300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know — 2013

 

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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