291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know

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Becker's Hospital Review has named the following healthcare leaders to its annual list, "291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know." These men and women help lead prominent institutions and are actively involved in American healthcare beyond the walls of their hospitals. The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team used several resources to develop this list, including nominations, prior Becker's Hospital Review lists and input from industry experts. Note: Individuals cannot pay for inclusion on the list. Names are presented in alphabetical order.

Richard Afable, M.D., M.P.H. President and CEO of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (Newport Beach, Calif.). Dr. Afable runs the 12th largest hospital in California, with 498 beds. Previously, he was executive vice president and CMO of Newtown Square, Pa.-based Catholic Health East. He was also founder, president and CEO of Preferred Physician Partners, a physician practice management company.

Nancy Howell Agee. President and CEO of Carilion Medical Center (Roanoke, Va.). Ms. Agee began her career in nursing at Carilion and held leadership positions within the system over the past 20 years. Before assumed post as president and CEO in July, she served as executive vice president and COO since 2001. She has been at the forefront of the 2006 initiative to reorganize Carilion into a patient-centered clinic, working to develop a leadership infrastructure of physicians.

Joel T. Allison, FACHE. President and CEO of Baylor Health Care System (Dallas). Mr. Allison has led the Baylor Health Care System, which includes eight hospitals and four specialty hospitals, since 2000. He first joined Baylor in 1993 as the senior executive vice president and COO before being promoted to president and CEO. Mr. Allison serves on the Healthcare Leadership Council and is a member of United Surgical Partners' international board.

Steven M. Altschuler, MD. President and CEO of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Altschuler joined the hospital in 1982 as a fellow in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. He has been leading CHOP as CEO since 2000. Dr. Altschuler has clinical and research experience in pediatric medicine and has served as an outside director of charitable organizations.

Ron J. Anderson, MD. CEO of Parkland Health and Hospital System (Dallas).
Dr. Anderson became CEO of Parkland Health, which includes 968-bed Parkland Memorial Hospital, in 1982. He continues to teach internal medicine and serves on the board of the American Hospital Association. He also served on the executive committee of the Texas Task Force on Indigent Health Care.

Timothy Babineau, MD. President and CEO of Rhode Island Hospital (Providence). Dr. Babineau, a general surgeon, was named leader of 719-bed Rhode Island Hospital in 2008. He previously served as senior vice president and CMO of the University of Maryland Medical Center and School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Babineau is the editor of the Journal of Surgical Innovation and Research and is on editorial boards for Current Surgery and Contemporary Surgery.

Mark Baker. CEO of Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital (Columbus, Ga.). In October 2009, Mr. Baker was appointed CEO of Hughston Healthcare, which consists of Hughston Clinic, a 20-physician orthopedics practice with nine locations in Georgia and Alabama, and 62-bed Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital. He had been serving as interim CEO of the hospital since February and since 2004 had been COO of Hughston Clinic. Mr. Baker has been working to unify the culture at Hughston Clinic and Jack Hughston Memorial, which the clinic acquired in 2007.

Jeff Balser, MD, PhD. Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville, Tenn.).
Dr. Balser became interim dean in July 2008, replacing Steven G. Gabbe, MD, and permanent dean in Oct. 2008. Dr. Balser began working at Vanderbilt in 1998 as associate dean for physician scientists. In 2001 he became the Gwathmey Professor and chair of anesthesiology, and in 2004 became chief research officer for the Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Eric Barber. CEO of Northeast Regional Medical Center (Kirksville, Mo.). Mr. Barber joined Northeast Regional Medical Center as CEO in the spring of 2010. He has more than ten years of executive healthcare experience, including time spent as COO of Danville (Va.) Regional Medical Center.

Cathy Barr. CEO of Bethesda Hospital (St. Paul, Minn.). Prior to her current position, Ms. Barr served as vice president for community-based services and home care senior director at HealthEast Care System, also in St. Paul, Minn. She currently serves as president of the Women's Health Leadership Trust, an organization providing support for female healthcare leaders in the Twin Cities area.

Warren E. Beck, MBA. Senior Vice President of Finance, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.).
Mr. Beck served as vice president of finance for clinical enterprise for 13 years before being promoted to senior vice president of finance and associate vice chancellor for health affairs in 2009. He is responsible for financial oversight of all operating divisions of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Before Vanderbilt, he provided healthcare consulting services as a manager with KPMG Peat Marwick in the New York City area.

David Bernd. CEO of Sentara Health (Norfolk, Va.). Mr. Bernd has served as CEO of Sentara Healthcare since 1994. In 2004, he served as chairman of the American Hospital Association board of trustees. He received the American College of Hospital Administrators' Robert S. Hudgens National Young Hospital Administrator of the Year Award in 1984.

David Bixler. President and CEO of Rutherford Regional Health System (Rutherfordton, N.C.). Mr. Bixler has led the health system, which includes 143-bed Rutherford Regional Medical Center, since 2007. His career in the healthcare industry spans over thirty years in various healthcare settings, including for-profit, non-profit and academic facilities.

Michael D. Blaszyk. Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Officer and CFO of Catholic Healthcare West (San Francisco). Mr. Blaszyk has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, including managing operations and finance and consulting. He previously served as senior vice president for Community Hospitals and Home Care and CFO for University Hospitals Healthcare System in Cleveland. He has taught healthcare finance and economics at Boston University's graduate school of management and was a lecturer at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

David Blom. CEO of OhioHealth (Columbus). Mr. Blom joined OhioHealth in 1983 and was named president and CEO in 2002. He previously served as president of OhioHealth's central Ohio hospitals, including Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center and Doctors Hospital, all in Columbus. He is a board member of multiple organizations, including the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation.

John Bluford. CEO of Truman Medical Center (Kansas City, Mo.). Mr. Bluford has led Truman Medical Center for 12 years and has worked in hospital and health system administration for more than 30. Prior to his current role, he served as CEO of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. In April, he was elected chairman of the board of the American Hospital Association after having served on several AHA committees.

Damond Boatwright. CEO of Lee's Summit (Mo.) Medical Center. Mr. Boatwright became CEO of Lee's Summit Medical Center, an HCA hospital, in Nov. 2007. He previously served as COO of Henrico Doctors' Hospital in Richmond, Va. He serves on the board of directors of the HCA Hope Fund, an employee-run charity.

Jeffrey W. Bolton. CFO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Mr. Bolton has been CFO at Mayo Clinic since 2003. Mr. Bolton said after a slow start in the first quarter of 2009, the clinic successfully worked with staff to help drive down costs. Previously, Mr. Bolton was CFO at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and worked in planning and financial analysis at the University of Pittsburgh.

Barry Bondurant. Administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton (Covington, Tenn.). Mr. Bondurant has served as administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton since 2008. Past positions include assistant administrator at Baptist Memorial Hospital Union City (Tenn.) and director of wellness and cardiovascular rehabilitation for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville (Ark.), now Great River Medical Center.

Marna P. Borgstrom. President and CEO of Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. Ms. Borgstrom joined Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1979 and became president and CEO in 2005. She is chair of the Connecticut Hospital Association Board of Trustees and a board member on the University HealthSystem Consortium. She is also chair of a private day-school, The Country School.

Richard M. Bracken. Chairman and CEO of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Bracken started his career with HCA in 1981 and has filled several executive roles within the company, including CEO of the Green Hospital of Scripps Clinic in San Diego and Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He has also served on the boards of the California Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals, among other organizations.

Richard Breon. President and CEO of Spectrum Health Hospitals (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Mr. Breon has led Spectrum Health since 2000. He has 35 years of healthcare administration experience, including serving as president and CEO of St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center in Evansville, Ind., and of Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. He serves on the American Hospital Association's Regional Policy Board and chairs its Nova Award Committee.

Jeffrey L. Brickman. President of Mountains North Denver Operating Group, President and CEO of St. Anthony Hospital (Lakewood, Colo.). Mr. Brickman recently joined Centura Health from Mokena, Ill.-based Provena Health, where he served as senior vice president of the system and CEO of Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Ill., for nearly eight years. He previously served as executive vice president and COO of Neptune, N.J.-based Meridian Health System and president of Meridian Hospitals Corp., and as senior vice president and COO of Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass.

Ruth W. Brinkley. President and CEO of Carondelet Health Network (Tucson, Ariz.). In addition to heading Carondelet Health Network, Ms. Brinkley is the west ministry market leader for St. Louis-based Ascension Health. She previously served as president and CEO of Memorial Health Care System in Chattanooga, Tenn. She is also a founding member of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation.

Lynn Britton. President and CEO of Sisters of Mercy Health System (Chesterfield, Mo.). Mr. Britton has led Sisters of Mercy since 2009. He joined the system in 1992 as director of materials management at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City. He has held other leadership positions in the Sisters of Mercy Health System throughout his career, including senior vice president.

Craig Broman. MHA, FACHE. President of St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital. In addition to heading St. Cloud Hospital, Mr. Broman is ex-officio of the CentraCare Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of St. Cloud Hospital's parent company, St. Cloud, Minn.-based CentraCare Health System. St. Cloud Hospital is the largest healthcare facility in the region, with nearly 4,300 employees and 400 physicians on staff.

David Bronson, MD. CEO of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals (Cleveland). Dr. Bronson has worked at Cleveland Clinic for nearly 20 years; he led its multi-site regional practices from 2005-2008 and served as chairman of Cleveland Clinic's Medicine Institute prior to his current position. Dr. Bronson is president-elect of the board of regents of the American College of Physicians and immediate past chairman of the board of directors of the American Medical Group Association. He served as chair of the board of governors of ACP from 2007-2008.

Michael Browder. President and CEO of Essent Healthcare (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Browder has worked with Essent Healthcare since 2001, shortly after Essent acquired its first hospital. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as executive vice president and CFO. Before joining Essent, Mr. Browder was senior vice president and CFO for Tucson, Ariz.-based TMC HealthCare.

George J. Brown, MD. President and CEO of Legacy Health (Portland, Ore.). Dr. Brown, a gastroenterologist, became president and CEO of Legacy Health in Aug. 2008. He previously served as COO of Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System. He is also retired from the U.S. Army, where he reached the rank of brigadier general.

Warren S. Browner, MD. CEO of California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco). In addition to leading CPMC, Dr. Browner is an adjunct professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. He previously practiced as a general internist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. His research focuses on the genetics of human longevity and frailty.

W. Michael Bryant. President and CEO of Centra (Lynchburg, Va.). Mr. Bryant recently joined Centra from Peoria, Ill.-based Methodist Health Services Corp., which he led as president and CEO since 1999. In this role, he served as president and CEO of Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, a 329-bed hospital, and the center's employed medical group and college of nursing. He previously served as president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (N.J.) for ten years.

Jim Budzinski. Acting President and CEO of WellStar Health System (Atlanta). Mr. Budzinski is the acting president and CEO, executive vice president and CFO for WellStar Health System. He joined the system in 2008 as CFO. Prior to his appointment with WellStar Health, Mr. Budzinski was senior vice president and CFO at six-hospital St. John's Health System in Springfield, Mo.

Katherine Bunting. CEO of Fairfield (Ill.) Memorial Hospital. Under Ms. Bunting's leadership, the hospital offers a friendly and family-like atmosphere. She encourages her physicians and staff to deliver exceptional customer service. For the last four years, the hospital has received the Customer Service Award from Alliant Management Services, a company that manages the hospital.

Janice Burger. CEO of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (Portland, Ore.). As the CEO of Portland, Ore.-based Providence St. Vincent Medical Center since 2005, Ms. Burger is responsible for the oversight of approximately 3,500 staff members working in hospitals in Oregon and Washington. She has been working for Providence Health System, also based in Portland, Ore., since 1986.

Michael T. Burke. Senior Vice President, Vice Dean and Corporate CFO of NYU Langone Medical Center (New York).
As senior vice president, vice dean and corporate CFO of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, Mr. Burke also maintains CFO functions for the hospital. He joined the organization in 2008 from Boston's Tufts New England Medical Center, where he was senior vice president and CFO from 2004-2008. Before that, he was CFO of Duke University Hospital from 2000-2004.

Mike Butler. Executive Vice President and COO of Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.).
Mr. Butler joined Providence Health System in 1998 as CFO. He added the position of executive vice president in 2002. As executive vice president and COO, Mr. Butler is responsible for the financial services and operational oversight of an organization with $7.6 billion in annual net revenue.

Peter W. Butler. President and COO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Mr. Butler served as executive vice president and COO of Rush University Medical Center from 2004-2010 before being promoted to president and COO. He previously served as president of Rush North Shore Medical Center in Skokie, Ill., president and CEO of The Methodist Hospital System in Houston and senior vice president and chief administrative officer of the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.

Gary Campbell. President and CEO of Centura Health (Englewood, Colo.). Mr. Campbell has served as president and CEO of Centura Health since July 2008. He has worked in executive leadership positions in the healthcare industry for more than 30 years, including as senior vice president and groups executive officer of Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives.

Vincent C. Caponi, BA, MHA. CEO of St. Vincent Health (Indianapolis). Mr. Caponi joined St. Vincent Health in Sept. 1998, when the system was formed. He previously served as president and CEO of St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. He has also held the positions of administrator, president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta, Ga., CEO of United Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Mich., and assistant administrator of The Memorial Hospital in Owosso, Mich.

William F. Carpenter, III. President and CEO of LifePoint Hospitals (Brentwood, Tenn.). Mr. Carpenter served as executive vice president of LifePoint Hospitals for two years before being named president and CEO in June 2006. Prior to these positions, Mr. Carpenter worked for the company in various capacities, including as general counsel and secretary, corporate governance office and senior vice president. He currently serves as chair of the Federation of American Hospitals' board of directors.

W. Larry Cash. CFO of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). Mr. Cash joined Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems in 1997 with more than 35 years of prior healthcare experience. Formerly, Mr. Cash held senior-level financial positions at Columbia/HCA Healthcare, Humana and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is also currently a member of Community Health Systems' Board of Directors.

Alan H. Channing. President and CEO of Sinai Health System (Chicago). In addition to leading Sinai Health System, Mr. Channing serves on the executive committee of the Illinois Hospital Association. He is committed to bringing the community element back into hospitals and is an activist for the reduction of disparities in urban healthcare. Sinai Health System includes 320-bed Mount Sinai Hospital, along with Sinai Children's Hospital, Sinai Medical Group, a rehabilitation hospital and a community health institute.

Jack Cleary. CEO of West Suburban Hospital (Oak Park, Ill.). Mr. Cleary became CEO of West Suburban Medical Center in 2010. He previously served as president of North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Before entering hospital administration, he served in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years and achieved the rank of colonel.

Toby Cosgrove, MD. CEO of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Cosgrove joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1975 and became chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery in 1989. He now is chair of the board of governors of the system in addition to his role as president and CEO. Dr. Cosgrove was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force and served in Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam as the Chief of U.S. Air Force Casualty Staging Flight, where he was awarded with a Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal.

J. Michael Cowling. CEO of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Medical Center.
Mr. Cowling is CEO of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Medical Center, a 199-bed facility. He joined the hospital with more than 20 years of executive experience in healthcare management. He previously served as a division vice president of Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Associates and CEO of Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lititz, Pa., and Lancaster (Pa.) Regional Medical Center.

Brian Cramer. CEO of Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee). Mr. Cramer is the CEO of the Orthopedic Hospital of Wisconsin, a specialty hospital that concentrates on the treatment of orthopedic injuries and conditions. He has 23 years of experience in healthcare administration in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as director of medical exercises and as administrator and COO at bases located globally. Prior to coming to the Orthopedic Hospital of Wisconsin, Mr. Cramer was the executive director of cancer services for Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee.

Susan Croushore. President and CEO of The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati).
As president and CEO of The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, a 555-bed facility that includes more than 1,000 physicians, Ms. Croushore has focused on workforce retention and quality improvement. She previously served as CEO of Jeanes Hospital-Temple University Health System in Pennsylvania.

Jim Dague. CEO of Goshen (Ind.) Health System. Mr. Dague has served as CEO of Goshen Health System for 16 years. Upon his appointment, he and his management team led a remarkable turnaround of the health system. The health system is going on 17 years without layoffs and ranks in the 98th percentile for employee satisfaction.

Lloyd H. Dean. President and CEO of Catholic Healthcare West (San Francisco). Mr. Dean joined CHW in June 2000 and leads the system with more than 20 years of healthcare operations and leadership experience. He previously served as executive vice president and COO of Oak Brook, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care. Mr. Dean is also co-founder of Health CEOs for Health Reform, a healthcare reform coalition created in association with the New America Foundation.

Ralph de la Torre, MD. Chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care System (Boston).
Dr. de la Torre, a cardiac surgeon, became president and CEO of Caritas Christi Health Care System in April 2008. At the end of 2010, Caritas was acquired by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management and was renamed Steward Health Care System. Prior to joining Caritas Christi, Dr. de la Torre was founder, president and CEO of the Cardiovascular Institute and Cardiovascular Management Associates at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Kyle DeFur. President of St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Mr. DeFur has held his position as president of St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital since Dec. 2007. He also heads St. Vincent Women's Hospital, St. Vincent Stress Center and Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent. Mr. DeFur was previously president of Saint John's Health System, CEO of Arbor Hospital of Evansville and administrator of Charter Hospital of Rockford (Ill.).

Faye Deich, RN. COO of Sacred Heart Hospital (Eau Claire, Wis.). As COO, Ms. Deich helped lead the hospital to winning the Wisconsin Forward Award, an award recognizing organizations that demonstrate excellent business practices. Prior to her current role, she served as CNO of Sacred Heart. She is also a board member of the Wisconsin Hospital Association and a past president of the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives.

Robert A. DeMichiei. Senior Vice President and CFO of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Mr. DeMichiei has been senior vice president and CFO of UPMC since 2004. He previously held various financial leadership roles at General Electric, including manager of finance, and worked for PwC for 10 years. He is a certified public accountant.

Michael J. Dowling. President and CEO of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (Manhasset, N.Y.). Mr. Dowling became president and CEO of North Shore-LIJ in Jan. 2002 and previously worked as the health system's executive vice president and COO. He is responsible for leading the largest healthcare system in New York with 15 hospitals, 17 long-term care centers and dozens of other facilities that bring in revenues topping $4.5 billion.

Terrence G. Deis, President and CEO of Parma (Ohio) Community General Hospital. Mr. Deis became president and CEO of Parma (Ohio) Community General Hospital in May 2010. He has worked at the 321-bed facility for 11 years, serving as COO for four. He also previously worked at the hospital as vice president of general services and chief information officer.

Michael E. Duffy. CEO of Methodist Hospital (San Antonio). Mr. Duffy is the CEO of San Antonio-based Methodist Hospital, a 683-bed hospital that includes South Texas Medical Center, Methodist Children's Hospital of South Texas and the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital. He previously served as COO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital. He joined Methodist Hospital in 1995.

Michael E. Duggan. President and CEO of Detroit Medical Center. Mr. Duggan has been president and CEO of Detroit Medical Center since Jan. 2004. He led the medical center to its first profit since 1997. He also launched the 29-minute emergency guarantee initiative and established electronic medical records at all eight hospitals. Before joining the system, he was Michigan's Wayne County prosecutor and deputy Wayne County executive.

Victor J. Dzau, MD. President and CEO of Duke University Health System (Durham, N.C.).
Dr. Dzau, a cardiologist, has been chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and president and CEO of Duke University Health System since 2004. He is also the James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and director of molecular and genomic vascular biology at Duke. He previously served as chairman of the department of medicine, physician-in-chief and director of research at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Bob Edmondson. Vice President, Planning & Innovation, with West Penn Allegheny Health System (Pittsburgh). Mr. Edmondson has more than 20 years of experience in project management, strategic planning and operational transformation of healthcare delivery systems. Before becoming vice president of planning at West Penn Allegheny Health, he was a principal at Endeavor Health Group. He has also served as senior vice president of planning and business development at Cincinnati-based Mercy Health Partners and manager at Ernst & Young.

John B. Engle. Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Scripps Health (San Diego). Mr. Engle has been with Scripps Health for more than 18 years, and has served as chief development officer since 2004. He was president and CEO of Scripps' Whittier Institute for Diabetes from 1994-2004 and director of development from 1990-1994. Before joining Scripps he served as marketing director of the Stars & Stripes 1987 America's Cup Campaign.

Duane L. Erwin. CEO of Aspirus (Wausau, Wis.). Mr. Erwin has served as president and CEO of Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus, which operates five hospitals and 35 community-based clinics, since 2006. He began his career in healthcare after spending several years in private law practice. He has held leadership roles at various facilities, including Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Melinda Estes, MD. CEO of Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.). Dr. Estes was named the new CEO of Saint Luke's Health System in June and will assume the position in September. She currently serves as president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., a position she has held since 2003. She previously served as CEO and chair of the board of governors of Weston-based Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Sean M. Fadale, MBA, FACHE. Vice President of Business Development for Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital (Dansville, N.Y.). Mr. Fadale joined Noyes Memorial Hospital in 2008. He previously served as director of Sports Medicine and Therapy Services at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. for four years. He received a BS in Sports Medicine from Mercyhurst College and an MPT in Physical Therapy and an MBA in Business Administration from Gannon University.

Robert A. Fale. President and CEO of Agnesian HealthCare (Fond du Lac, Wis.). Mr. Fale has served as president and CEO of Agnesian HealthCare for nearly 16 years. He recently announced he will retire from this role Feb. 1, 2012, but will remain until then to focus on transition and other key issues.

Pat Farrell. CEO of Henrico Doctors' Hospital (Richmond, Va.). In addition to being CEO of Henrico Doctors' Hospital, Mr. Farrell is the market lead for the Central Virginia market of Hospital Corporation of America's Capital Division, which encompasses 6,700 employees, six hospital campuses, two ambulatory surgery centers and several outpatient diagnostic and treatment centers. Mr. Farrell is a member of the Virginia Health Care Association Regional Policy Council and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

David T. Feinberg, MD. CEO of UCLA Health System (Los Angeles). Dr. Feinberg has served as CEO and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health since 2007. He previously served as medical director of UCLA's Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and head of the NPH Faculty Practice Group. He is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Joseph G. Felkner. CFO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Before joining Lehigh Valley Hospital in Aug. 2009 as CFO, Mr. Felkner was senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, Fla. Before that, he was senior vice president of finance at OhioHealth in Columbus and CFO of Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals, members of OhioHealth.

Rick Ferguson. CEO of Oklahoma Surgical Hospital (Tulsa, Okla.). Mr. Ferguson previously served as COO for the facility when it was known as the Orthopedic Hospital of Oklahoma. The hospital has since expanded its services to include more than just orthopedic surgery and has added 10 general surgeons on staff. He also serves his community as a member of the board of advisors for the Tulsa Metro Chamber.

Trevor Fetter. President and CEO of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas). Mr. Fetter joined Tenet in 1995 and filled various executive positions, including executive vice president and CFO, before becoming CEO in 2003. In 2000 he left Tenet to take the role of chairman and CEO of Broadlane, a hospital cost-management services company, and returned to Tenet in 2002.

Allan Fine. Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations of the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary (New York City). Mr. Fine is senior vice president of strategy and operations for The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in New York City, the oldest specialty hospital in the country. Prior to his current position, Mr. Fine served as managing director at Healthios, director in the life sciences and healthcare practice at Navigant Consulting, senior manager in the healthcare practice of Ernst & Young and vice president at Quorum Health Resources.

Peter S. Fine. President and CEO of Banner Health (Phoenix). Mr. Fine has been president and CEO of Banner Health since Nov. 2000. He previously served as executive vice president and COO of Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care. He has also been president and CEO of Grant Hospital of Chicago and senior vice president of operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, also in Chicago.

Thomas B. Flynn, MD, FACS. Founder of the NeuroMedical Center Clinic (Baton Rouge, La.). Dr. Flynn, a neurosurgeon, is the president and founder of Baton Rouge, La.-based NeuroMedical Center, consisting of a 23-bed surgical hospital, a 27-bed rehabilitation hospital, a sleep center, an in-house lab and radiology department. When Dr. Flynn began practicing in Baton Rouge in 1967, he was the only board-certified neurosurgeon between Baton Rouge and Shreveport. He opened NeuroMedical in 2004 and retired from medical practice in 2008.

Georgia Fojtasek. President and CEO (Allegiance Health, Jackson, Mich.). Ms. Fojtasek has served as president and CEO of Allegiance Health since 1994. She previously served as senior vice president and COO of Allegiance. Ms. Fojtasek is a delegate to the American Health Association Regional Policy Board and serves on the boards of the Enterprise Group of Jackson and the Michigan Health & Hospital Association. She is also a chairperson of Voluntary Hospitals of America Central Region.

Michael Foley, MD. CMO of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare. Dr. Foley has been with Scottsdale Healthcare since 2007 and previously held positions as medical director of academic affairs and chief academic officer. Prior to joining Scottsdale, he worked in a perinatal practice and still maintains a limited clinical practice in maternal-fetal medicine. He is the immediate past president of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

David Fox. President of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, Ill.). Mr. Fox joined Advocate Good Samaritan in 2003. He previously served as president of Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill. He received the first Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Award in 2008 and the Excellence in Advocacy Award from the Illinois Hospital Association in 2010. He is also a board member of AHA Solutions, a group dedicated to improving the operational performance of hospitals.

Charles P. Francis. Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Catholic Healthcare West (San Francisco). Mr. Francis has more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience, including 10 years at CHW. He previously served as senior vice president of business development of Advocate Health Care in Oak Brook, Ill. He was also a senior manager in the consulting division of Ernst & Whinney, currently Ernst & Young.


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