300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know
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The following men and women have shown admirable dedication to the improvement of 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, but all have demonstrated great promise and skill to the American healthcare landscape.
Editor's note: This list includes members of senior management 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 Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (Newport Beach, Calif.). Dr. Afable heads the 12th largest hospital in California, with 498 beds. He previously served as executive vice president and CMO of Newtown Square, Pa.-based Catholic Health East.
Nancy Howell Agee. President and CEO of Carilion Medical Center (Roanoke, Va.). Before Ms. Agee assumed her current post in July 2011, she served as Carilion's executive vice president and COO since 2001.
Joel T. Allison. President and CEO of Baylor Health Care System (Dallas). Mr. Allison has led the Baylor Health Care System since 2000. He joined Baylor in 1993 as the senior executive vice president and COO.
Steven M. Altschuler, MD. President and CEO of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Altschuler, a pediatrician, has led CHOP since 2000.
Larry Anderson, JD. CEO of Tri-City Medical Center (Oceanside, Calif.). Mr. Anderson has been CEO of 397-bed Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., since January 2009.
Carl S. Armato. President and CEO of Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Mr. Armato has been with Novant since 1998 and was appointed to lead the system in January 2012. Before then, he served as COO.
Timothy Babineau, MD. President and CEO of Lifespan (Providence, R.I.). Dr. Babineau assumed leadership of Lifespan in August 2012. He formerly served as president and CEO of Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, both in Providence.
Robert J. Bachman. CEO of Emory University Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital (Atlanta). Mr. Bachman was named CEO in June 2012. He was formerly COO of the hospital and spine hospital.
Sandra Badinger. CFO of Slidell (La.) Memorial Hospital. Ms. Badinger assumed her post as CFO in July 2012. She came to the hospital from Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital in Hammond, La., where she served as CFO.
Mark Baker. CEO of Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital (Columbus, Ga.). Mr. Baker assumed his post as CEO in October 2009. Before then, he served as COO of Hughston Clinic in Columbus.
Eric Barber. CEO of Northeast Regional Medical Center (Kirksville, Mo.). Mr. Barber joined Northeast Regional Medical Center as CEO in spring 2010. He has more than a decade's worth of executive healthcare experience, including time spent as COO of Danville (Va.) Regional Medical Center.
Cathy Barr. CEO of Bethesda Hospital (St. Paul, Minn.). Before becoming CEO at Bethesda, Ms. Barr held executive positions at St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthEast as vice president for community-based services and home care senior director.
Brian Baumgardner. CEO of West Florida Hospital (Pensacola). Mr. Baumgardner took over as CEO in July 2012. Since 2008, Mr. Baumgardner served as CEO of HCA's Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, Fla., and prior to that, he was COO of Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, Fla.
James K. Beckmann. President and CEO of Carondelet Health Network (Tucson, Ariz.). Mr. Beckmann was named president and CEO in December 2011 after serving as interim leader for two months. Prior to his nine-year tenure with St. Louis-based Ascension Health, he was an insurance executive.
David Bernd. CEO of Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.). Mr. Bernd has served as CEO of Sentara since 1994. Before then, Mr. Bernd was executive vice president and COO of the system and president of Sentara Hospitals-Norfolk.
Britt Berrett, PhD. President of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Berrett has led the 866-bed hospital since February 2010 after serving as president and CEO of Medical City Dallas Hospital for 10 years.
Kenneth Bertka, MD. Vice President of Physician Clinical Integration for Mercy (Toledo, Ohio). Dr. Bertka is a family physician and vice president of physician clinical integration at Mercy, a seven-hospital system that is part of Cincinnati-based Catholic Health Partners.
Michael Blaszyk. CFO of Dignity Health (San Francisco). Mr. Blaszyk is senior executive vice president, chief corporate officer and CFO of Dignity Health, where he oversees financial affairs for the $13.1 billion integrated healthcare system.
David Blom. CEO of OhioHealth (Columbus). Mr. Blom joined OhioHealth in 1983 and was named president and CEO in 2002. He previously served as president of OhioHealth's central Ohio hospitals.
John Bluford. CEO of Truman Medical Center (Kansas City, Mo.). Mr. Bluford has led Truman Medical Center for 13 years and has worked in hospital and health system administration for more than 30. Prior to his current role, he served as CEO of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Jeffrey W. Bolton. CFO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Mr. Bolton has been CFO at Mayo Clinic since 2003. He previously served as CFO at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Marc Boom, MD. President and CEO of The Methodist Hospital System (Houston). Dr. Boom has served as president and CEO of The Methodist Hospital System since January 2012. He was previously executive vice president of Methodist Hospital in Houston for seven years.
Barry "Skipper" Bondurant. Administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City (Tenn.). Mr. Bondurant joined Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City as administrator and CEO in 2012. He previously served as administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton.
Marna P. Borgstrom. President and CEO of Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. Ms. Borgstrom joined Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1979 and became president and CEO in 2005.
Richard M. Bracken. Chairman and CEO of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Bracken joined HCA in 1981. He was named president and COO in 2002 and became president and CEO in January 2009.
Tammie Brailsford, RN. Executive Vice President and COO of MemorialCare Health System (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Ms. Brailsford has held her current position since 2003, overseeing the system's electronic medical record adoption and implementing wellness initiatives and Lean management techniques.
Richard Breon. President and CEO of Spectrum Health System (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Mr. Breon has led Spectrum Health since 2000 with more than 35 years of healthcare administration experience, including time at the helm of St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center in Evansville, Ind., and Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
Ruth W. Brinkley. CEO of KentuckyOne Health (Louisville, Ky.). Ms. Brinkley was named CEO of KentuckyOne in January 2012. The organization formed that same month from the merger of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare in Louisville and Saint Joseph Health System in Lexington.
Lynn Britton. President and CEO of Mercy (Chesterfield, Mo.). After joining Sisters of Mercy in 1992, Mr. Britton was named to the top post of the organization in January 2009. He held other leadership positions in the system throughout his career, including senior vice president.
Craig Broman. President of St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital. In addition to his role as head of St. Cloud Hospital, Mr. Broman is ex-officio of the CentraCare Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of St. Cloud Hospital's parent company, St. Cloud, Minn.-based CentraCare Health System.
David Bronson, MD. CEO of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals (Cleveland). Dr. Bronson has been with Cleveland Clinic since 1992. He practices internal medicine on the main campus of the clinic and also serves as chairman of the board of governors of the American College of Physicians.
Dave Brooks. CEO of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (Wash.). Prior to Mr. Brooks' current role, he was COO of Central DuPage Health in Winfield, Ill. He has also served executive leadership roles at CHRISTUS Health in Irving, Texas, Lovelace Health System in Albuquerque and Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
Michael Browder. President and CEO of Essent Healthcare (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Browder has worked with Essent Healthcare since 2001, shortly after Essent acquired its first hospital. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as executive vice president and CFO.
George J. Brown, MD. President and CEO of Legacy Health (Portland, Ore.). Dr. Brown, a gastroenterologist, became president and CEO of Legacy Health in August 2008. He previously served as COO of Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System.
Warren S. Browner, MD. CEO of California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco). In addition to leading CPMC, Dr. Browner is an adjunct professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine.
W. Michael Bryant. President and CEO of Centra (Lynchburg, Va.). Mr. Bryant joined Centra in June 2011 from Peoria, Ill.-based Methodist Health Services Corp., which he led as president and CEO since 1999. He previously served as president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (N.J.) for 10 years.
Janice Burger. CEO of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (Portland, Ore.). Ms. Burger has served as CEO since 2005. She has been working for Providence Health System, also based in Portland, Ore., since 1986.
Michael Burnett. President and Chief Administrative Officer of Piedmont Fayette Hospital (Fayetteville, Ga.). Mr. Burnett assumed his position as president of Piedmont Fayette in July 2012. He previously served as the hospital's COO since 2008.
Peter W. Butler. President and COO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Mr. Butler served as executive vice president and COO of Rush University Medical Center for six years before being promoted to president and COO in 2010.
Gary S. Campbell. President and CEO of Centura Health (Englewood, Colo.). Mr. Campbell has served as president and CEO of Centura Health since July 2008.
Vincent C. Caponi. CEO of St. Vincent Health (Indianapolis). Mr. Caponi joined St. Vincent Health in September 1998, when the system was formed. He previously served as president and CEO of St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Ala.
William F. Carpenter III. Chairman and CEO of LifePoint Hospitals (Brentwood, Tenn.). Mr. Carpenter served as CEO of the company since 2006 and assumed his title as chairman of the board in 2010.
W. Larry Cash. CFO of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). Mr. Cash joined CHS in 1997 with more than 35 years of prior healthcare experience. He formerly held senior-level financial positions with Columbia/HCA Healthcare, Humana and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Alan H. Channing. President and CEO of Sinai Health System (Chicago). In addition to leading Sinai Health, Mr. Channing serves as the chair of the Illinois Hospital Association Board of Trustees for 2012.
Randal "Randy" Christophel. President and CEO of IU Health Goshen (Ind.). Mr. Christophel has led IU Health Goshen since February 2012. He previously served as CFO and COO of the hospital in his 17-year tenure.
Jack Cleary. CEO of Vanguard West Suburban Hospital (Oak Park, Ill.). Mr. Cleary became CEO of West Suburban Medical Center in 2010. He previously served as president of North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio.
Joan M. Coffman. President and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital (Chippewa Falls, Wis.). Ms. Coffman was named to lead St. Joseph's in March 2010. She previously served as the hopsital's COO for two years.
Michael D. Connelly. President and CEO of Catholic Health Partners (Cincinnati). Mr. Connelly has served as president and CEO since 1995. Prior to joining CHP, Mr. Connelly was regional executive and CEO of Daughters of Charity National Health System in Los Altos Hills, Calif.
Steven J. Corwin, MD. President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York). Dr. Corwin assumed his current responsibilities in June 2011. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Dr. Corwin served as executive vice president and COO of the hospital, a position he held since 2005.
Toby Cosgrove, MD. CEO of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Cosgrove joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1975 and became chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery in 1989. He is also chair of Cleveland Clinic's board of governors in addition to his role as president and CEO.
J. Michael Cowling. CEO of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Medical Center. Mr. Cowling previously served as a division vice president of Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Associates and CEO of Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lititz, Pa., and Lancaster (Pa.) Regional Medical Center.
Gordon Crabtree. CFO of University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (Salt Lake City). Mr. Crabtree has been University of Utah Hospitals since 2002. He previously worked with the Salt Lake Olympic Committee as the managing director of finance during the 2002 games.
Darcy Craven. CEO of Carolinas Hospital System (Florence, S.C.). Mr. Craven, who previously served as interim CEO and COO Carolinas Hospital System, was named CEO in July 2012.
Kathleen Crawford. COO of Ashtabula (Ohio) County Medical Center. Ms. Crawford has been COO of the hospital, which is an affiliate with Cleveland Clinic, since February 2010.
Susan Croushore. President and CEO of The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati). Before leading the 555-bed Christ Hospital, Ms. Croushore previously served as CEO of Jeanes Hospital-Temple University Health System in Philadelphia.
Kelly E. Curry. CFO of Health Management Associates (Naples, Fla.). Mr. Curry has served as executive vice president and CFO since January 2010. He was previously the company's chief administrative officer and COO.
Andrew Davis. President of Carney Hospital (Dorchester, Mass.). Mr. Davis previously served as CEO of Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville, N.C., and as CEO of Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet, N.C.
Kenneth L. Davis, MD. President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City). Prior to becoming CEO in 2003, Dr. Davis spent 15 years as chair of Mount Sinai's department of psychiatry and later served as dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine from 2003 to 2007 in addition to the CEO role.
Lloyd H. Dean. President and CEO of Catholic Healthcare West (San Francisco). Mr. Dean joined CHW in June 2000. He previously served as executive vice president and COO of Oak Brook, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care.
Ralph de la Torre, MD. Chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care System (Boston). Dr. de la Torre, a former cardiac surgeon, became president and CEO of Caritas Christi Health Care System in April 2008. The system was acquired by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management and renamed Steward Health Care System in late 2010.
Kyle DeFur. President of St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Mr. DeFur has served as president since December 2007. He also heads St. Vincent Women's Hospital, St. Vincent Stress Center and Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent.
Faye Deich, RN. COO of Sacred Heart Hospital (Eau Claire, Wis.). Ms. Deich previously served as CNO of Sacred Heart Hospital before assuming her current responsibilities as COO.
Robert A. DeMichiei. Senior Vice President and CFO of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Mr. DeMichiei has been senior vice president and CFO of UPMC since 2004. He previously held various financial leadership roles at General Electric and worked for PwC for 10 years.
Jackie DeSouza. CEO of Lee's Summit (Mo.) Medical Center. Ms. DeSouza was named CEO of Lee's Summit Medical Center November 2011 and previously served as COO of Kansas City, Mo.-based Research Medical Center.
Dick Dixon. CFO of Scott & White Healthcare (Temple, Texas). Mr. Dixon was named CFO in March 2012. He previously served as senior vice president of financial operations, and also serves as COO of Scott & White properties.
Michael J. Dowling. President and CEO of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (Manhasset, N.Y.). Mr. Dowling became president and CEO of North Shore-LIJ in January 2002 and previously worked as the health system's executive vice president and COO.
Michael E. Duggan. CEO of Detroit Medical Center. Mr. Duggan was named CEO in January 2004, and under his tenure, the hospital made its first profit since 1997, transitioned to an electronic medical record and was named the main healthcare provider for major Detroit sports teams.
Victor J. Dzau, MD. President and CEO of Duke University Health System (Durham, N.C.). Dr. Dzau, a cardiologist, has been chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and president and CEO of Duke University Health System since 2004.
Ann Errichetti, MD. CEO of St. Peter's Hospital (Albany, N.Y.). Dr. Errichetti was named CEO of St. Peter's Hospital in June 2012. She has served since 2009 as president of Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill.
Duane L. Erwin. CEO of Aspirus (Wausau, Wis.). Mr. Erwin has served as president and CEO of Aspirus, which operates five hospitals and 35 community-based clinics, since 2006.
Cole C. Eslyn. President and CEO of Oklahoma University Medical Center (Oklahoma City). Mr. Eslyn has led Oklahoma University Medical Center since April 2007 and was previously CEO of St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas.
Melinda Estes, MD. CEO of Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.). Dr. Estes was named CEO of Saint Luke's Health System in June 2011 and previously served as president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt.
Daniel F. Evans, Jr., JD. President and CEO of Indiana University Health (Indianapolis). Mr. Evans was named to lead IU Health in November 2002. Before then, he was a partner with law firm Baker & Daniels.
Scott Evans. CEO of Keck Hospital of University of Southern California (Los Angeles). Mr. Evans was named to lead Keck Hospital and serve as CEO of USC Norris Cancer Hospital in July 2012. He had served as interim CEO since January 2012.
Brian Ewert, MD. President of Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic. Dr. Ewert, a nephrologist, was named president in January 2012. He previously served as the clinic's secretary from 2009 onward and was chairman of the nephrology department.
Sean M. Fadale. CEO of Community Memorial Hospital (Hamilton, N.Y.). Mr. Fadale assumed the CEO post in August 2012. He previously served as president of operations for Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, N.Y.
Pat Farrell. CEO of Henrico Doctors' Hospital (Richmond, Va.). In addition to his role as CEO, Mr. Farrell is the market leader for the Central Virginia market of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America's Capital Division.
David T. Feinberg, MD. President of UCLA Health System (Los Angeles). Dr. Feinberg has served as CEO and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health since 2007. He previously served as medical director of UCLA's Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and head of the NPH Faculty Practice Group.
Joseph G. Felkner. CFO of Health First (Rockledge, Fla.). Mr. Felkner was named CFO in April 2012. He previously served as CFO of the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa.
Rick Ferguson. CEO of Oklahoma Surgical Hospital (Tulsa, Okla.). Mr. Ferguson leads this 76-bed, physician-owned hospital, which opened in July 2001 as the Orthopedic Hospital of Oklahoma and became Oklahoma Surgical Hospital in 2007.
Trevor Fetter. President and CEO of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas). Mr. Fetter joined Tenet in 1995 and served in various executive positions, including executive vice president and CFO, before becoming CEO in 2003.
Allan Fine. Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations for New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (New York City). Mr. Fine assumed his position with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, which is known as the country's first specialty hospital, in November 2007.
Peter S. Fine. President and CEO of Banner Health (Phoenix). Mr. Fine was named to lead Banner Health in November 2000. Prior to his appointment, he was executive vice president and COO for Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care.
Jim Fiorenzo. President of UPMC Hamot (Erie, Pa.). Before Mr. Fiorenzo assumed leadership of UPMC Hamot, he served as the hospital's COO and senior vice president of strategic and support services.
Georgia Fojtasek, RN. President and CEO of Allegiance Health (Jackson, Mich.). Ms. Fojtasek joined Allegiance in 1989. She served as senior vice president and COO until 1994, when she was named CEO and president.
Teri G. Fontenot. President and CEO of Women's Hospital (Baton Rouge, La.). Ms. Fontenot leads the only freestanding, non-profit women's hospital in the United States. She is also the 2012 chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees.
David Fox. President of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, Ill.). Mr. Fox joined Advocate Good Samaritan in 2003. He previously served as president of Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill.
Joe Freudenberger. CEO of OakBend Medical Center (Richmond, Texas). Mr. Freudenberger has served as CEO since 2008. He served as the CFO and then acting CEO before becoming permanent CEO.
Patrick Fry. President and CEO of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Mr. Fry joined Sutter Health in 1982 as an administrative resident at Sutter General Hospital, working his way up the ranks until he landed the position of president and CEO of the system.
Steven G. Gabbe, MD. CEO of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). Dr. Gabbe joined OSU in July 2008 as senior vice president for health sciences and CEO of The Ohio State University Medical Center.
J.P. Gallagher. President of Evanston (Ill.) Hospital. Mr. Gallagher joined Evanston's parent, NorthShore University HealthSystem, in 2002 from the administrative team of Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill.
Robert Garrett. President and CEO of Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Mr. Garrett has served as president and CEO of the 775-bed Hackensack University Medical Center since November 2009. Before then, Mr. Garrett served as the executive vice president and COO.
Stephen M. Gary. CFO of Akron (Ohio) General Health System. Mr. Gary began his role as CFO of Akron General Health System in January 2011. He previously served as senior vice president and CFO of St. Vincent Health System in Erie, Pa.
George Gaston. CEO of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital (Houston). Mr. Gaston assumed his position as CEO of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in January 2010. Prior to his current position, Mr. Gaston served as CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital for two years.
Steven C. Glass. CFO and Treasurer of Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Glass has been CFO of Cleveland Clinic since 2005. He is also CFO of Cleveland Clinic Health System.
Calvin Glidewell. CEO of Broward General Medical Center (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Mr. Glidewell was named CEO of Broward General and Chris Evert Children's Hospital in July 2011. He previously served as CEO of Imperial Point Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.
Joseph Golbus, MD. President of NorthShore Medical Group (Evanston, Ill.). Dr. Golbus joined NorthShore University HealthSystem as a practicing physician in 1987 and has led the system's physician group since 1998.
Larry M. Goldberg. President and CEO of Loyola University Health System (Maywood, Ill.). Mr. Goldberg was named to lead Loyola University Health in September 2011. He previously served as CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., for six years.
Richard Goldberg, MD. President of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Goldberg has spent his entire medical career working for Georgetown, from his residency to his tenure as CMO.
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