Ernest Health’s chief human resources officer. “Dale will be a tremendous resource for the hospital, community, and his team. He is an advocate for education, and I admire his commitment to promoting opportunities for ongoing learning and continuous growth for all staff. I am confident that his expertise in this arena, along with his diverse background and leadership skill set, will bring him and his future team great success.”
Steakley holds a Master of Business Administration from Northcentral University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from The University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is a registered nurse, licensed nursing home administrator, holds numerous specialty board certifications in nursing and post-acute care leadership, and is an accredited small business consultant. Steakley serves as a faculty member and advisor for the National Council of Post-Acute Care Practitioners. He is also an advisor for the Institute of Post-Acute Care. He is a member of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination, the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants, and the American Nurses Association.
Steakley cites his gratitude for the support of his husband and family. “Family is extremely important to me,” he adds. “My husband and family are a great support system and have been my biggest cheerleaders as I’ve worked to attain my career goals.” Together they enjoy traveling, experiencing new cultures and venues, and taking up new hobbies—like cooking their way through several cookbooks during the pandemic and tackling home decorating and improvement projects.