300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know — 2013
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.
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