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300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know — 2013

Written by Staff | November 11, 2013

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.


 

John P. Harney. President and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora). The University of Colorado Hospital announced Mr. Harney would serve as its CEO in 2012. He was previously the organization's COO.

C. Martin Harris, MD. CIO and Chairman of the Information Technology Division at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Harris has been chairman of the information technology division at Cleveland Clinic since 1996. He was appointed CIO in 2009.

Dean M. Harrison. President and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Chicago). Mr. Harrison joined Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in 1998. Before that, he was president and COOCOO for the University of Chicago Health System.

John Haupert. President and CEO of Grady Health System (Atlanta). Mr. Haupert came to Grady from Dallas-based Parkland Memorial Hospital System, where he served as executive vice president and COO. He was appointed CEO of Grady in 2011.

Douglas D. Hawthorne. CEO of Texas Health Resources (Arlington). Mr. Hawthorne helped to lead the formation of his system, Texas Health Resources, in 1997. He came to the system from Presbyterian Healthcare Resources.

Diana Hendel, PharmD. CEO of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach (Calif.). Dr. Hendel has led Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach since 2009. She became CEO of Community Hospital Long Beach when it joined Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare Health System in 2011.

Robert J. Henkel. President and CEO of Ascension Health (St. Louis). Before serving as president and CEO of Ascension Health, Mr. Henkel was president of healthcare operations and COOCOO at the same organization. He joined Ascension in 2004.

Matthew Heywood. CEO of Aspirus (Wausau, Wis.). Mr. Heywood took the helm at Aspirus July 1, 2013, after serving as executive vice president and COO of New Hanover Health Network in Wilmington, N.C., since 2008. He has more than 19 years of experience.

Cathryn Hibbs. CEO of Deaconess Hospital (Oklahoma City). Ms. Hibbs was appointed CEO of Deaconess Hospital in 2007. She came to the hospital from Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems.

Jeff Hill. CEO of Steele Memorial Medical Center (Salmon, Idaho). Mr. Hill accepted the position as CEO of Steele Memorial, an 18-bed critical access hospital, in 2010.

James Hinton. President and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare (Albuquerque). Mr. Hinton has been with Presbyterian for 25 years. He has served as president and CEO since 1995.

Rodney Hochman, MD. President and CEO of Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.). Dr. Hochman joined Providence Health & Services in 2004, before which he was CMO and senior vice president at Sentara Healthcare.
    
John Holland. CEO of LHP Hospital Group (Plano, Texas). Mr. Holland became CEO of LHP Hospital Group October 2013 and also joined LHP's board of directors. He most recently served as senior vice president of hospital operations at Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare.

M. Michelle Hood. President and CEO of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (Brewer, Maine). Ms. Hood joined Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems in her current capacity in 2006. Before then, she was president and CEO of Charity of Leavenworth Health Systems in Denver.

Lars Houmann. President and CEO of Florida Hospital (Orlando). Before serving as president and CEO of Florida Hospital, Mr. Houmann was executive vice president and COO for the same system.

C. David Huffstutler. President and CEO of St. David's HealthCare (Austin, Texas). Mr. Huffstutler took the helm at St. David's HealthCare in February 2011. He previously served as CEO of St. David's Medical Center, which comprises four of St. David's seven member hospitals.

Michael D. Israel. President and CEO of Westchester Medical Center (Valhalla, N.Y.). Before he joined Westchester Medical Center in 2007, Mr. Israel had been an executive at various health systems, including North Shore – LIJ Health System in New York City, St. Luke's Episcopal/Texas Heart Institute in Houston and Duke University Health System in Durham, N.C

Catherine Jacobson. President and CEO of Froedtert Health (Milwaukee). Ms. Jacobsen joined Froedtert in 2010. Before that she served as senior vice president for strategic planning and finance and CFO at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Sally Jeffcoat. President and CEO of Saint Alphonsus Health System (Boise, Idaho). Ms. Jeffcoat has been president and CEO of St. Alphonsus Health System since 2009. She previously served as executive vice president and COO of healthcare operations for Ascension Health in St. Louis.

Reynold J. Jennings. President and CEO of WellStar Health System (Atlanta). Previously the COOCOO of Dallas-based Tenant Healthcare, Mr. Jennings joined WellStar in 2011.

Donald L. Jernigan, PhD. President and CEO of Adventist Health System (Altamonte Springs, Fla.). Dr. Jernigan took the helm at Adventist Health System in 2009. He has been with the system for more than 20 years.

Deborah Carey Johnson. President and CEO of Eastern Maine Medical Center (Bangor). Ms. Johnson came to Eastern Maine Medical Center in 1974 as a critical care nurse. She became president and CEO of the organization in 2004.

R. Milton Johnson. President and CFO of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Johnson joined Hospital Corporation of America as a tax manager in 1982. He was named president and CFO of HCA in 2011, and he will become president and CEO of the corporation Jan. 1, 2014.

Stephen Jones. President and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Health System (New Brunswick, N.J.). Mr. Jones was appointed president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Health System in 2007. He has been at the hospital more than 30 years.

Larry Kaiser, MD. President and CEO of Temple University Health System (Philadelphia). Before being named president and CEO of Temple University Health System in 2011, Dr. Kaiser was president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Phillip M. Kambic. President and CEO of Riverside HealthCare (Kankakee, Ill.). Mr. Kambic has served as president and CEO of Riverside HealthCare since 2006, and has served in various leadership capacities at the system since 1985.

Gary S. Kaplan, MD. Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle). Dr. Kaplan has served as chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Medical Center since 2000. He has been with the hospital for nearly 35 years.

Chris Karam. President and CEO of CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System (Texarkana, Texas). Chris Karam became CEO of CHRISTUS St. Michael in 2003.

Kenneth P. Kates. CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). Mr. Kates was named CEO of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in July 2008. He has more than three decades worth of healthcare administration experience.

Donna Katen-Bahensky. President and CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison). Ms. Katen-Bahensky took the helm at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in February 2008. She has a long history of leading academic medical centers, including serving as CEO of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Mike Keating. President and CEO of The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati). Mr. Keating became president and CEO of The Christ Hospital in March 2013. A co-founder of a private investment firm and former bank vice president, Mr. Keating previously chaired the hospital's board for five years.

Brian E. Keeley. President and CEO of Baptist Health South Florida (Coral Gables). Mr. Keeley leads Baptist Health South Florida, a system with roughly 14,000 employees and 2,000 physicians. In 2010, he was a member of the American Hospital Association's Health Care Systems Governing Council.

Robert A. Kent, DO. President and CEO of Summa Western Reserve Hospital (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio). As president and CEO of Summa Western Reserve Hospital, Dr. Kent leads Northeast Ohio's first physician-owned, full service community hospital. He also serves as president of a physician group and a physician management services organization while maintaining a private practice.

Paul Kerens. President of Physician Hospitals of America (Washington, D.C.). Prior to taking the helm at Physician Hospitals of America, Mr. Kerens served as senior executive officer at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute.

Stephen K. Klasko, MD. President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Health System (Philadelphia). Dr. Klasko, an obstetrician and gynecologist, took over Thomas Jefferson University Health System in July 2013. He also serves as president of Thomas Jefferson University.

Paul Korth. CEO and CFO of Cookeville (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center. Mr. Korth became CEO of Cookeville Regional Medical Center in March 2013. He has served as CFO of the hospital for about 14 years.

Kelby K. Krabbenhoft. President and CEO of Sanford Health (Fargo, N.D., Sioux Falls, S.D.). Prior to joining Sanford Health, Mr. Krabbenhoft was president and CEO of Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo.

Mark Laney, MD. President and CEO of Mosaic Life Care (St. Joseph, Mo.). Dr. Laney joined Mosaic Life Care, formerly Heartland Health, in 2009 as president and CEO. He previously served as president of Cook Children's Physician Network in Keller, Texas. Dr. Laney completed a pediatric neurology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Phyllis Lantos. CFO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City). In addition to her CFO title, Ms. Lantos is also executive vice president and treasurer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She has been with the hospital since 2000.

Mark R. Laret. CEO of UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). Mr. Laret has been with UCSF Medical Center since April 2000. He was previously with UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif.

Robert J. Laskowski, MD. President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Dr. Laskowski, an internist specializing in geriatric medicine, has led Christiana Care Health System since April 2003. In January 2013, he was named chair-elect of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Wright Lassiter III. CEO of Alameda Health System (Oakland, Calif.). Mr. Lassiter has more than 22 years of healthcare leadership experience. He most recently served as senior vice president of operations for JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas, before joining Alameda Health System in 2005.

Bruce Lawrence. President and CEO of Integris Health (Oklahoma City). Mr. Lawrence joined Integris Health in 2001, serving in a number of leadership roles before taking the helm. He has served as chairman of the Oklahoma Hospital Association.

James Leonard, MD. President and CEO of The Carle Foundation (Urbana, Ill.). Dr. Leonard oversees The Carle Foundation, the nonprofit parent company of an integrated network of healthcare services, including Carle Foundation Hospital, Carle Physician Group and Health Alliance Medical Plans. He started his career as a primary care physician.

Bill Leaver. President and CEO of UnityPoint Health (Des Moines). Mr. Leaver has been with UnityPoint Health since 2008. Before taking over the whole system, Mr. Leaver was president and CEO of UnityPoint Health/Trinity in Rock Island, Ill., for about seven years.

Vivian Lee, MD, PhD. CEO of University of Utah Health Care (Salt Lake City). Dr. Lee has led University of Utah Health Care, a four-hospital system, since July 2011. She also serves as senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah and as dean of the University's School of Medicine.

Richard Liekweg. President of Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). Mr. Liekweg became president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, as well as group president of BJC HealthCare, in September 2009. He previously served as CEO and associate vice chancellor of University of California San Diego Medical Center.

Steven H. Lipstein. President and CEO of BJC HealthCare (St. Louis). Mr. Lipstein has headed BJC HealthCare since 1999, making him one of the longest-tenured health system CEOs in the nation. He has served on the board of the Missouri Hospital Association and the St. Louis Regional Health Commission.

Alan List, MD. President and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.). Dr. List joined Moffitt Cancer Center in 2003. He is board certified in hematology and medical oncology.

Steven N. Little. President and CEO of Agnesian HealthCare (Fond du Lac, Wis.). Mr. Little took the reins as president and CEO of Agnesian HealthCare in January 2012. He was previously Agnesian's executive vice president.

Steven G. Littleson. President of Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune, N.J.). Mr. Littleson has led Jersey Shore University Medical Center since December 1997. He has also served as treasurer of the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals.

Kevin E. Lofton. President and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives (Englewood, Colo.). Mr. Lofton became president and CEO of CHI in 2003, but has held many other positions in the system, including COO. Before joining CHI, he was CEO of the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham.

Roberta Luskin-Hawk, MD. CEO of Presence Saint Joseph Hospital (Chicago) and Presence Saint Francis Hospital (Evanston, Ill.). Dr. Luskin-Hawk has led Presence Saint Joseph Hospital since 2009 and added leadership duties at Presence Saint Francis Hospital in October 2013.

John "Jack" Lynch III. President and CEO of Main Line Health (Bryn Mawr, Pa.). Mr. Lynch became president and CEO of Main Line Health in 2005. Prior to joining the system, he was an executive with St. Luke's Episcopal Health System in Houston.

Joan Magruder. President of St. Louis Children's Hospital. Ms. Magruder has served as president of St. Louis Children's Hospital since March 2013. She previously served as president of Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.

Julie Manas. President and CEO of Sacred Heart Hospital (Eau Claire, Wis.) and Division President and CEO, Hospital Sisters Health System, Western Wisconsin. Ms. Manas has served in her current capacity at Sacred Heart Hospital and Hospital Sisters Health System Western Wisconsin since March 2012. Before joining HSHS, she was president of Genesis Medical Center and senior vice president of Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa.

Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD. President and CEO of Methodist Health System (Dallas). Dr. Mansfield assumed his current role in 2006. Before joining Methodist Health, he was president and CEO of St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock, Ark.

Peter Markell. CFO and Treasurer of Partners HealthCare (Boston). In addition to his roles as CFO and Treasurer, Mr. Markell is also executive vice president of administration at Partners HealthCare. He has been an executive with Partners since 1999.

Barbara J. Martin. President and CEO of Vista Health System (Waukegan, Ill.). Ms. Martin has led Vista Health System since 2006. As president and CEO of vista, she oversees two hospitals in Waukegan and a campus in Lindenhurst, Ill., physician practice offices and diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation satellite locations.

Tom Martin. Administrator of Lincoln County Public Hospital District and Lincoln Hospital (Davenport, Wash.). Mr. Martin has led Lincoln County Public Hospital District and Lincoln Hospital since 1997. He joined the critical access health system in 1987.

Stephen R. Mason. President and CEO of BayCare Health System (Clearwater, Fla.). Mr. Mason joined BayCare Health System in May 2004. Prior to joining the largest community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area, he was senior executive vice president and COO of Texas Health Resources in Arlington.

John McCabe, MD. CEO of Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, N.Y.). Dr. McCabe has held various leadership positions at Upstate University Hospital and State University of New York Upstate Medical University for more than 20 years. He became CEO of Upstate University Hospital in 2009.

John D. McConnell, MD. CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Dr. McConnell, a urologist, became the first CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in 2008. He previously served as executive vice president of health system affairs at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.

Tim McManus. CEO of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals (Richmond, Va.). Mr. McManus has served as CEO of CJW Medical Center's Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals since June 2012. He was previously president and CEO of Reston (Va.) Hospital Center and HCA Northern Virginia.

David McQuaid. President of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (Philadelphia). Mr. McQuaid took his current position at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in 2012. He previously served as executive vice president and COO of Thomas Jefferson.

Chad Melton. CEO of HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley (Westwood, N.J.). Mr. Melton took the helm at HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in July 2012. He led the hospital's 2013 reopening after it closed April 2007.

Gene Michalski. President and CEO of Beaumont Health System (Royal Oak, Mich.). Mr. Michalski has held the top spot at Beaumont Health system since June 2010. He has served as a delegate for the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board Region 5.

Carlos Migoya. President and CEO of Jackson Health System (Miami). Mr. Migoya became president and CEO of Jackson Health System in May 2011. He was previously in banking with no healthcare experience before taking over at Jackson.

Gary P. Miller. President and CEO of Saint Alexius Medical Center (Bismarck, N.D.). Mr. Miller has served as president and CEO of Saint Alexius Medical Center since May 2011 after serving about five months as interim president and CEO.

Richard P. Miller. President and CEO of Virtua Health (Marlton, N.J.). Mr. Miller has been at Virtua Health's helm since 1998. He has served on the Leadership Advisory Council of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare.

Cynthia Moore-Hardy. President and CEO of Lake Health (Painesville, Ohio). Ms. Moore-Hardy has served as president and CEO of Lake Health since 1997. Previously, she was the system's executive vice president and COO.

Joe Mullany. President of Detroit Medical Center. Mr. Mullany oversees DMC's strategic positioning for healthcare reform and the building of its ambulatory network. Previously, he was president of Vanguard Health Systems' New England region.

Ralph W. Muller. CEO of University of Pennsylvania Health System (Philadelphia). Mr. Muller has led the University of Pennsylvania Health System since 2003. He began his career in academic medicine in 1985.

John Murphy, MD. President and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network (Danbury). As president and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network, Dr. Murphy's responsibilities range from strategic planning to management of growth and financial performance. In 2011, he received the Macricostas Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Western Connecticut State University.

Kristen Murtos. President of Skokie (Ill.) Hospital. Ms. Murtos has served as president of Skokie Hospital, a part of Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem, since 2009. She has been with the health system since 1998.

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD. President of Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Since 2010, Dr. Nabel has been president of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. She is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Harris M. Nagler, MD. President and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center (New York City). Dr. Nagler, a urologist, has been with Beth Israel Medical Center since 1989 and was officially appointed president and CEO in 2010 after serving as interim president for a year.

Rick Napper. CEO of Memorial Hospital (Chattanooga, Tenn.). Mr. Napper has more than 18 years of healthcare leadership experience. Before joining Memorial Hospital, he served as president and CEO of Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, Miss.

Mark R. Neaman. President and CEO of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). Mr. Neaman has led the four-hospital NorthShore University HealthSystem since 1992. He has spent his entire career with the health system since joining Evanston Hospital in 1974.

Edwin Ness. CEO of Munson Medical Center (Traverse City, Mich.). Mr. Ness has been president of Munson Medical Center since 2004. He has also lead Munson Healthcare since 2010.

Robert E. Nesse, MD. CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System (Rochester, Minn.). Dr. Nesse initially joined Mayo Clinic Health System through Mayo Clinic Rochester in 1980. Prior to leading the health system, he served as president and CEO of Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, a member of Mayo Clinic Health System, in La Crosse, Wis.

Robert Nesselbush. President of Rochester (N.Y.) General Hospital. Mr. Nesselbush has been president of Rochester General Hospital since June 2012 and part of Rochester General Health System since 1993. He began as the director of financial reporting and accounting.

Mark Newton. President and CEO of Swedish Covenant Hospital (Chicago). Mr. Newton has served as president and CEO of Swedish Covenant Hospital since 2000. He is also chair of the Chicago Hospital Risk Pooling Program and chair of the Association of Community Safety Net Hospitals.

John Noseworthy, MD. President and CEO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Dr. Noseworthy served as chair of Mayo Clinic's neurology department, medical director of the department of development and vice chair of the Mayo Clinic Rochester executive board prior to becoming president and CEO. He is a professor in the Clinic's department of neurology.

Sharon O'Keefe. President of University of Chicago Medical Center. Ms. O'Keefe has led the University of Chicago Medical Center since 2011. Previously, she was president of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill.

Randy Oostra. President and CEO of ProMedica Health System (Toledo, Ohio). Mr. Oostra has been president and CEO of ProMedica Health System since 2009. He originally joined the 11-hospital system in 1997.

Barry H. Ostrowsky. President and CEO of Barnabas Health (West Orange, N.J.). Before becoming president and CEO, Mr. Ostrowsky was president and COO of Barnabas Health for nearly two years. He was the health system's executive vice president and general counsel from 1991 to 2010.

Bob Page. President and CEO of The University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City). Mr. Page has been president and CEO of The University of Kansas Hospital since 2007. He joined the hospital in 1996 as vice president of organizational improvement and later served as COO.

L. Reuven Pasternak, MD. CEO of Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital. Dr. Pasternak was appointed CEO and vice president for health systems in September 2012. Previously, he was CEO of the Inova Fairfax Hospital and Campus in Fall Church, Va.

David Pate, MD. President and CEO of St. Luke's Health System (Boise, Idaho). As the leader of St. Luke's Health System, Dr. Pate oversees three full-service community hospitals, three critical access hospitals, Idaho's only children's hospital, clinics and outpatient treatment and diagnostic centers. He joined the system in 2009.

Ken Paulus. President and CEO of Allina Health (Minneapolis). Before becoming CEO, Mr. Paulus served as the president and COOCOO of Allina Health. He has led numerous growth initiatives including joint ventures, strategic partnerships and acquisitions.

Ronald Paulus, MD. CEO of Mission Health (Asheville, N.C.). Dr. Paulus joined Mission Health in September 2010. Previously, he was executive vice president of clinical operations at Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System.

Susan Peach. CEO of HighPoint Health System (Gallatin, Tenn.). Ms. Peach has served as CEO of HighPoint Health System — part of Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Hospitals — since July 2012. Previously, she was CNO of LifePoint Hospitals' Hospital Support Center Delta Division.

Joseph Pepe, MD. President and CEO of CMC Healthcare System (Manchester, N.H.). Dr. Pepe was named president and CEO of CMC Healthcare System in September 2012 after serving in an interim role since January of that year. Previously, he was CMO of Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. He is a board-certified internist.

Megan Perry. President of Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center (Woodbridge, Va.). In addition to leading Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, Ms. Perry is also corporate vice president of northern Virginia for Sentara Healthcare. Previously, she was the health system's senior vice president for business development.

Ora H. Pescovitz, MD. CEO of University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor). Dr. Pescovitz became the University of Michigan's first female executive vice president of medical affairs and health system CEO in May 2009. She is a nationally recognized pediatric endocrinologist and researcher.

Ronald R. Peterson. President of The Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). Mr. Peterson has officially served as president of The Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins Hospital since February 1997. He has been with Johns Hopkins since 1973.

Bonnie Phipps. President and CEO of St. Agnes Healthcare (Baltimore). In addition to leading St. Agnes Healthcare, Ms. Phipps serves as a ministry market leader for Edmundson, Mo.-based Ascension Health. Prior to joining Saint Agnes in January 2006, Ms. Phipps served as president and CEO of Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta.

Wright Pinson, MD. CEO of Vanderbilt Health System (Nashville, Tenn.). Dr. Pinson, a liver and hepatobiliary surgeon, is not only CEO of Vanderbilt Health System but also deputy vice chancellor for health affairs and senior associate dean for clinical affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


 

John T. Porter, JD. President and CEO of Avera Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Mr. Porter has led Avera Health since 1989. Previously, he was the system's executive vice president for five years and associate general counsel for 11 years.

Andrea Price. CEO of the Mercy Northern Region (Toledo, Ohio). Ms. Price has served as president and CEO of Mercy Northern Region. Previously, she was COO for Mercy, a seven-hospital health system in northwest Ohio.

Thomas Priselac. President and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System (Los Angeles). Mr. Priselac has served as president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System since January 1994. He was the system's executive vice president from 1988 to 1993.

Deborah Proctor. President and CEO of St. Joseph Health (Irvine, Calif.). Ms. Proctor has led St. Joseph Health since December 2004. Before that, she was the chief administrative officer of St. Louis-based Ascension Health.

Edward Prunchunas. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Mr. Prunchunas became senior vice president of finance and CFO at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 1998. He served as an associate director of finance and director of finance from 1981 to 1983 and rejoined the hospital in 1993 as vice president of finance.

Mary Prybylo. President and CEO of St. Joseph Healthcare and St. Joseph Hospital (Bangor, Maine). Since September 2011, Ms. Prybylo has led St. Joseph Healthcare and St. Joseph Hospital. Before joining St. Joseph, she was the COO of Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital Health Center.

Robert W. Pryor, MD. President, COO and CMO of Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). Dr. Pryor recently became president, COO and CMO of Baylor Scott & White Health, a new system formed from the recent merger of Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System and Temple, Texas-based Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Pryor was formerly CEO of Scott & White.

Ann Pumpian. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Sharp HealthCare (San Diego). Ms. Pumpian has served as senior vice president of finance and CFO of Sharp HealthCare since 1993. She joined the health system in 1984.

Paul Ramsey, MD. CEO of UW Medicine (Seattle). Dr. Ramsey serves as CEO of UW Medicine and executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Bertram Reese. Senior Vice President and CIO of Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.). Mr. Reese is responsible for the information technology, process improvement, information and supply chain management for Sentara Healthcare. He is an internationally recognized expert in healthcare technology.

Michael Reney. CFO of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Faulkner Hospital (Boston). Mr. Reney became CFO Brigham and Women's Hospital and B&W Faulkner Hospital in May 2008. He joined Brigham and Women's in 1990 as an accounting supervisor and rose to senior-level positions within Boston-based Partners Healthcare before returning to Brigham and Women's.

Stephen C. Reynolds. President and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care (Memphis). Mr. Reynolds has served as president and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care since 1994. He joined the health system as an administrative resident in 1971.

Tim Rice. President and CEO of Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.). Mr. Rice was named president and CEO of Cone Health in 2004, having served as COO from 2001 to 2004. Prior to 2001, Mr. Rice served as executive vice president of Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro and as executive vice president of the Health Services Division.  

Mark Rich. Executive Vice President and CFO of Steward Health Care System (Boston). Before his appointment as CFO, Mr. Rich served as executive vice president for corporate strategy at Steward Health Care, where he led an acquisition program that doubled the system's size in the first 18 months.

Joan Richards. President and CEO of Crozer-Keystone Health System (Springfield, Pa.). Ms. Richards became president and CEO of the health system in 2006. She has worked at Crozer-Keystone since 1982.

Mimi Roberson. President and CEO of Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (Denver). Ms. Roberson has served as president and CEO of Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children since 2000. Before beginning her career in hospital administration, Ms. Roberson practiced law for 11 years.

Cliff Robertson, MD. Interim CEO of St. Luke's Health System (Houston). Dr. Robertson was named interim CEO of St. Luke's in October, after the system was acquired by Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives. He previously served as COO of CHI's Franciscan Health system in Tacoma, Wash.

Jeffrey A. Romoff. President and CEO of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh). Mr. Romoff was named president of UPMC in 1992 and in 2005 he became president and CEO. He has helped UPMC evolve into a 20-hospital, $10-billion fully integrated network.

William L. Roper, MD. CEO of UNC Health Care System (Chapel Hill, N.C.). In addition to serving as CEO of UNC Health Care System, Dr. Roper is also dean of the school of medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs of the system. He is also a professor of pediatrics at the school of medicine and a professor of health policy and administration in the UNC School of Public Health.

Richard K. Rothberger. Corporate Executive Vice President and CFO for Scripps Health (San Diego). Since his appointment as CFO in 2001, Mr. Rothberger has overseen a $120 million financial turnaround at Scripps Health.

Amir Dan Rubin. President and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics (Palo Alto, Calif.). Mr. Rubin was named president and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics in January 2011. He was previously COO of UCLA Health System in Los Angeles.

Dawn Rudolph. Chief Experience Officer of Saint Thomas Health (Nashville, Tenn.). Ms. Rudolph has served as chief experience officer since July 2013. Previously, she served as president and CEO of Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.

Kathryn Ruscitto. President and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center (Syracuse, N.Y.). Ms. Ruscitto has been with Sr. Joseph's since 2001, when she was appointed senior vice president for strategic development and governmental affairs. In 2009, she was promoted to executive vice president and then named president and CEO in 2011.

Linda Russell. CEO of The Woman's Hospital of Texas (Houston). Ms. Russell has served as CEO of The Woman's Hospital of Texas since 1994. She also serves on the board of directors and executive board for March of Dimes.

William Rutherford. COO of HCA's Physician Services Group (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Rutherford, who currently serves as COO of HCA's Physician Services Group, will become executive vice president and CFO of HCA, effective Jan. 1, 2014. He has been with the company since 1986.

Maria Ryan, PhD, APRN. CEO of Cottage Hospital (Woodsville, N.H.). Dr. Ryan joined Cottage Hospital in 2006 as CNO and COO and became CEO in 2010. She has more than 28 years of healthcare experience.

Lee Sacks, MD. Executive Vice President and CMO of Advocate Health Care and CEO of Advocate Physician Partners (Oak Brook, Ill.). Dr. Sacks was appointed CEO of Advocate Physician Partners in 1995, and executive vice president and CMO of Advocate Health Care in 1997. He currently serves on the Metro Chicago board of the American Heart Association, among other appointments.

Ernie Sadau. President and CEO of CHRISTUS Health (Irving, Texas). Mr. Sandau has served as president and CEO of CHRISTUS Health since 2011. He joined CHRISTUS as senior vice president of patient and resident care operations in 2006.

Thomas J. Sadvary. President and CEO of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Lincoln Health Network. Mr. Sadvary serves as president of CEO of Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network, formed in 2013 through the affiliation of John C. Lincoln Health Network in Phoenix and Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare.

Steven M. Safyer, MD. President and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center (New York). Dr. Safyer has been with Montefiore Medical Center since 1982, previously serving as senior vice president and CMO. He currently serves as chair of the Board of Governors for the Greater New York Hospital Association and chair of the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes.

Kenneth Samet. President and CEO of MedStar Health (Columbia, Md.). Mr. Samet has served as CEO of MedStar Health since 2008. He was the system's first COO when it launched in 1998 and was promoted to president and COO in 2003.

José Sánchez. CEO of Norwegian American Hospital (Chicago). Mr. Sánchez was named president and CEO of Norwegian American Hospital in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of experience as a healthcare executive to the position. He previously served as senior vice president of Generations Plus Northern Manhattan Health Network in New York City.

Fred Savelsbergh. CFO of Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). Mr. Savelsbergh was previously CFO of Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System, which merged with Scott & White Healthcare in October 2013 to form the largest nonprofit health system in Texas with 43 hospitals. Mr. Savelsbergh had been with Baylor since 1982.

Judy Schanel. Executive Vice President of Cone Health and President of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital (Greensboro, N.C.). Ms. Schanel was promoted to president of Cone Health's flagship hospital in 2010. She joined the health system in 2002, and in 2005 became vice president and service line administrator at Cone Memorial Hospital.

Mike Schatzlein, MD. President and CEO of Saint Thomas Health (Nashville, Tenn.). Dr. Schatzlein was named president and CEO of Saint Thomas Health in 2010. Previously, he served as CEO of Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, Ind., part of Community Health Systems.

Nancy Schlichting. President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System (Detroit). Ms. Schlichting is president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System, where she previously served as executive vice president and COO. Prior to joining Henry Ford in 1998, Ms. Schlichting was executive vice president and COO of Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio.

Kevin Schoeplein. CEO of OSF HealthCare (Peoria, Ill.). Mr. Schoeplein was named CEO of OSF HealthCare in 2011. He has worked for the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, with which OSF HealthCare is affiliated, for 33 years.

Joseph A. Scopelliti, MD. President and CEO of Guthrie Health (Sayre, Pa.). Dr. Scopelliti is both the CEO of Guthrie Health and a practicing gastroenterologist at Guthrie Clinic in Sayre. He joined Guthrie Clinic in 1984 and has held many positions within the Guthrie Clinic and Guthrie Healthcare System, including president of the medical staff.

Nancy Semerdjian, RN. CNO of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). Ms. Semerdjian currently serves as CNO of NorthShore University HealthSystem, a fully integrated delivery system serving the Chicago metropolitan area. Under her leadership, the system saw positive results across NorthShore's Nursing Care Quality Indicators in 2012, designed as bench markers to foster continuous improvement.

Michael Shabot, MD. CMO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Houston). Prior to his appointment as CMO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Dr. Shabot served as the system's chief quality officer. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences in Houston.

Louis Shapiro. CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City). Mr. Shapiro was appointed CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery in 2006. Previously, he served as COO of Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.

Terry D. Shaw. Executive Vice President, CFO and COO of Adventist Health System (Altamonte Springs, Fla.). Mr. Shaw served as senior vice president and CFO for the Florida division of Adventist Health System prior to his promotion to executive vice president, CFO and COO of the system.

John A. Shelton, Jr. President and CEO of DeKalb Medical Center (Decatur, Ga.). Prior to his promotion to president and CEO of DeKalb Medical Center in October 2011, Mr. Shelton served as COO for seven years.

Gary Shorb. President and CEO of Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare (Memphis, Tenn.). Mr. Shorb has served as president and CEO of Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare since 2001. He joined Methodist in 1990 as executive vice president, and before that, served for four years as president of Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Knox Singleton. CEO of Inova Health System (Falls Church, Va.). Mr. Singleton took the helm of Inova Health System in 1984, then called the Fairfax Hospital Association. He joined the organization in 1983 as executive vice president for operations.

James H. Skogsbergh. President and CEO of Advocate Health Care (Oak Brook, Ill.). Before his appointment to president and CEO, Mr. Skogsbergh served as executive vice president and COO at Advocate Health Care. He has also served as executive vice president of the Iowa Health system in Des Moines and the president and CEO of three Des Moines hospitals.

Peter L. Slavin, MD. President of Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Dr. Slavin has served as president of Massachusetts General Hospital since 2003. From 1999 to 2002, he served as chairman and CEO of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization.

Daniel Slipkovich. CEO of Capella Healthcare (Brentwood, Tenn.). Prior to serving as CEO of Capella Healthcare, Mr. Slipkovich was president and COO of Province Healthcare, acquired by Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Hospitals in 2005.

Mark F. Slyter. President and CEO of Baton Rouge (La.) General Medical Center and General Health System. Mr. Slyter began as president and CEO of Baton Rouge General Medical Center in November 2013. He previously served as president and CEO of Baptist Health System in Jackson, Miss.

Diana Smalley. President and CEO of Mercy's West Communities (Chesterfield, Mo.). Ms. Smalley has served as president and CEO of Mercy's West Communities since 2007. In March 2012, she was elected chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Wayne Smith. President and CEO of Community Health Systems (Brentwood, Tenn.). Mr. Smith has led CHS since 1997. Before then, he spent 23 years with Humana.

John Smithhisler. President of St. Joseph Hospital and KentuckyOne Health Market Leader of Lexington (Ky.). Mr. Smithhisler took the helm as president of St. Joseph Hospital in July 2012. He came to KentuckyOne from Health Care Consulting in Shrewsbury, Mass., and previously served as president of Saint Vincent Hospital in Worchester, Mass.

Steven Sonenreich. President and CEO of Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach (Fla.). Mr. Sonenreich began his career at Mount Sinai Medical Center in 1976. In 1996, he left the hospital to become CEO of Cedars Medical Center in Miami, but was recruited back to Mount Sinai in 2001.

Charles W. Sorenson, MD. President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Before he was appointed CEO in 2009, Dr. Sorenson served as Intermountain Healthcare's executive vice president and COO from 1998.

Phillip Sowa. CEO of Saint Louis University Hospital (St. Louis). Mr. Sowa became CEO of Saint Louis University Hospital in January 2011. His previous CEO experience includes leading Park Plaza Hospital in Houston and Tenet's Meadowcrest Hospital in Gretna, La.

Rulon Stacey, PhD. President and CEO of Fairview Health Services (Minneapolis). Dr. Stacey was named Fairview Health's top leader in September 2013, and he began his duties Nov. 4. Dr. Stacey was previously president of University of Colorado Health. Before then, he led Fort Collins, Colo.-based Poudre Valley Health System for 16 years.

Richard J. Statuto. President and CEO of Bon Secours Health System (Marriottsville, Md.). Mr. Statuto has led the Catholic, nonprofit Bon Secours Health System since 2005. He first joined Bon Secours in 1987 as vice president of planning and marketing. He previously worked at St. Joseph Health System in Orange, Calif., as well.

Glenn Steele, Jr., MD. President and CEO of Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.). Dr. Steele joined Geisinger as president and CEO in March 2001. He previously served as vice president for medical affairs, dean of Pritzker School of Medicine and professor in the department of surgery at University of Chicago. He also held leadership roles at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston.  

Shelbourn Stevens. President of Brunswick Novant Medical Center (Bolivia, N.C.). Mr. Stevens was named to lead Brunswick Novant in June 2012. He previously served as senior director of operations for the nonprofit hospital.

Paul Stewart. President and CEO of Sky Lakes Medical Center (Klamath Falls, Ore.). Mr. Stewart has served as president and CEO of Sky Lakes, a 176-bed hospital, since 1992. Before then, he was vice president of operations for North Kansas City (Mo.) Hospital.

Thomas "Tim" Stover, MD. President and CEO of Akron (Ohio) General Health System. Dr. Stover became president and CEO of Akron General in February 2012. He previously served as president of Akron General's outpatient services. Dr. Stover has been with Akron General since 1993.

Douglas L. Strong. Director and CEO of University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Ann Arbor). Mr. Strong joined University of Michigan Health System in 1998. He was named CEO of the system's hospitals and health centers in 2006.

David Strong. President of Rex Healthcare (Raleigh, N.C.). Mr. Strong became president of Rex Healthcare in September 2004. He also serves as COO of UNC Health Care for system affiliations, providing for all community hospitals and regional care sites within the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based system.

Paul Summerside, MD. CMO of BayCare Clinic and Aurora BayCare Medical Center (Green Bay, Wis.). An emergency physician, Dr. Summerside has served as CMO and president of the board for BayCare Clinic and Aurora BayCare Medical Center since 1999.  

Ronald W. Swinfard, MD. President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Dr. Swinfard was named president and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network in November 2010. Prior to that, he served as the health network's CMO since October 2003.

Michael C. Tarwater. CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.). Mr. Tarwater has led Carolinas for more than 10 years. He joined the system, which includes more than 30 hospitals, in 1981. Before then, he served as an assistant administrator with University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham.

Anthony Tersigni. President and CEO of Ascension (St. Louis). Dr. Tersigni assumed his role at the top of Ascension in January 2012. The organization oversees Ascension Health, the largest Catholic and nonprofit health system in the country. Dr. Tersigni served as president and CEO of Ascension Health from 2004 until his current appointment.

E.W. Tibbs Jr. President and CEO of Centra Health (Lynchburg, Va.). Mr. Tibbs became president and CEO of Centra Health in April 2013. He previously served as the system's senior vice president for operations and as president and CEO of Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, Va.

David P. Tilton. President and CEO of AtlantiCare (Eggstown, N.J.). Mr. Tilton was named president and CEO of AtlantiCare in March 2007. He joined the system in 1987 as administrator of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's Mainland campus, and he went on to serve as CEO of the flagship hospital for more than 13 years.

Warner Thomas. CEO of Ochsner Health System (New Orleans). Mr. Thomas assumed his role as president and CEO of Ochsner in September 2012. He previously served as president and COO since he joined the system in 1998.  

Jeffrey E. Thompson, MD. CEO of Gundersen Health System (La Crosse, Wis.). A practicing pediatric intensivist and neonatologist, Dr. Thompson has led Gundersen Health as CEO since 2001. Dr. Thompson also serves as the system's chairman of the board.

William P. Thompson. President and CEO of SSM Health Care (St. Louis). Mr. Thompson became president and CEO of SSM Health Care in August 2011 after serving as president and COO for two years. He has held various titles at SSM since 1980.

Peggy Troy, RN, MSN. CEO of Children's Hospital and Health System (Milwaukee). Ms. Troy began her tenure as president and CEO of Children's Hospital and Health System in 2009. Before then, she served as COO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn.

Nick Turkal, MD. President and CEO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee). Dr. Turkal joined Aurora Health Care in 1987 and was named president and CEO of the system in 2007. He practiced family medicine for more than 20 years and served as chair of the Wisconsin Hospital Association in 2011.

Bernard J. Tyson. CEO of Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Mr. Tyson became CEO of Kaiser Permanente in July. In 2014, he will also take on the title of chairman. He had previously served as president and COO of the organization since 2010.

Richard Umbdenstock. President and CEO of the American Hospital Association (Washington, D.C.). Mr. Umbdenstock was president and CEO of former Spokane, Wash.-based Providence Services, which merged with Providence Health System in 2006 to form Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services. He served as executive vice president of the merged system before assuming his current role in 2007.

Kevin L. Unger. President and CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, Colo.). Mr. Unger has led Poudre Valley Hospital since 2005. He joined Poudre Valley Health System in 2001, serving as vice president of planning and strategic development for the system and vice president of operations for the hospital.

Chris Van Gorder. President and CEO of Scripps Health (San Diego). A former Los Angeles police officer, Mr. Van Gorder was named president and CEO of five hospital-Scripps Health in 2000. He was led the system's turnaround, adding nearly 5,000 employees to its ranks throughout his tenure.

David Vandewater. President and CEO of Ardent Health Services (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Vandewater was originally chairman of Behavioral Health Corporation, Ardent's predecessor company, before becoming president and CEO in 2001. In that role, Mr. Vandewater expanded the company to become Ardent, acquiring acute-care hospitals and health systems and selling its behavioral hospitals in 2005.

Anita Vaughn. Administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women (Memphis, Tenn.). Ms. Vaughn has led Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women as administrator and CEO since 1998. Before then, she served as the director of practice management for Memphis-based Baptist Memorial Health.

Kevin Vermeer. Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and ACO Chief Executive of UnityPoint Health (Des Moines). Mr. Vermeer was named executive vice president and CFO of UnityPoint, formerly Iowa Health System, in 2009. He added chief strategy officer to his title in July 2012.

Paul S. Viviano. CEO of University of California San Diego Health System. Along with his CEO title, Mr. Viviano is also associate vice chancellor for UC San Diego Health Sciences. He was previously president and CEO of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles.

Michael Vivoda. President and CEO of Cadence Health (Winfield, Ill.). Mr. Vivoda was appointed president and CEO of Cadence, the system created through the merger of Central DuPage Health and Geneva, Ill.-based Delnor Community Health System in April 2012. Before then, he served as president of Central DuPage Hospital.

William Wagnon III. CEO of Henrico, Parham and Retreat Doctors' Hospitals (Richmond, Va.). Mr. Wagnon became CEO of these three hospitals, all part of Richmond-based HCA Virginia Health System, in September 2013. He previously served as CEO of Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas.

Mark Wallace. President and CEO of Texas Children's Hospital (Houston). Mr. Wallace was named president and CEO of Texas Children's in 1989. He has led the hospital through several capital and expansion projects throughout his 24-year tenure, including the hospital's current $1.5 billion expansion, called Vision 2010.  

Mitch Wasden, Ed.D. CEO and COO of University of Missouri Health Care (Columbia). Dr. Wasden has served as COO of University of Missouri Health Care since June 2012, and he added the title of CEO in January 2013. He previously served as CEO of Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La.

Alan Watson. CEO of Maury Regional Medical Center (Columbia, Tenn.). Mr. Watson has been the CEO of Maury Regional since June 2012. Mr. Watson was previously COO of the hospital.

James N. Weinstein, DO. President and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon, N.H.). Before he was appointed to his current title in 2011, Dr. Weinstein served as president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic and director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Dr. Weinstein, a spine surgeon, is also known for his expertise in low back pain.

Allen Weiss, MD. President and CEO of NCH Healthcare System (Naples, Fla.). Dr. Weiss became president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System in 2006. Before then, he led a private practice in internal medicine, rheumatology and geriatrics for more than 20 years.  

Gary E. Weiss. Executive Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). As executive vice president, treasurer and CFO of NorthShore University HealthSystem, Mr. Weiss also handles CFO duties for Evanston (Ill.) Hospital. He spent more than 25 years in the banking and financial sector before coming to NorthShore in 2001.

Ron Werthman. Vice President of Finance, Treasurer and CFO of The Johns Hopkins Health System and The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). Mr. Werthman became vice president and CFO of the Johns Hopkins Health System and hospital in 1993. Before then, Mr. Werthman was vice president and CFO of Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.

Carl Whitmer. President and CEO of IASIS Healthcare (Franklin, Tenn.). Mr. Whitmer became president and CEO of IASIS, a privately held hospital operator, in 2010. He joined the company in 2000 as vice president and treasurer, eventually moving on to become CFO before taking the helm as president and CEO.

Anthony D. Whittemore, MD. CMO of Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Dr. Whittemore has served as CMO of Brigham and Women's since January 1999. He previously served as director of the hospital's surgical residency training program, chief of the division of vascular surgery, and director of the BWH Vascular Center.

Guy R. Wiebking. President and CEO of Provena Health (Mokena, Ill.). Mr. Wiebking served on Provena's board of directors as a charter member when the system formed in 1997. He has served in various leadership capacities throughout his tenure with the now 12-hospital system, including chair of the board from 2002 to 2006.

Stephen A. Williams. President and CEO of Norton Healthcare (Louisville, Ky.). Mr. Williams joined Norton Healthcare in 1977 and has served as system president and CEO since 1993. He was executive vice president and COO before assuming his current role.

Carolyn Wilson, RN. President of University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (Minneapolis). Ms. Wilson joined Fairview in 2011 with nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare, ranging from direct patient care to leadership positions. She was previously COO and associate dean at University of Chicago Medical Center.

Nicholas Wolter, MD. CEO of Billings (Mont.) Clinic. Dr. Wolter leads Billings Clinic, which operates a 272-bed hospital, 200-physician group practice, nursing home and research division. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of the American Medical Group Association.

Dan Wolterman. President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Houston). Mr. Wolterman has led Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Texas' largest nonprofit healthcare system, since 2002. He has more than 30 years of healthcare experience.   

Rand Wortman. President and CEO of Kadlec Health System and CEO of Kadlec Regional Medical Center (Richland, Wash.). Mr. Wortman has led Kadlec Health and its flagship hospital since 2000. Before then, he most recently served as COO of Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Fla., for three years.  

Tom Zenty III. CEO of University Hospitals (Cleveland). Mr. Zenty has served as CEO of University Hospitals since 2003, overseeing a system that includes eight owned and two joint-ventured medical centers. He was previously executive vice president of clinical services and COO at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles.

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