Steele, who took on the role at Geisinger in 2001, will stay on through the end of the system's fiscal year in June 2015. In the meantime, Geisinger will conduct a search for the Danville, Pa.-based integrated health system's new CEO with the help of executive search consulting firm Spencer Stuart.
“This is a planned and expected process to ensure that we take the time necessary to identify Geisinger's next leader,” William Alexander, board chair, said in a news release. “Dr. Steele has done an incredible job of leading and growing the health system, as well as expanding innovative healthcare services for Geisinger's patients and members.”