Senior Leadership Bio

  • Kathy Kleinsteuber, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety
    Kathy Kleinsteuber, P.T.
    Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety

    Kathy Kleinsteuber was named vice president of quality and patient safety in 2013. She has been working in healthcare for more than 35 years, and has a passion for innovation and service excellence. Kleinsteuber oversees the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness, performance improvement and data analytics, physical rehabilitation, sports medicine, patient and family centered care services, and Memorial’s accreditation and regulatory services.

    Before assuming her current role, Kleinsteuber was executive director of clinical support services overseeing The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), behavioral medicine, patient and family centered care, and regulatory services. She developed and implemented an operational plan to coincide with the opening of a new 50-bed freestanding rehabilitation facility at MUMC. Kleinsteuber also expanded the sports medicine and FitnessOne wellness center offerings. She was often recognized for developing creative plans to improve patient safety and enhance productivity among her team. Kleinsteuber began her career as a physical therapist at Candler Hospital in Savannah. She joined MUMC as a staff therapist in 1998, and was soon promoted to a leadership position.

    Kleinsteuber earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at the Medical College of Georgia. She also holds a master’s degree in gerontology from Capella University.