130 women hospital and health system leaders to know | 2016

Becker's Hospital Review has named the following female leaders to its annual list of 130 women hospital and health system leaders to know.

 These 130 women, who are executives at hospitals and health systems across the nation, have established themselves as successful leaders within the continuously evolving healthcare industry.

The leaders on the list were selected based on editorial judgment and discretion of members of the Becker's editorial team, who evaluated leaders for their management and leadership skills and career accomplishments, and also read through and considered a number of nominations.

Note: Individuals cannot pay for inclusion on the list. Names are presented in alphabetical order.

 

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Nancy Howell Agee. President and CEO of Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, Va.). Ms. Agee was named president and CEO of Carilion Clinic in 2011 after serving as executive vice president and COO since 2001. [Read more]

Dawn Ahner. Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Renown Health (Reno, Nev.). As executive vice president and CAO, Ms. Ahner is responsible for overseeing various nonclinical service areas, including human resources, marketing and communications, information technology, environmental services, security and strategic planning/business development. [Read more]

Lisa Allen, PhD. Chief Patient Experience Officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore). Dr. Allen became Johns Hopkins Medicine's first chief patient experience officer in September 2014. [Read more]

Rhonda Anderson. Senior Vice President and CFO of Ascension Health (St. Louis). Ms. Anderson has served as senior vice president and CFO of Ascension Health since October 2014. [Read more]

Suzanne Anderson. President of Virginia Mason Medical Center and Executive Vice President of Virginia Mason Health System (Seattle). Ms. Anderson was named CIO and CFO of Virginia Mason Medical Center in 2007 and added the title of executive vice president in 2013. [Read more]

Mary Alice Annecharico, RN. Senior Vice President and CIO of Henry Ford Health System (Detroit). Ms. Annecharico has more than 20 years of experience with transforming clinical and business environments through the use of technology. [Read more]

Jean Anthony, RN. President and CEO of Hills and Dales General Hospital (Cass City, Mich.). Ms. Anthony's career at Hills and Dales General Hospital spans nearly 40 years.  [Read more]

Pamela Arora. Senior Vice President, Information Services and CIO of Children's Health (Dallas). As vice president and CIO of Children's Health system, Ms. Arora is responsible for overseeing systems and technology, health information management and biomedical technology and support. [Read more]

Kathy Bailey. President and CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge (Morgantown, N.C.). Ms. Bailey became COO of Blue Ridge Healthcare System — now Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge — in 2005 and served eight years in the role before she was named president and CEO of the health system in January 2013. [Read more]

Pamela Banchy, RN. CIO and Vice President of Clinical Informatics and Transformation of Western Reserve Hospital (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio). Ms. Banchy has worked in healthcare for 30 years, 15 of which focused on health IT. [Read more]

Jayne Bassler. President of Population Health Services Organization of Adventist Health System, Florida Division (Altamonte). With more than 30 years of experience at Adventist Health System/Florida Hospital, Ms. Bassler began her career as a critical care nurse. [Read more]

Elaine Batchlor, MD. CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (Los Angeles). Prior to becoming CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, which opened in 2015, Dr. Batchlor served as CMO of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation's largest public health plan that serves the county's most vulnerable residents. [Read more]

Amy Beiter, MD. President and CEO of Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital - Tucson (Ariz.). Dr. Beiter joined Carondelet St. Mary's in 1992 as a clinician and medical director for utilization management. [Read more]

Jan Bergen. President and CEO of Lancaster (Pa.) General Health. Ms. Bergen has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, including management of hospitals, ambulatory centers and rehabilitation facilities. [Read more]

Nancy Birschbach. Vice President and CIO of Agnesian HealthCare (Fond du Lac, Wis.). Since joining Agnesian HealthCare in 1998, Ms. Birschbach has held a series of progressively advanced roles, including information security officer, director of information technology, assistant vice president of IT and — currently — vice president and CIO. [Read more]

Cindy Bo. Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.). Ms. Bo has more than 20 years of experience in strategic roles across the provider, payer and life sciences sectors. [Read more]

Adrienne Boissy, MD. Chief Experience Officer of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Boissy became CXO of Cleveland Clinic in January 2015. [Read more]

Marna Borgstrom. President and CEO of Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Health System. Over the past 30 years, Ms. Borgstrom has served in various roles at Yale-New Haven Health System. [Read more]

Tammie Brailsford, RN, BSN. Executive Vice President and COO of MemorialCare Health System (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Ms. Brailsford was named executive vice president and COO of MemorialCare Health System in 2003. [Read more]

Mary Brainerd. President and CEO of HealthPartners (Bloomington, Minn.). Ms. Brainerd has held the top position at HealthPartners since 1992. [Read more]

Ruth Brinkley. President and CEO of KentuckyOne Health (Louisville). Ms. Brinkley has served as president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health since it was formed in 2012. [Read more]

Katherine Bunting, PhD, RN, MSN. CEO of Fairfield (Ill.) Memorial Hospital. Prior to joining Fairfield Memorial Hospital in 1998, Dr. Bunting spent nearly 20 years in a variety of roles at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, Ill. [Read more]

Bobbie Byrne, MD. Executive Vice President of Consumer Driven Health and CIO of Edward-Elmhurst (Ill.) Health. Dr. Byrne was promoted to executive vice president of consumer driven health and CIO of Edward-Elmhurst Health in July. [Read more]

Paula Carynski, BSN, MSN. President of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center (Rockford, Ill.). Ms. Carynski was named president of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in July 2013, but she's been with the organization since 1985. [Read more]

Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD. President and CEO of Clara Maass Medical Center (Belleville, N.J.). As president and CEO of Clara Maass Medical Center, Dr. Clyne leads the $270 million, 469-bed hospital with more than 700 physicians and 2,300 employees. [Read more]

Karen Collins, RN. CEO of Lady of the Sea General Hospital (Cut Off, La.). At the helm of Lady of the Sea General Hospital, Ms. Collins oversees all business operations of the organization. [Read more]

Amy Compton-Phillips, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.). Dr. Compton-Phillips joined Providence Health & Services in August 2015. [Read more]

Joanne Conroy, MD. CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (Burlington, Mass.). Dr. Conroy joined Lahey Hospital & Medical Center as CEO in June 2014. Previously, she served as chief healthcare officer for Washington, D.C.-based Association of American Medical Colleges for five-and-a-half years. [Read more]

Kari Cornicelli. Vice President and CFO of Sharp Memorial Hospital (San Diego). Ms. Cornicelli has been with Sharp HealthCare for 19 years and has more than 30 years of healthcare financial leadership experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. [Read more]

Patricia Currie. President of Central Texas Operations at Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). Ms. Currie currently serves as president of Central Texas operations at Baylor Scott & White, which was formed by the 2013 merger of Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System and Temple, Texas-based Scott & White Healthcare. [Read more]

Myra Davis. Senior Vice President of Information Services and CIO of Texas Children's Hospital (Houston). Ms. Davis has worked in technology and information services for more than 27 years. [Read more]

Lori Donaldson. CFO of UC San Diego Health System. As CFO of UC San Diego Health System, Ms. Donaldson oversees a budget of more than $1 billion.  [Read more]

Kelly Driscoll, RN. Senior Vice President and COO of Faith Regional Health Services (Norfolk, Neb.). Ms. Driscoll joined Faith Regional Health Services in 2011 as vice president of patient care services. [Read more]

Patti Ellish. President and CEO of St. Tammany Parish Hospital (Covington, La.). Ms. Ellish began her career in healthcare in 1974 at West Jefferson Hospital in New Orleans, where she was ultimately appointed to director of nursing in 1996. [Read more]

Ann Errichetti, MD. Chief Operations and Academic Officer of Presence Health (Chicago). Dr. Errichetti is responsible for leading acute care strategy, growth and operations for Presence Health's 11 hospitals. [Read more]

Melinda Estes, MD. President and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.). Dr. Estes was named president and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System in September 2011. [Read more]

Amy Floria. CFO of Goshen (Ind.) Health. Ms. Floria has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and public accounting. [Read more]

Teri Fontenot. President and CEO of Woman's Hospital (Baton Rouge, La.). Ms. Fontenot has led Woman's Hospital, a 350-bed Level III regional referral hospital for obstetrics and women's cancer care, since 1996. [Read more]

Laura L. Forese, MD. Executive Vice President and COO of NewYork-Presbyterian (New York). Dr. Forese, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, joined NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in 2003 as vice president of medical affairs. [Read more]

Mary Ann Fuchs, RN, MSN, DNP. Vice President of Patient Care and System Chief Nurse Executive at Duke University Health System (Durham, N.C.). Ms. Fuchs has more than 30 years of clinical and executive nursing management. [Read more]

Nancy Gaden, RN, DNP. Senior Vice President and CNO of Boston Medical Center. Ms. Gaden joined Boston Medical Center in early 2014. Previously, she served as system vice president of patient care services and CNO of Boston-based Hallmark Health System. [Read more]

Kris Gaw. COO of Maricopa Integrated Health System (Phoenix). Ms. Gaw was appointed COO of MIHS in March 2016. [Read more]

Maggie Gill. President and CEO of Memorial Health (Savannah, Ga.). Ms. Gill has quickly ascended the ranks at Memorial Health. [Read more]

Ruby Gill, RN, BSN. Chief Nurse Executive of Kaiser Permanente Irvine (Calif.) Medical Centers. Ms. Gill, who has been with Kaiser Permanente for more than 15 years, oversees more than 800 nurses. [Read more]

Kathryn Gillette. Market President and CEO of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg (Fla.). Ms. Gillette brings a background in finance and operations to her current role, where in just over two years she has led the formation of a six hospital network, the Bayfront Health Network and spearheaded a $50 million technology and surgery system upgrade. [Read more]

Audrey Gregory, RN, MSN, PhD. Market CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare (Memphis). Dr. Gregory was named market CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare, part of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, in May.  [Read more]

Gail Hanson. CFO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee). Ms. Hanson was named senior vice president and CFO of Aurora Health Care in January 2011. [Read more]

Lisa E. Harris, MD. CEO of Eskenazi Health (Indianapolis). As medical director and CEO of Eskenazi Health, formerly Wishard Health System, Dr. Harris oversees a workforce of roughly 4,470 and one of the largest safety-net health systems in the nation. [Read more]

Margot Hartmann, MD, PhD. President and CEO of Nantucket (Mass.) Cottage Hospital. Dr. Hartmann has served as president and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital since October 2010. [Read more]

Pamela Hess. CFO of St. Vincent's HealthCare (Jacksonville, Fla.). Ms. Hess was named CFO of St. Vincent's HealthCare, part of St. Louis-based Ascension, in June. [Read more]

Jill Hoggard-Green, PhD, RN. COO of Mission Health and President of Mission Hospital (Asheville, N.C.). Dr. Hoggard-Green oversees Mission Hospital and Mission Medical Associates, the system's physician practice, in addition to overall system operations. [Read more]

Shelly Hunter. CFO of Mercy Health of Joplin (Mo.)/Kansas. Ms. Hunter was named CFO of Mercy Health Joplin/Kansas in December 2009. [Read more]

Sally Hurt-Deitch, RN. Market CEO of The Hospitals of Providence (El Paso, Texas). As market CEO, Ms. Hurt-Deitch helps The Hospitals of Providence system capture market opportunities for improved operational effectiveness and efficiency. [Read more]

Ann Huston. Chief Strategy Officer for Cleveland Clinic. Ms. Huston stepped into the new role of chief strategy officer at Cleveland Clinic in April 2012. [Read more]

Charlotte Ipsan, RNC, MSN. Chief Administrative Officer of Norton Women's Hospital & Kosair Children's Hospital (Louisville, Ky.). Ms. Ipsan has more than 30 years of experience in maternal, child and pediatric healthcare. [Read more]

Catherine A. Jacobson. President and CEO of Froedtert Health (Milwaukee). Ms. Jacobson joined Froedtert Health in 2010 as executive vice president of finance and strategy, CFO and chief strategy officer. [Read more]

Barbara Joers. President and CEO of Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare (St. Paul, Minn.). Ms. Joers was named president and CEO of Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in October 2013. [Read more]

Terry Kabitzke-Groth. CNO of Aurora Medical Center Grafton (Wis.). Ms. Kabitzke-Groth has served as CNO of Aurora Medical Center since its opening in 2010. [Read more]

Patricia A. Keel. Senior Vice President and CFO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). Ms. Keel was named senior vice president and CFO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in February. [Read more]

Kathleen Kinslow, CRNA, EdD. CEO of Aria-Jefferson Health, Executive Vice President & Chief Integration Officer of Jefferson Health (Philadelphia). Dr. Kinslow became president and CEO of Aria Health in November 2010 and was CEO of Aria-Jefferson Health when Aria and Jefferson finalized their merger in July. [Read more]

Jan Kleinhesselink, RN. Chief Quality Officer of Lincoln (Neb.) Surgical Hospital. As chief quality officer, Ms. Kleinhesselink oversees laboratory services, quality improvement, safety, risk management, infection prevention, credentialing and regulatory compliance. [Read more]

June Komar. Corporate Executive Vice President, Strategy and Administration of Scripps Health (San Diego). Ms. Komar was named corporate executive vice president of strategy and administration in 2010. [Read more]

Sue Korth, PhD, RN. Vice President and COO of Methodist Women's Hospital (Omaha). Dr. Korth brings 30 years of clinical and medical management experience to her role as vice president and COO, a position she has held since 2007. [Read more]

Anne Krebs. CFO of Butler (Pa.) Health System. Ms. Krebs joined BHS as vice president of finance and CFO in January 2001. [Read more]

Sarah Krevans. President and CEO of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Ms. Krevans joined Sutter Health in 1999 as the organization's senior vice president of managed care. [Read more]

JoAnn Kunkel. CFO of Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Since taking on the CFO role in 2012, Ms. Kunkel heads the system's finance, accounting, revenue cycle and related functions. [Read more]

Phyllis Lantos. Executive Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System (New York). In addition to her executive roles at the health system, Ms. Lantos also serves as an advisor on healthcare reform and financial policy implications. [Read more]

Mary Anne Leach. Senior Vice President and CIO of Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora). Throughout her 30-year IT career, Ms. Leach has held a variety of high-profile leadership roles. [Read more]

Vivian Lee, MD, PhD. CEO of University of Utah Healthcare (Salt Lake City). A board-certified radiologist, Dr. Lee has served as the CEO of University of Utah Healthcare, senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah and dean of the university's school of medicine since 2011. [Read more]

Jacklynn Lesniak, RN. Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and CNO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Zion, Ill.). Since becoming senior vice president of patient care services at CTCA in 2013, Ms. Lesniak has been responsible for the strategic direction, integration, professional practice, evaluation and fiscal operations of nursing and patient care services at the medical center. [Read more]

Carol Lovin, RN, MSN. Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.). Ms. Lovin joined Carolinas HealthCare in 2007 and was named the system's executive vice president and chief strategy officer in 2014. [Read more]

Denise Majeski, RN, MSN. Vice President of Operations and Chief Nurse Executive of Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest (Ill.) Hospital. Ms. Majeski was named interim vice president of operations and CNE in June 2013 and permanently assumed the positions in August 2013. [Read more]

Stacey Malakoff. Executive Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of Hospital for Special Surgery (New York). Prior to becoming the hospital's vice president, treasurer and CFO in 1998, Ms. Malakoff held various executive positions with the hospital, including the director of reimbursement, controller and vice president of finance. [Read more]

Julie Manas. President and CEO of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital (Eau Claire, Wis.) and Western Wisconsin Division of Hospitals Sisters Health System (Springfield, Ill.). In addition to her role as president and CEO of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Ms. Manas serves as president of the hospital's board of directors. [Read more]

Marcia Manker. CEO of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center (Laguna Hills, Calif.) and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Ms. Manker was appointed CEO of Orange Coast Memorial in 2002 and took on additional responsibilities as CEO of Saddleback Memorial in June. [Read more]

Leslie Marsh, RN, MSN. CEO of Lexington (Neb.) Regional Health Center. After taking on the CEO role at Lexington Regional Health Center, Ms. Marsh navigated the hospital through a variety of changes, including the opening of an urgent/primary care clinic and a family medicine clinic.  [Read more]

Barbara Martin, RN, BSN. President and CEO of Vista Health System (Waukegan, Ill.). Ms. Martin was appointed president and CEO in 2006 and has seen Vista Health System through a growth period that included a range of multi-million dollar expansion and renovation projects. [Read more]

Patricia Maryland, DrPH. President of Healthcare Operations and COO of Ascension Health (St. Louis). Prior to her tenure as president and COO, Dr. Maryland served as the Michigan Ministry Market Leader for Ascension Health, where she provided strategic and operational leadership for St. John Providence Health System in Warren, Mich. [Read more]

Mary Lou Mastro, RN. President and CEO of Elmhurst (Ill.) Memorial Healthcare. Since becoming president and CEO in 2013, Ms. Mastro has expanded the health system's reach throughout Chicago's western suburbs, opening a number of walk-in clinics and heading development of a new a health center that will open in 2017. [Read more]

Rhonda Medows, MD. Executive Vice President of Population Health for Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.). A board-certified physician in family medicine, Dr. Medows oversees Providence's health plan, ACOs, payer strategy and contracting, physician services and the affiliated Pacific Medical Group in her role as executive vice president. [Read more]

Sonia Mehta, MD. CEO and CMO of Loretto Hospital (Chicago). Dr. Mehta assumed the position of CEO and CMO of Loretto Hospital in 2012. [Read more]

Anne Meisner, RN. CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Newnan, Ga.). Ms. Meisner has served CTCA patients for more than 20 years, including her time as president and CEO of CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill. [Read more]

Susan Melvin, DO. CMO of Long Beach (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Melvin, a physician board certified in family medicine, was named CMO of Long Beach Memorial in 2012. [Read more]

Nanette Mickiewicz, MD. President and CEO of Dominican Hospital (Santa Cruz, Calif.). Dr. Mickiewicz has served as president and CEO of Dominican Hospital since 2006. [Read more]

Sheri Milone. CEO of Lovelace Women's Hospital (Albuquerque). Ms. Milone serves as the head of Lovelace Women's Hospital in Albuquerque, a 120-bed, 670-employee hospital. [Read more]

Tamra Minnier, RN, MSN. Chief Quality Officer of UPMC (Pittsburgh). As chief quality officer, Ms. Minnier is responsible for quality, safety and the patient experience at UPMC. [Read more]

Jennifer Mitzner. Senior Vice President and CFO of St. Joseph Hoag Health (Irvine, Calif.). Prior to her appointment as senior vice president and CFO of St. Joseph Hoag Health in 2014, Ms. Mitzner served as senior vice president of corporate services and CFO of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif., where she worked for 20 years. [Read more]

Cynthia Moore-Hardy. President and CEO of Lake Health (Concord Township, Ohio). Ms. Moore-Hardy has been at the helm of Lake Health as president and CEO since 1997, prior to which she led the hospital as executive vice president and COO. [Read more]

Elizabeth Nabel, MD. President of Brigham and Women's Health Care (Boston). Dr. Nabel has served as the president of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Health Care since 2010. [Read more]

Siri Nelson. Chief Administrative Officer of Sutter Lakeside Hospital (Lakeport, Calif.). Ms. Nelson joined Sutter Lakeside Hospital, part of Sacramento-based Sutter Health, as CAO in 2009. [Read more]

Janice Nevin, MD. President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Ms. Nevin joined the faculty of Christiana Care in 2002 and held several roles — CMO, chief patient safety officer and chair of family & community medicine — before she was named president and CEO in 2014. [Read more]

Robin Norman. Senior Vice President and CFO of Virginia Hospital Center (Arlington). Ms. Norman began her tenure at the hospital more than 30 years ago as an accounting manager. [Read more]

Sharon O'Keefe. President of University of Chicago Medical Center. Ms. O'Keefe became president of this 568-bed academic medical center in 2011. [Read more]

Susan Peach, BSN. CEO of HighPoint Health System (Gallatin, Tenn.). Ms. Peach is a nurse by background and began her time in leadership roles early in her career. [Read more]

Karen Price-Gharzeddine, RN. CEO of San Gabriel (Calif.) Valley Medical Center. Ms. Price-Gharzeddine began her career at SGVMC in 1997 and quickly ascended the ranks to become CNO of the hospital. [Read more]

Ann Pumpian. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Sharp HealthCare (San Diego). Since beginning her career at Sharp HealthCare in 1984, Ms. Pumpian has held a variety of executive positions within the health system, eventually becoming senior vice president of finance and CFO in 1993. [Read more]

Gemma Rama-Banaag, RN, BSN, MSN. CNO of Paradise Valley Hospital (National City, Calif.). After completing her nursing degree at Philippine Union College in the Philippines in 1987, Ms. Rama-Banaag made it her goal to care for others and stand as a leader in her community. [Read more]

Marsha Rappley, MD. Vice President for Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University and CEO of VCU Health System (Richmond, Va.). Before accepting her current positions at the health system in 2015, Dr. Rappley served as dean of Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine in East Lansing for roughly 10 years. [Read more]

Robin Rose, RN, BSN. COO and Chief Clinical Officer of Gibson Area Hospital and Health Center (Gibson City, Ill.). Ms. Rose joined Gibson Area Hospital in 2004 as CNO before taking on the duties of COO and chief clinical officer. [Read more]

Pamela Rudisill, DNP, RN, MSN. Senior Vice President and CNO of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). A past president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Dr. Rudisill joined CHS in 2014. [Read more]

Dawn Rudolph. Chief Experience Officer of Saint Thomas Health (Nashville, Tenn.). Ms. Rudolph began her duties as chief experience officer of Saint Thomas Health in 2013 after serving as the president and CEO of Saint Thomas West Hospital since 2010. [Read more]

Margaret Sabin. President and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services (Colorado Springs, Colo.). Since becoming president and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in 2008, Ms. Sabin maintains oversight over the daily operations of the 522-bed system. [Read more]

Cheryl Sadro. Executive Vice President and Chief Business & Finance Officer of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Ms. Sadro joined the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2014 after maintaining a career of more than 30 years of service in public accountancy and financial leadership at major, mission-based health systems. [Read more]

Ninfa Saunders, DHA, MSN. President and CEO of Navicent Health (Macon, Ga.). Dr. Saunders currently leads a nonprofit healthcare corporation that includes a tertiary teaching hospital, children's hospital, rural critical access hospital, rehabilitation facility and hospice care. [Read more]

Nancy Schlichting. CEO of Henry Ford Health System (Detroit). Ms. Schlichting, who will retire from her post as CEO of Henry Ford Health System in December, has earned many accolades since she joined the system in 1998 as senior vice president and chief administrative officer. [Read more]

Joanne Schroeder, MSN, BSN. President and CEO of South Haven (Mich.) Health System. Ms. Schroeder has dedicated more than 30 years of her career to South Haven Health System, which includes a community hospital, emergency services, outpatient medical offices, specialty clinics, home care and a wellness and rehabilitation center. [Read more]

Phyllis Sherard, PhD. Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Population Health of Cheyenne (Wyo.) Regional Medical Center. Dr. Sherard works to position Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for success after healthcare reform and oversees the Wyoming Institute of Population Health. [Read more]

Elizabeth Sheridan, RN. Chief Nursing Executive and COO of Inspira Medical Centers (Elmer and Vineland, N.J.). During Ms. Sheridan's 15-year tenure with Inspira Health Network, she led the implementation of a number of programs to benefit patient health, including a home food delivery program for patients with a high risk for readmissions. [Read more]

Cherie Sibley, BSN. CEO of Clark Regional Medical Center (Winchester, Ky.). As CEO of Clark Regional, Ms. Sibley oversees the 79-bed medical center, part of Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Hospital system. [Read more]

Lynn Simon, MD. President of Clinical Services and Chief Quality Officer of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). In her post at CHS, Dr. Simon oversees clinical quality and safety as well as medical staff relations, clinical integration and physician practice management, among other responsibilities. [Read more]

Maureen E. Sintich, RN. Senior Vice President, Network CNO of Hackensack Meridian Health (Edison, N.J.). Ms. Sintich joined Hackensack Meridian Health in 2014 from Wake Forest Baptist Health System, where she served as CNO and vice president of operations. [Read more]

Bernadette Spong. CFO of Orlando (Fla.) Health. Ms. Spong came to Orlando Health in 2015 after spending a decade at Raleigh, N.C.-based UNC Rex Healthcare, where she served as CFO. [Read more]

Nancy Susick, RN, MSN. President of Beaumont Hospital-Troy (Mich.). Ms. Susick oversees the financial performance and operations of Beaumont Health's Troy campus, as well as its ambulatory, diagnostic and surgery centers. [Read more]

Marti Taylor. CEO of University Hospital, Executive Director of Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and COO of the Heart & Vascular Center (Columbus, Ohio). Ms. Taylor knows what it means to "wear multiple hats"; since taking on the additional role as CEO of University Hospital last year, she has served in three capacities across The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. [Read more]

Karen Testman, RN. CFO of MemorialCare Health System (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Ms. Testman has nearly two decades of leadership experience in healthcare finance. [Read more]

Elaine Thompson, PhD. President and CEO of Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Health. Dr. Thompson joined Lakeland Regional Health in 2010, after serving for four years as president of Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa., where she led a 100-percent improvement in annual income from operations in two years; developed an academic partnership with Drexel University in Philadelphia; and established a formal diversity program, among other accomplishments. [Read more]

Karen Teitelbaum. President and CEO of Sinai Health System (Chicago). Ms. Teitelbaum joined Sinai, a four-hospital safety-net system on Chicago's South and West Sides in 2007 as executive vice president and COO. [Read more]

Diemlan "Lannie" Tonnu. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (Los Angeles). Ms. Tonnu was appointed CFO of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children in August after 25 years of service as senior vice president and CFO of Children's Hospital Los Angeles. [Read more]

Peggy Troy, RN, MSN. President and CEO of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee). Ms. Troy got her start at Children's as a nurse intern while simultaneously completing her undergraduate degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee. [Read more]

Nancy Vish. RN, PhD. President and CNO of Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Vish has more than 20 years of experience in nursing and management. [Read more]

Vivian von Gruenigen, MD. CMO of Summa Health System (Akron, Ohio). Dr. von Gruenigen was named CMO of Summa in May after seven years with the system. [Read more]

Annette Walker. President of Strategy, Providence St. Joseph Health; CEO of St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash., and Irvine, Calif.). In her roles at Providence St. Joseph Health, Ms. Walker oversees all strategy, marketing, sales, outreach, business development and project management across the seven-state health system, formed after Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health joined together. [Read more]

Beth Walker. COO of Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans). Ms. Walker got her start at Ochsner in 2002 as an administrative fellow and has remained with the system ever since. [Read more]

Kelly Wallace. Senior Vice President and CFO of Seattle Children's Hospital. In her current role, Ms. Wallace oversees finances and operations at Seattle Children's, an academic medical center serving pediatric and adolescent patients from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. [Read more]

Kate Walsh. President and CEO of Boston Medical Center. Ms. Walsh has been president and CEO of BMC for six years. [Read more]

Elizabeth Ward. CFO of University Hospitals and Clinics at UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas). Ms. Ward joined UT Southwestern Medical Center as CFO in 2012. [Read more]

Page West, RN. Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive of Dignity Health (San Francisco). As senior vice president and chief nurse executive of Dignity Health, Ms. West oversees nursing at 39 hospitals, yet still manages to add a personal touch to the role. [Read more]

Penny Wheeler, MD. President and CEO of Allina Health (Minneapolis). Before taking the helm of Allina Health, a system spanning 13 hospitals and 61 clinics, Dr. Wheeler led the system's quality and value strategy as chief clinical officer.  [Read more]

Charlotte Wray, RN, MSN. President of University Hospitals Elyria (Ohio) Medical Center. Ms. Wray was appointed president of University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center in 2015, after serving as the hospital's vice president of clinical operations, information systems and chief clinical information officer for six years. [Read more]

Beth Zachary. President and CEO of Adventist Health Southern California Region (Roseville, Calif.). Ms. Zachary has 35 years of healthcare experience at Adventist Health alone. [Read more]

 

 

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