300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know — 2013

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Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to present the 2013 edition of "300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know."

The following men and women have shown admirable dedication to healthcare delivery at local, regional and national levels. Some leaders have held their positions for a few months, while others have been at the helm for more than 20 years. Each has demonstrated great promise and commitment to improving healthcare in America through work done with their respective organizations or broader public health initiatives.  

Editor's note: This list includes senior leaders from a range of hospitals and health systems across the country. Leaders could not and cannot pay for inclusion. Names are arranged alphabetically.

Richard Afable, MD. President and CEO of Covenant Health Network (Irvine and Newport Beach, Calif.). Dr. Afable leads Covenant Health Network, formed as a result of an affiliation between Orange, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health and Newport Beach-based Hoag. Prior to his current position, he served as president and CEO of Hoag.   

Yousuf Ahmad, DrPH. President and CEO of Mercy Health (Cincinnati). Dr. Ahmad became president and CEO of Mercy Health, part of Catholic Health Partners, in June 2013. He previously served as senior vice president and CIO at Mercy, a system he's been with since 2004.

Richard Anderson. President and CEO of St. Luke's University Health Network (Bethlehem, Pa.). Mr. Anderson serves as president and CEO of the health network that includes six hospital sites, more than 80 physician practice sites and 300 employed physicians.

Nancy Howell Agee. President and CEO of Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, Va.). Ms. Agee has headed the integrated healthcare organization since June 2011. She previously served as executive vice president and COO of Carilion.

Joel T. Allison. CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). Mr. Allison was formerly CEO of Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System, which merged with Temple, Texas-based Scott & White Healthcare in October. Mr. Allison now leads the largest nonprofit healthcare system in Texas with 43 hospitals.   

Steven M. Altschuler, MD. CEO of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Altschuler has served as CEO of the hospital since 2000, before which he served as the physician-in-chief and chairman of the department of pediatrics.

Barry Arbuckle, PhD. President and CEO of MemorialCare Health System (Long Beach, Calif.). Dr. Arbuckle oversees the six-hospital integrated delivery system, which has more than 200 locations in Los Angeles and Orange counties. He is a past chair of the California Hospital Association.

Anthony Armada. CEO of Swedish Health Services (Seattle). Mr. Armada was named to lead the five-hospital system in October, prior to which he served as president of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill.

Carl S. Armato. President and CEO of Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Mr. Armato has served as president and CEO of Novant since 2012. He joined the health system in 1998, and previously served as its COO.

Scott Armstrong. President and CEO of Group Health Cooperative (Seattle). Mr. Armstrong has been with Group Health, one of the largest consumer-governed healthcare systems in the nation, since 1986. He became president and CEO in January 2005.

Alan Aviles. President of New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. In 2005, Mr. Aviles was appointed by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to lead the 37,000 employees of this corporation, which includes 11 acute-care facilities. Before then he served as HHC's general counsel.

Timothy Babineau, MD. President and CEO of Lifespan (Providence, R.I.). Prior to his current position, Dr. Babineau served as president and CEO of Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital in Providence.

Robert J. Bachman. CEO of Emory University Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital (Atlanta). Before being named to his current position, Mr. Bachman served as COO for Emory University Hospital. He also previously served as director of medical education services for the Emory University School of Medicine.

Ben Bache-Wiig, MD. President of Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis). Dr. Bache-Wiig has been a part of Abbott Northwestern Hospital since 2009. He previously served as vice president of medical affairs of the hospital.

Bruce Bailey. President and CEO of Georgetown (S.C.) Hospital System. Before assuming his current position, Mr. Bailey served as associate administrator of Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Before then, he served as administrator of Abbeville (S.C.) County Memorial Hospital.

Mark Baker. CEO of Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital (Columbus, Ga.). Mr. Baker assumed his post as CEO in October 2009, prior to which he served as COO of Hughston Clinic in Columbus.

Cathy Barr. CEO of Bethesda Hospital (St. Paul, Minn.). Before becoming CEO of Bethesda, Ms. Barr held executive positions at St. Paul-based HealthEast Care System as vice president for community based services and home care senior director.

Elaine Batchlor, MD. CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (Los Angeles). Dr. Batchlor has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, and before assuming her leadership position at MLK Jr. Community Hospital, she served as CMO of L.A. Care Health Plan.

Javon Bea. President and CEO of Mercy Health System (Janesville, Wis.). Mr. Bea has served as president and CEO of Mercy Health System since 1989. He is also a published author, speaker and consultant.

James K. Beckmann. President and CEO of Carondelet Health Network (Tucson, Ariz.). Mr. Beckmann was named to lead the organization in 2011. Before then, he served as senior vice president for system support services at parent company Ascension Health, based in St. Louis.

David Bernd. CEO of Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.). Mr. Bernd has served as CEO of Sentara Healthcare since 1994. He joined the 10-hospital system in 1973.

Britt Berrett, PhD. President of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Berrett has served as president of the 866-bed hospital since 2010, before which he served as president and CEO of Medical City Dallas Hospital.  

Sydney Bersante, RN. President of St. Joseph Medical Center (Tacoma, Wash.). Ms. Bersante has served as president of St. Joseph Medical Center since November 2007. She previously held executive positions at both St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, Wash., and St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, Wash.

David Blom. CEO of OhioHealth (Columbus). Mr. Blom has been with OhioHealth since 1983 and has headed the health system since 2002. Prior to his current position, he served as president of OhioHealth's central Ohio hospitals.

John Bluford. CEO of Truman Medical Centers (Kansas City, Mo.). Mr. Bluford has led the organization for the past 14 years, before which he served as CEO of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Jeffrey W. Bolton. Chief Administrative Officer of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Mr. Bolton was named CAO of Mayo Clinic in 2013. Most recently, he served as the organization's CFO, a role he assumed in 2002.

Marna P. Borgstrom. President and CEO of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System, CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital. Ms. Borgstrom joined Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1979 as an administrative resident, and she's gone on to assume positions of increasing responsibility. She took on her current roles in 2005.

Akram Boutros, MD. President and CEO of The MetroHealth System (Cleveland). Dr. Boutros was named to lead MetroHealth in 2013. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience and most recently served as president of BusinessFirst Healthcare Solutions.

Mary Brainerd. President and CEO of HealthPartners (Bloomington, Minn.). Ms. Brainerd has been a leader in healthcare since 1984. Before joining HealthPartners in 1992, she held senior level positions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Robert Braithwaite. President and CEO of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (Newport Beach, Calif.). Mr. Braithwaite became president and CEO of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in March 2013 but he has been with Hoag since 1992. He most recently served as COO of the nonprofit healthcare delivery network.

Richard Breon. President and CEO of Spectrum Health System (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Mr. Breon has more than 35 years of healthcare administration experience. He has served at the helm of Spectrum Health as president and CEO since 2000.

Ruth W. Brinkley. CEO of KentuckyOne Health (Louisville, Ky.). In 2012, Ms. Brinkley was named CEO of KentuckyOne Health, the organization created from the merger of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. Before then, she served as president and CEO of Carondelet Health in Kansas City, Mo.

Lynn Britton. President and CEO of Mercy (Chesterfield, Mo.). After serving as senior vice president since 2004, Mr. Britton was named to his current role in 2009. He has been with Mercy for more than 18 years.

Craig Broman. President of St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital. In addition to his role as head of St. Cloud Hospital, Mr. Broman was named president of regional hospitals at the hospital's parent company, St. Cloud, Minn.-based CentraCare Health System.

David Bronson, MD. CEO of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals (Cleveland). Dr. Bronson has been with Cleveland Clinic since 1992, prior to which he was an associate professor of medicine and associate chairman of the department of medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington.

Michael Browder. Executive Vice President and CFO of RegionalCare Hospital Partners (Brentwood, Tenn.). Prior to joining RegionalCare, Mr. Browder served as president and CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Essent Healthcare. RegionalCare merged with Essent Healthcare in 2011.

George J. Brown, MD. President and CEO of Legacy Health (Portland, Ore.). Dr. Brown began serving as president and CEO of Legacy Health in 2008. He previously served as COO of Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System.

Kevin Brown. President and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta). Mr. Brown was named to lead Piedmont in 2013, before which he served as CEO of Swedish Health Services in Seattle.

Warren S. Browner, MD. CEO of California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco). Prior to joining CPMC in 2000, Dr. Browner was on the full-time faculty at UCSF for 15 years. A board-certified internist, he is a senior scientist in the CPMC Research Institute.

Sandra Bruce. President and CEO of Presence Health (Chicago). Ms. Bruce was named to her current position when the health system was formed in November 2011. Before then, she served as president and CEO of Chicago-based Resurrection Health Care, which is now part of Presence Health.

John R. Brumsted, MD. President and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care (Burlington, Vt.). Dr. Brumsted has led the academic medical center since February 2012. He has served in a number of roles at Fletcher Allen, including CMO, chief quality officer and interim CEO.

Gary S. Campbell. President and CEO of Centura Health (Englewood, Colo.). With more than 30 years of senior leadership experience in the healthcare field, Mr. Campbell has headed Centura since 2008. Before then, he served as senior vice president and group executive officer of Englewood-based Catholic Health Initiatives.

Robert Carmen. President and CEO of Adventist Health (Roseville, Calif.). Mr. Carmen assumed his current position in 2007, after serving as executive vice president at the health system since 1999. In September 2013, he announced his retirement, effective April 1, 2014.

William F. Carpenter III. Chairman and CEO of LifePoint Hospitals (Brentwood, Tenn.). Mr. Carpenter has served as CEO of the hospital group since 2006 and assumed the additional position of chairman of the board in 2010. He is a founding employee of the company, established in 1999.

Benjamin Carter. Executive Vice President of Finance at CHE Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.). Mr. Carter serves as executive vice president of finance for CHE Trinity Health, the second-largest Catholic health system in the country. He was previously CFO of Trinity Health before it merged with Newtown Square, Pa.-based Catholic Health East.

Larry Cash. CFO of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). CHS brought on Mr. Cash as CFO in 1997. From 1973 to 1996, Mr. Cash held executive finance positions at Columbia/HCA Healthcare, now Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America, and health insurer Humana.

Alan Channing. President and CEO of Sinai Health System (Chicago). Mr. Channing has held the position of president and CEO of Sinai Health System since 2004. He has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare administration and previously was CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Saint Luke's Medical Center in Cleveland.

John Chessare, MD. President and CEO of GBMC HealthCare (Baltimore). Dr. Chessare, a pediatrician, joined GBMC Healthcare in June 2010. He previously was president of Norwood (Mass.) Hospital and held various leadership roles at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine.

Robert Chrencik. President and CEO of University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore). Mr. Chrencik has been president and CEO of UMMS since 2008 and has been with the system since its creation in 1984. Other roles he has held within the system include CFO and executive vice president.

Michael Connelly, JD. President and CEO of Catholic Health Partners (Cincinnati). Since 1995, Mr. Connelly has held the position of president and CEO of Catholic Health Partners. Prior to joining the health system, he served as regional executive and CEO of Daughters of Charity National Health System in Los Altos Hills, Calif.

Steven Corwin, MD. CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City). Dr. Corwin, a cardiologist and internist, has served as CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System since September 2011. Before this role, he served as COO of the hospital for six years and CMO for seven.

Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, MD. President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Cosgrove joined Cleveland Clinic in 1975 and was named president and CEO in 2004. He previously served as chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force.

Darcy Craven. CEO of Carolinas Hospital System (Florence, S.C.). In December 2012, Mr. Craven officially became permanent CEO of Carolinas Hospital System after serving as interim CEO and COO. Previously, he held two other hospital CEO roles within Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, the parent of Carolinas.

Kenneth Davis, MD. President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Health System (New York City). Dr. Davis has been president and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center since 2003. In September 2013, Mount Sinai and Continuum Health Partners completed their merged, creating seven-hospital The Mount Sinai Health System, which Dr. Davis now leads.

Pamela Davis. System CEO of Edward Hospital (Naperville, Ill.)/Elmhurst (Ill.) Memorial Healthcare. Following the 2013 merger of Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Memorial, Ms. Davis serves as CEO of one of the larger integrated healthcare systems in Illinois. She previously was CEO of Edward Hospital, a position she took in 1988.

Richard Davis, PhD. President of Sibley Memorial Hospital (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Davis was appointed president of Sibley Memorial Hospital in June 2012. Previously, he was vice president of innovation and patient safety for Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, and he has held several other roles within Johns Hopkins.

Lloyd Dean. President and CEO of Dignity Health (San Francisco). Mr. Dean has served as president and CEO of Dignity Health, previously known as Catholic Healthcare West, since 2000. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and COO of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care.

Robert DeMichiei. CFO of UPMC (Pittsburgh). Mr. DeMichiei has been CFO of UPMC since 2004. Before joining UPMC, Mr. DeMichiei held various executive finance roles at General Electric, including manager of finance and global business development for GE Energy and CFO of GE Transportation Systems.

Ronald DePinho, MD. President of University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston). Dr. DePinho, an internist, has served as president of MD Anderson Cancer Center since September 2011. Previously, he spent 14 years at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Ralph de la Torre, MD. Chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care System (Boston). Dr. de la Torre became CEO of Caritas Christi Health Care in 2008 and continued to lead the system after it was sold to Cerberus Capital Management, becoming Steward Health Care System in November 2010. Previously, Dr. de la Torre was CEO of the CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Kyle DeFur. President of St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Mr. DeFur has overseen the four-campus St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital since 2007. Previously, he was president of Saint John's Health System in Anderson, Ind., which is now part of St. Vincent Health.

Jackie DeSouza. CEO of Lee's Summit (Mo.) Medical Center. HCA Midwest Health System in Kansas City, Mo., the parent company of Lee's Summit Medical Center, named Ms. DeSouza CEO in November 2011. She previously was COO of Research Medical Center in Kansas City, also part of HCA Midwest, for more than five years.

Marcia Dial. CEO of Scotland County Hospital (Memphis, Mo.). Ms. Dial has served as CEO of Scotland County Hospital since 1988, starting her career at the hospital as part of its accounting staff. She also sits on various rural healthcare boards and committees, including the Missouri Rural Health Association and Missouri Hospital Association.

Vickie Diamond, RN. President and CEO of Wyoming Medical Center (Casper). Ms. Diamond was appointed president and CEO of Wyoming Medical Center in February 2008. She also served as the hospital's interim CEO, COO, CNO and senior vice president of patient care services before then.

Eric Dickson, MD. President and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care (Worcester, Mass.). Dr. Dickson took over as president and CEO of UMass Memorial in February 2013, succeeding John O'Brien. He previously served as president of UMass Memorial Medical Group and senior associate dean at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Jason Dinger. CEO of MissionPoint Health Partners (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Dinger leads MissionPoint Health Partners, a clinically integrated network and Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organization founded by Nashville-based Saint Thomas Health. He previously was the director of Saint Thomas Health Ventures.

Michael Dowling. President and CEO of North Shore-LIJ Health System (Great Neck, N.Y.). Mr. Dowling has served as president and CEO of North Shore-LIJ since 2002. He previously served as the health system's executive vice president and COO. Mr. Dowling also spent several years as the New York state director of health, education and human services and deputy secretary to the governor.

Victor Dzau, MD. President and CEO of Duke University Health System (Durham, N.C.). Dr. Dzau, a cardiologist, was appointed president and CEO of Duke University Health System and chancellor for health affairs at Duke University in 2004. Prior to joining Duke, he was the Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Physic (Medicine) at Harvard Medical School.

Ann Errichetti, MD. CEO of St. Peter's Hospital (Albany, N.Y.). Dr. Errichetti, a cardiologist, became the first physician CEO of St. Peter's Hospital in September 2012. She previously served as president of Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill., and chief academic officer of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care.

Melinda Estes, MD. President and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.). Dr. Estes, a neurologist and neuropathologist, became president and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System in September 2011. Previously, she served as president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., for eight years and as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Florida for two years.

Daniel Evans Jr., JD. President and CEO of Indiana University Health (Indianapolis). Since 2002, Mr. Evans has served as president and CEO of IU Health. He has been active on the board of directors of the health system since the organization's inception in 1997. Before then, he was a partner with Baker & Daniels.

Scott Evans. CEO of Keck Hospital of University of Southern California (Los Angeles). In June 2012, Mr. Evans became CEO of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, both of which are part of Keck Medical Center of USC. He joined Keck Hospital of USC in 2004 as the director of pharmacy services and residency program director for the USC School of Pharmacy.

Brian Ewert, MD. President and CEO of Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic. Dr. Ewert, a nephrologist, was named president and CEO of Marshfield Clinic in 2012. He has practiced at the system since 1993 and previously was chair of the department of nephrology.

David Feinberg, MD. President of UCLA Health System (Los Angeles). Dr. Feinberg, a psychiatrist, has served as president of UCLA Health System since July 2011, and as CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences since 2007. He previously served as medical director of UCLA's Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and head of the NPH Faculty Practice Group.

Sandra Fenwick. President and CEO of Boston Children's Hospital. Ms. Fenwick became Boston Children's Hospital's leader in October 2013. She is the first woman to hold the hospital's top position in its 143-year history.

Trevor Fetter. President and CEO of Tenet Healthcare Corp. (Dallas). Mr. Fetter has served as president and CEO since September 2003. He joined Tenet in 1995 as executive vice president and CFO, and later left in 2000 to become CEO of Broadlane, a Tenet-based hospital cost management firm. He recently oversaw Tenet's acquisition of Vanguard Health Systems.

Peter Fine. President and CEO of Banner Health (Phoenix). Mr. Fine assumed the responsibilities of his current position in November 2000. Previously, he served as executive vice president and COO of Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care.

Georgia Fojtasek, RN. President and CEO of Allegiance Health (Jackson, Mich.). Ms. Fojtasek joined Allegiance Health in 1989 as senior vice president and COO and was promoted to her current position in 1994. She is a member of the Michigan Hospital Association Foundation Board.

Teri Fontenot. President and CEO of Woman's Hospital (Baton Rouge, La.). Ms. Fontenot oversees Woman's Hospital, one of the first women's specialty hospitals in the country and one of the largest today. She is the immediate past chair of the American Hospital Association board of trustees.

David Fox. President of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, Ill.). Mr. Fox has led Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital since 2003, helping the 340-bed hospital attain the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2010.

Mark Frey. President and CEO of Alexian Brothers Health System (Arlington Heights, Ill.). Mr. Frey has served as president and CEO of Alexian Brothers Health System since December 2011. He has been with Alexian Brother for 25 years, including time spent as CEO of Alexian Brother Behavioral Health Hospital.

Patrick Fry. President and CEO of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). In 1982, Mr. Fry joined Sutter Health as an administrative resident at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento. He served several other roles with Sutter Health, including president of the eastern and western divisions, before he was named president and CEO in 2005.

Steven Gabbe, MD. CEO of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). Dr. Gabbe, an OB/GYN, became CEO of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in July 2008. He previously served as dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn.

Robert Garrett. President and CEO of Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network. Mr. Garrett has served as president and CEO of Hackensack University Health Network and Hackensack University Medical Center since 2009. He joined the system in 1981 and has also served as COO and executive vice president.

George Gaston. CEO of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital (Houston). Since January 2010, Mr. Gaston has led Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital as CEO. He started his professional career at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in 1996 as an administrative fellow.

Steven Glass. CFO of Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Glass has been CFO of Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic Health System since 2005. He joined the organization in 2002 as controller and chief accounting officer. Prior to Cleveland Clinic, Mr. Glass served as vice president and chief accounting officer of MedStar Health in Columbia, Md.

Richard Gilfillan, MD. President and CEO of CHE Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.). Dr. Gilfillan was named president and CEO of CHE Trinity Health in October, assuming the role Nov. 18. He previously served as the director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation since it was created in 2010.

Calvin Glidewell. CEO of Broward Health Medical Center (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Mr. Glidewell was named CEO of Broward Health Medical Center in July 2011. Prior to that appointment, he served as CEO for University Community Hospital Medical Center in Tampa, Fla.

Larry M. Goldberg. President and CEO of Loyola University Health System (Maywood, Ill.). Mr. Goldberg became president and CEO of Loyal University Health System Oct. 2011. Before he joined Loyola, he was vice president of hospital operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Richard Goldberg, MD. President of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Goldberg has served as President of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital since 2009, following the departure of Dr. M. Joy Drass.

Steven Goldstein. CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital (Rochester, N.Y.). In addition to leading Strong Memorial and Highland hospitals, Mr. Goldstein also serves as vice president for the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center and as president of URMC's long-term care division.

Arthur Gonzalez. CEO of Denver Health. Arthur Gonzalez has been CEO of Denver Health since September 2012. He was previously the CEO of Minneapolis-based Hennepin Healthcare System, a position he had held since 2009.

Larry J. Goodman, MD. President and CEO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Dr. Goodman was named CEO of Rush University Medical Center in February 2002. He also serves as president of Rush University and Rush System for Health.

Gary Gottlieb, MD. President and CEO of Partners HealthCare (Boston). Dr. Gottlieb has served as president and CEO of Partners HealthCare since 2010. He has served in various capacities at Partners since 1998.

Howard R. Grant, JD, MD. President and CEO of Lahey Clinic (Burlington, Mass.). Dr. Grant was appointed CEO of Lahey Clinic in November 2010. He moved to this position from his former position as executive vice president and CMO at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.

Robert I. Grossman, MD. CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). Dr. Grossman has been CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center since 2007. He has been at NYU since 2001.

Dean Gruner, MD. President and CEO of ThedaCare (Appleton, Wis.). Dr. Gruner has been president and CEO of ThedaCare since 2008. He has been affiliated with ThedaCare since it was founded in 1987.

Michael Halter. CEO of Hahnemann University Hospital (Philadelphia). Mr. Halter joined Hahnemann University Hospital in February 2013 after serving as senior vice president and COOCOO of LifeSpan System in Providence, R.I.

George C. Halvorson. Chairman of Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Mr. Halvorson is currently the chairman of Kaiser Permanente, a position he has held since 2002. He was previously chairman and CEO of the organization, but retired from his CEO position in July. He will retire as chairman at the end of 2013.

Thomas Hansen, MD. CEO of Seattle Children's. Dr. Hansen joined Seattle Children's as CEO in 2005. He is also a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

Gail Hanson. CFO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee). Ms. Hanson was named CFO and senior vice president of Aurora Health Care in 2011. Before her move to Aurora Health Care, Ms. Hanson served as deputy executive director for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, a position she held for six years.

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