300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know - Pt. 3


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. He previously served as CEO of Inova Fairfax Hospital and Campus in Falls Church, Va.

David Pate, MD. President and CEO of St. Luke's Health System (Boise, Idaho). Dr. Pate was named president and CEO in 2009. He previously served as CEO of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, an unrelated institution in Houston.

Ken Paulus. President and CEO of Allina Health (Minneapolis). Mr. Paulus became Allina Health's president and CEO in 2009. Before then, he served as the system's COO.

Ronald Paulus, MD. CEO of Mission Health System (Asheville, N.C.). Dr. Paulus became CEO in September 2010. Before then, he served five years at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Penn., as executive vice president of clinical operations and chief innovation officer.

Susan Peach. CEO of HighPoint Health System (Gallatin, Tenn.). Ms. Peach became CEO in July 2012. She most recently served as CNO of the delta division of Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Hospitals' Hospital Support Center.

William M. Peacock, III. Chief of Operations for Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Peacock joined Cleveland Clinic in 2005 after serving 24 years with the U.S. Navy's Civil Engineer Corps, which oversees construction at naval bases around the world.

Megan Perry. President of Sentara Potomac Hospital (Woodbridge, Va.). Ms. Perry was named hospital president and vice president for Sentara's Northern Virginia market in July 2010. She began her career at Sentara in 1990 as an administrative resident.

Judith M Persichilli, RN. President and CEO of Catholic Health East (Newtown Square, Pa.). Ms. Persichilli has served as president and CEO since December 2009. She came to the system in 2003 as executive vice president of Catholic Health East's Mid-Atlantic Division.

Ora H. Pescovitz, MD. CEO of University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor). Appointed in 2009, Dr. Pescovitz is the first woman to serve as CEO of the University of Michigan Health System.

Ronald R. Peterson. President of The Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). Mr. Peterson has been president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital since 1996 and president of The Johns Hopkins Health System since 1997. He joined the system in 1973 as an administrative resident.

Bonnie Phipps. President and CEO of St. Agnes Healthcare (Baltimore). Ms. Phipps joined St. Agnes in 2006. Before then, she served as president and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta.

Wright Pinson, MD. CEO of Vanderbilt Health System (Nashville, Tenn.).
In addition to his role as CEO, Dr. Pinson is chief of staff at Vanderbilt University Hospital and chairman of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Medical Board.

Karen Poole. Vice President and COO of the Boca Raton (Fla.) Regional Hospital. Ms. Poole, who was appointed COO in 2008, has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare.

John T. Porter, JD. President and CEO of Avera Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Mr. Porter has served as president and CEO since 1989. Before then, he served as executive vice president of the system for five years and as associate general counsel for 11 years.

Andrea Price. CEO of the Mercy Northern Region (Toledo, Ohio). Ms. Price has led Mercy since August 2010. Before then, she served as COO of the seven-hospital system.

Thomas Priselac. President and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System (Los Angeles). Mr. Priselac has been with Cedars-Sinai since 1979, serving as CEO since 1994.

Edward Prunchunas. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Mr. Prunchunas has held his position since 1998. He previously served as CFO at Northridge (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center.

Mary Prybylo. President and CEO of St. Joseph Healthcare and St. Joseph Hospital (Bangor, Maine). Ms. Prybylo was named to the helm of St. Joseph in July 2012. She previously served as COO of Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital Health Center.

Robert W. Pryor, MD. President and CEO of Scott & White Healthcare (Temple, Texas). Dr. Pryor began his tenure as leader of Scott & White in April 2011. He previously served as CMO and COO.

Bill Pugh. Senior Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of PinnacleHealth (Harrisburg, Pa.). Mr. Pugh began his tenure as senior vice president, treasurer and CFO in December 2007. He has been a major part of hospitals and health systems across the country since 1978, when he was the director of finance of Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix.

Joseph A. Quagliata. President and CEO of South Nassau Communities Hospital (Oceanside, N.Y.). Mr. Quagliata was named president and CEO of South Nassau Communities Hospital in 1998. He is stepping down at the end of 2012 and will be succeeded by Richard J. Murphy.

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

Michael Reney. CFO of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Faulkner Hospital (Boston). Mr. Reney joined Brigham and Women's in 1990 and has served as the hospital's CFO since May 2008.

James R. Renna. Executive Vice President and CFO of Steward Health Care System (Boston). Mr. Renna joined Steward from Cerberus Capital Management, where he served as a senior operations executive and business lead.

Stephen C. Reynolds. President and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care (Memphis). Mr. Reynolds began his career with Baptist Memorial Health Care in 1971 as an administrative resident. He assumed his post as president and CEO of the system in 1994.

Tim Rice. CEO of Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.).
Mr. Rice assumed his current title in April 2012, shifting the role of president to Terry Atkin. He originally served as president and CEO from 2004 onward, and as COO from 2001 to 2004.

Mimi Roberson. President and CEO of Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (Denver). Ms. Roberson assumed her post as CEO in 2000. Before coming to Denver, she was CEO of Women's and Children's Hospital and the Medical Center of Southwest Louisiana, both in Lafayette.

Jeffrey A. Romoff. President and CEO of UPMC (Pittsburgh). Mr. Romoff has served as UPMC's president since 1992 and as CEO since 2006. He began his career at University of Pittsburgh in 1973.

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

David Ross. President and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital (Nashua, N.H.). Mr. Ross was named president and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital in May 2010. He came to New Hampshire from Barnes-Jewish St. Peters (Miss.) Hospital, where he served as president.

Richard K. Rothberger. Corporate Executive Vice President and CFO for Scripps Health (San Diego). Mr. Rothberger, who has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, has held his current position since August 2001.

Michael T. Rowan. Executive Vice President and COO of Catholic Health Initiatives (Denver). Mr. Rowan joined CHI in March 2004. Before then, he served as executive vice president and COO of St. John Health in Detroit.

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 Janury 2011. He was previously COO of the 832-bed UCLA Health System in Los Angeles.

Dawn Rudolph. President and CEO of Saint Thomas Hospital (Nashville, Tenn.). Ms. Rudolph assumed her position as president and CEO of 541-bed Saint Thomas Hospital in November 2010. Before then, she served as CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Kathryn Ruscitto. President and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center (Syracuse, N.Y.).
Ms. Ruscitto began her tenure as president and CEO in January 2011. She has worked with St. Joseph's since 2001, serving as senior vice president for strategic development and governmental affairs.

Michael E. Russell, II, MD. President of Physician Hospitals of America (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Russell, a spine surgeon, is president of the board of directors for the national trade organization representing physician-owned hospitals.

Valinda Rutledge. President of Jewish Hospital, KentuckyOne Health Louisville Market Leader (Louisville, Ky.). Ms. Rutledge was named to her current post in July 2012. She came from CMS, where she served as the director of Patient Care Models Group for the Center for Innovation. Ms. Rutledge previously spent time as CEO of CaroMont Health in Gastonia, N.C., and Bon Secours Saint Francis Health System in Greenville, S.C.

Lee Sacks, MD. Executive Vice President, CMO of Advocate Health Care and CEO of Advocate Physician Partners (Oak Brook, Ill.). Dr. Sacks has served as CEO of Advocate Physician Partners since it was founded in 1995. He assumed his additional responsibilities as executive vice president and CMO in 1997.

Ernie Sadau. President and CEO of Christus Health (Irving, Texas).
Mr. Sadau assumed the role of president and CEO of Christus Health in March 2011. He joined the system as senior vice president of patient and resident care operations in 2006, becoming senior vice president and COO in 2008.

Thomas J. Sadvary. President and CEO of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare.
Mr. Sadvary joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 1986 as an administrator. He has served as CEO of the system since June 2005.

Steven M. Safyer, MD. President and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center (New York). Dr. Safyer was named president and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center in January 2008. Prior to his current appointment, he was the senior vice president and CMO of Montefiore for 10 years.

Todd Salnas. President of St. Joseph Health-Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, Calif.). Mr. Salnas was named president in July 2012. He previously served as executive vice president and COO of the system. 

Anthony A. Scaduto, MD. President and CEO of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Scaduto began his tenure as president and CEO in March 2012. He also serves as executive vice chair for the department of orthopaedic surgery at University of California Los Angeles in addition to other clinical leadership roles.

Judy Schanel. President of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital (Greensboro, N.C.). Ms. Schanel was named president of the hospital and executive vice president of Moses Cone Health System in August 2010. Previously, she was vice president and service line administrator for Cone Memorial Hospital.

Nancy Schlichting. President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System (Detroit). Ms. Schlichting has served as CEO of Henry Ford Health since 2003. She joined the system in 1998 as senior vice president and chief administrative officer, later becoming executive vice president and COO before her current post.

Kevin Schoeplein. CEO of OSF Healthcare (Peoria, Ill.). Mr. Schoeplein was named CEO of OSF Healthcare, which is associated with the The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, in May 2011. His career with the Sisters has spanned 33 years.

Joseph A. Scopelliti, MD. President and CEO of Guthrie Health (Sayre, Pa.). Dr. Scopelliti, a practicing gastroenterologist, joined Guthrie Clinic in Sayre in 1984. He also serves as chairman of the Guthrie Graduate Medical Education Committee.

Michael Shabot, MD. CMO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Houston).
Dr. Shabot, who is board certified in general surgery and surgery critical care, is also an adjunct professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He previously served as the system's chief quality officer.

Steven Shapiro, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Before joining UPMC in 2006, Dr. Shapiro served as chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Terry D. Shaw. CFO and COO of Adventist Health System (Altamonte Springs, Fla.). With more than $7.3 billion in revenues across hospitals in 10 states, Mr. Shaw oversees the finances of one of the largest faith-based health systems in the country.

John A. Shelton, Jr. President and CEO of DeKalb Medical Center (Decatur, Ga.).
Mr. Shelton assumed his role as president and CEO in October 2011. He formerly served as the hospital's executive vice president and COO before a hiatus to serve at Mobile Infirmary, Alabama's largest non-profit hospital.

Mark Shields, MD. Vice President of Advocate Healthcare (Oakbrook, Ill.). Dr. Mark Shields is senior medical director for Advocate Physician Partners and vice president of medical management for Advocate Health Care. Mr. Shields oversees all clinical functions related to 4,000 physicians aligned with Advocate hospitals.

Douglas Silverstein. President of Glenbrook (Ill.) Hospital. Mr. Silverstein has been with NorthShore University HealthSystem since 1992.

Knox Singleton. CEO of Inova Health System (Falls Church, Va.). Mr. Singleton was named to lead Inova in 1984, when it was still called the Fairfax Hospital Association. Before joining Inova, he served as hospital director for the Hershey Medical Center of Pennsylvania State University in Hershey.

Sherrie Sitarik. President and CEO of Orlando (Fla.) Health. Ms. Sitarik was named to lead Orlando Health in February 2010. She previously served as executive vice president and chief strategy officer.

James H. Skogsbergh. President and CEO of Advocate Health Care (Oak Brook, Ill.). Mr. Skogsbergh has held several leadership positions throughout his career, including executive vice president of the Des Moines-based Iowa Health System and president and CEO of Iowa Methodist, Iowa Lutheran and Blank Children's hospitals.

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

Daniel Slipkovich, CEO of Capella Healthcare (Brentwood, Tenn.). Mr. Slipkovich, who has more than 30 years of hospital experience, co-founded Capella Healthcare in 2005.

Wayne Smith. President and CEO of Community Health Systems (Brentwood, Tenn.).
Mr. Smith has led CHS since 1997. Before then, Mr. Smith 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.

Charles W. Sorenson, MD. President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Before he assumed his current position as 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 in January 2011. He has served as CEO at other hospitals in the past, including Park Plaza Hospital in Houston and Tenet's Meadowcrest Hospital in Gretna, La.

Rulon Stacey, PhD. CEO of Poudre Valley Health System (Fort Collins, Colo.). Dr. Stacey came to Poudre Valley Health to assume the CEO post in 1996. Under his tenure, the system earned the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Richard J. Statuto. President and CEO of Bon Secours Health System (Marriottsville, Md.).
Mr. Statuto has led the non-profit, Catholic system since 2005. He first joined Bon Secours in 1987 as vice president of planning and marketing before leaving in 1990 to work for St. Joseph Health System in Orange, Calif.

Glenn Steele, Jr., MD. President and CEO of Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.). Dr. Steele has led Geisinger since 2001. Before then, he served as vice president for medical affairs, dean of Pritzker School of Medicine and professor in the department of surgery at University of Chicago.

Robert Steigmeyer. CEO of Community Medical Center (Scranton, Pa.). Mr. Steigmeyer was named CEO in July 2010. Prior to his current appointment, he served as senior vice president of operations and finance for the 300-bed Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in Seattle.

Shelbourn Stevens. President of Brunswick Novant Medical Center (Bolivia, N.C.). Mr. Stevens was named to lead Brunswick Novant in June 2012. He served as interim president since March 2012 and previously served as senior director of operations.

Thomas L. "Tim" Stover, MD. President and CEO of Akron (Ohio) General Health System. Dr. Stover became president and CEO of Akron General in February 2012. Previously, Dr. Stover was the president of Akron General's outpatient services and has been with the organization since 1993.

Alan Strauss. Executive Vice President and CFO of Carondelet Health Network (Tucson, Ariz.). Mr. Strauss officially joined Carondelet Health Network in April 2012. He spent the previous six years as CFO of Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tenn.

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

David Strong. President of Rex Healthcare (Raleigh, N.C.). Mr. Strong was named to lead Rex Healthcare in 2004. Since then, Rex has earned Magnet nursing status from the American Nurses Association and also opened a state-of-the-art surgery center with digital operating rooms.

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

Joseph R. Swedish. President and CEO of Trinity Health (Novi, Mich.). Mr. Swedish was named president and CEO of Trinity Health in December 2004. Prior to this appointment, he served at the helm of Centura Health in Englewood, Colo.

Ronald W. Swinfard, MD. CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Dr. Swinfard has served as CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network since November 2010. He previously served as CMO of the health network.

Michael C. Tarwater. CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.). Mr. Tarwater has led Carolinas for 10 years. He first joined the system in 1981 after spending time as an assistant administrator with University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham.

Anthony Tersigni. President and CEO of Ascension Health Alliance (St. Louis). Mr. Tersigni was named president and CEO of Ascension Health Alliance in January 2012. Before this appointment, he served as president and CEO of Ascension Health since June 2004.

Warner Thomas. CEO of Ochsner Health System (New Orleans). Mr. Thomas was named CEO of Ochsner Health System in May 2012, which will become effective in September. He previously served as president and COO of the health system.

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. Prior to this appointment, he served as president and COO.

Robert Thornton, Jr. President and CEO of SunLink Health Systems (Atlanta). Mr. Thornton has led SunLink Health Systems as CEO since 1998 and as president since 1996. Prior to that, Mr. Thornton was the company's CFO.

Peggy Troy, RN, MSN. CEO of Children's Hospital and Health System (Milwaukee).
Ms. Troy has served as CEO of Children's Hospital and Health System since October 2008. She was previously COO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn.

Nick Turkal, MD. President and CEO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee).
Dr. Turkal has served as president and CEO of Aurora Health Care since 2007. He previously served as a senior vice president and president of Aurora's metro region, where he oversaw the operations of Aurora's facilities and services in the Milwaukee area.

Richard Umbdenstock. President and CEO of American Hospital Association (Washington, D.C.). Mr. Umbdenstock became president and CEO of AHA, which represents more than 5,000 member hospitals, in January 2007.

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

Margaret Van Bree, CEO. St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (Houston). Before Ms. Van Bree joined St. Luke's in 2009, she served as senior vice president and COO at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison.

Chris Van Gorder. President and CEO of Scripps Health (San Diego). Mr. Van Gorder has led Scripps Health, a five-hospital system, since 2000.

David Vandewater. President and CEO of Ardent Health Services (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Vandewater has been with Ardent since 2001, when he started as chairman and later became president and CEO. Before Ardent, he served as president and COO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America.

Anita S. Vaughn, RN. Administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women (Memphis, Tenn.). Ms. Vaughn has been with Baptist Memorial Health Care for more than 30 years and became the lead planner and developer of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women in 1998.

Kevin Vermeer. Executive Vice President, CFO and Chief Strategy Officer of Iowa Health System (Des Moines). Mr. Vermeer was named executive vice president and CFO in 2009. He previously served as CFO for Trinity Regional Health System in Rock Island, Ill.

Paul S. Viviano. CEO of University of California San Diego Health System. Mr. Viviano officially started his tenure as CEO of UC San Diego Health System, as well as associate vice chancellor for health science, in June 2012. Other prior healthcare positions include president and CEO of USC University Hospital and USC/Norris Cancer Hospital.  

Michael Vivoda. CEO of Cadence Health (Winfield, Ill.). Mr. Vivoda became president and CEO of Cadence Health July 2012. He previously served as president of Cadence Health's flagship hospital, Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.  

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

Gary E. Weiss. CFO of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.).
As executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of NorthShore University HealthSystem, Mr. Weiss also handles CFO duties for Evanston Hospital. Before coming to NorthShore in 2001, Mr. Weiss spent more than 25 years in banking and financial services.

Carl Whitmer. President and CEO of IASIS Healthcare (Franklin, Tenn.). Mr. Whitmer has nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership. Before assuming the CEO role in 2010, he served as IASIS' CFO from 2001 onward.  

Anthony D. Whittemore, MD. CMO at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Dr. Whittemore has served as CMO at Brigham and Women's Hospital since 1999. He joined the hospital's medical staff in 1976 and held various leadership roles before assuming his current position.

Robert Wiebe, MD. CMO for Dignity Health (San Francisco).
Dr. Wiebe assumed his current position with Catholic Health West, now known as Dignity Health, in May 2008.

Guy R. Wiebking. President and CEO of Provena Health (Mokena, Ill.). When Provena formed in 1997, Mr. Wiebking became involved with the board of directors as a charter member. Throughout his tenure at Provena, he has served in various leadership capacities, including chair of the board from 2002 to 2006.

Stephen A. Williams. President and CEO of Norton Healthcare (Louisville, Ky.). Mr. Williams has been with Norton since 1977 and has served as president and CEO since 1993.

Nicholas Wolter, MD. CEO of Billings (Mont.) Clinic.
Dr. Wolter leads Billings Clinic, which operates a 272-bed hospital, physician group practice, nursing home and research division.

Dan Wolterman. President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Houston). Mr. Wolterman has led Memorial Hermann, the state's largest non-profit healthcare system, since 2002. He has more than 30 years of healthcare experience.   

Terry Woodbeck. CEO of Tulsa (Okla.) Spine and Specialty Hospital.
Mr. Woodbeck has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, with time spent in physician practice management, clinic administration and health finance research. He joined Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital after serving as CEO at Oklahoma Spine and Brain Institute, also in Tulsa, for four years.

Robert Wyllie, MD. Chief Medical Operations Officer of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Wyllie was named CMOO in April 2011. He previously served as institute chair for Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, on Cleveland Clinic's board of governors and on the board of trustees for the Clinic's Fairview and Lutheran hospitals, both in Cleveland.

Tom Zenty III. CEO of University Hospitals (Cleveland). Mr. Zenty has served as CEO since March 2003. Prior to assuming leadership of the system, Mr. Zenty was executive vice president for clinical care services and COO of Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles.






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