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CEO Ruthita Fike: Outstanding Veteran Leader

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Ruthita Fike, MA, is an experienced leader having held at least three executive positions in healthcare as well as an executive position in the educational world. She has received recognition for her outstanding leadership by many publications, and she continues to lead hospitals and health systems through profitable years — under her tenure, LLUMC continues to thrive, and Littleton (Colo.) Adventist Hospital witnessed its most profitable years under her guidance.

Ruthita FikeMs. Fike is CEO and administrator of Loma Linda (Calif.) University Medical Center and executive vice president for hospital affairs of Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center.

As CEO and administrator, Ms. Fike oversees the day-to-day operations of the institution that includes the Medical Center, Loma Linda University Children's Hospital; Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center in Redlands, Calif.; Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus; Loma Linda University Heart and Surgical Hospital in Redlands; and the various signature programs.

Ms. Fike was formerly executive vice president of operations and support services for Centura Health in Englewood, Colo. From 1996 to 2002, she was CEO of Porter Adventist Hospital, Denver and Littleton Adventist Hospital, Littleton, Colo.

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