300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know

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Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to present the following list of "300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know."

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.


Steven Goldstein. CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital (Rochester, N.Y.). Along with his role as president and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital, Mr. Goldstein is vice president of University of Rochester Medical Center and president and CEO of Highland Hospital.

Arthur Gonzalez. CEO of Denver Health. Mr. Gonzalez was named CEO in July 2012. He previously served as CEO of Hennepin Healthcare System in Minneapolis.

Larry J. Goodman, MD. President and CEO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Dr. Goodman, an internist, has been president and CEO of Rush University Medical Center since 2002. He oversees the "Rush Transformation," a $1 billion rebuilding project expected to be completed by 2016.

Brett Gosney, CEO of Animas Surgical Hospital (Durango, Colo.).
Mr. Gosney has a diverse background in healthcare, spanning more than 28 years. He is the immediate past president of Physician Hospitals of America, a Sioux Falls, S.D.-based trade group that represents physician-owned hospitals

Gary Gottlieb, MD. President and CEO of Partners HealthCare (Boston). Dr. Gottlieb, a psychiatrist, has been president and CEO of Partners since January 2010.

Howard R. Grant, JD, MD. President and CEO of Lahey Clinic (Burlington, Mass.).
Dr. Grant was previously executive vice president and CMO at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.

Pauline Grant. CEO of Broward Health North (Deerfield Beach, Fla.). Ms. Grant has led the 409-bed Broward Health North since 2003. She previously served as vice president of ambulatory services for Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health.

Barbara Greene. President of Franciscan Physicians Hospital (Munster, Ind.).
Ms. Greene has served in various healthcare executive roles, including Saint Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers in Hammond, Ind., and Provena's St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, Ill.

Robert I. Grossman, MD. CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). In addition to leading the medical center, Dr. Grossman is dean of the NYU School of Medicine. He joined NYU in 2001 as chairman of the department of radiology.

Dean Gruner, MD. President and CEO of ThedaCare (Appleton, Wis.). Dr. Gruner, a family physician, is president and CEO of ThedaCare and oversees ThedaCare's hospitals throughout central Wisconsin.

Joseph Guarracino. Senior Vice President and CFO of The Brooklyn (N.Y.) Hospital Center.
Mr. Guarracino oversees the financial health of this 464-bed hospital.

Jesse P. Hall. President of NorthShore Highland Park (Ill.) Hospital.
Mr. Hall joined the staff of NorthShore University HealthSystem in 2002 as senior vice president of Evanston (Ill.) Hospital. He previously held administrative positions with Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.

Michael Halter. CEO of Hahnemann University Hospital (Philadelphia). Mr. Halter has held his position at Hahnemann, a 478-bed academic medical center operated by Tenet Healthcare, since 1999.

George C. Halvorson. Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Mr. Halvorson leads one of the largest non-profit health plan and hospital system in the United States, generating more than $47 billion every year in revenue.

Richard Hammett. CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora (Colo.) and Centennial Medical Plaza. Mr. Hammett assumed his current title in August 2012. He previously served as COO of St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas.

Ken Hanover. President and CEO of Northeast Health System (Beverly, Mass.). Mr. Hanover serves as president and CEO of Northeast and executive vice president corporate development and chief strategy officer for Lahey Health System. Northeast affiliated with Lahey Clinic, a physician-led group practice, in May 2012 to form Lahey Health System, which acts as the governing body over Northeast Health and Lahey Clinic.

Misty Hansen. CFO of University of Arizona Health Network (Tucson). Ms. Hansen was Tucson, Ariz.-based UA Health Network's chief accounting officer before being named CFO in January 2010.

John P. Harney. President and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora).
Mr. Harney has served as president and CEO since March 2012 after having served as the hospital's COO since 2008.

Dean M. Harrison. President and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Chicago).
Mr. Harrison has played an integral role in developing Northwestern Medicine, a joint strategic plan between Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He joined Northwestern Memorial in 1998 as senior vice president of corporate operations.

Douglas D. Hawthorne. CEO of Texas Health Resources (Arlington).
Mr. Hawthorne leads this network of 12 acute-care hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Robert J. Henkel. President and CEO of Ascension Health (St. Louis). Prior to his appointment as president and CEO, Mr. Henkel served as executive vice president of Ascension Health Alliance, parent company of Ascension Health.

Cathryn Hibbs. CEO of Deaconess Hospital (Oklahoma City). Before serving as CEO of Deaconess Hospital, Ms. Hibbs held various positions within the for-profit hospital industry, including division vice president of operations for Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems.

Mairead Hickey, RN, PhD. COO of Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Dr. Hickey became executive vice president and COO of Brigham and Women's in September 2010 and previously served as CNO and senior vice president of patient care services.

James Hinton. President and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare (Albuquerque). Mr. Hinton has been with Presbyterian since 1983 and is the longest-tenured healthcare CEO in the state, having held the position since July 1995.

Rodney Hochman, MD. Group President of Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.). Dr. Hochman, a rheumatologist, serves as one of two group presidents for Providence's five-state system. He accepted the position in February 2012 after Providence and Seattle-based Swedish Health Services announced an affiliation agreement. Dr. Hochman previously was president and CEO of Swedish for more than four years.

M. Michelle Hood. President and CEO of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (Brewer, Maine). Ms. Hood heads the seven-hospital Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems. Previously, she was CEO of St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Mont., and associate hospital director at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Lars Houmann. President and CEO of Florida Hospital (Orlando).
Mr. Houmann has been president and CEO of Florida Hospital, a 1,972-bed acute-care facility, since 1993.

Constance A. Howes, JD. President and CEO of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (Providence). Ms. Howes previously served as executive vice president and COO of Women & Infants and was formerly vice president and general counsel for Providence-based Care New England.

Michael D. Israel. President and CEO of Westchester Medical Center (Valhalla, N.Y.). Mr. Israel was named president and CEO of Westchester Medical Center in 2007. He has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and served as interim president and CEO for the hospital for two years before his permanent appointment.

Catherine Jacobson. President and CEO of Froedtert Health (Milwaukee). Ms. Jacobson assumed her leadership position as president and CEO in July 2012. She was named president of the system in 2011 after joining the system in 2010 as executive vice president of finance and strategy.

Reynold J. Jennings. President and CEO of WellStar Health System (Atlanta).
Mr. Jennings joined WellStar in August 2011 with more than 35 years of executive experience in hospital operations. He previously served as COO of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare for four years.

Donald L. Jernigan. President and CEO of Adventist Health System (Altamonte Springs, Fla.).
Mr. Jernigan overseas Adventist facilities in 10 states, along with 43,300 employees and more than 8,700 physicians. He was previously executive vice president of Adventist and CEO of Florida Hospital in Orlando.

Deborah Carey Johnson. President and CEO of Eastern Maine Medical Center (Bangor). Ms. Johnson worked her way up the ladder at EMMC, starting as a staff nurse in the critical care unit before assuming her current role as president and CEO.

R. Milton Johnson. President and CFO of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Johnson served as executive vice president and CFO before assuming his current position in February 2011.

Laura Kaiser. COO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Ms. Kaiser was named Intermountain's executive vice president and COO in January 2012. She previously served as president and CEO of Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Fla., and Ministry Market Leader for the Gulf Coast/Florida region of Ascension Health.

Phillip M. Kambic. President and CEO of Riverside HealthCare (Kankakee, Ill.). Mr. Kambic assumed his leadership position in January 2006. He previously served as Riverside's senior vice president and COO.  

Gary S. Kaplan, MD. Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle). Dr. Kaplan has led Virginia Mason since 2000 and directed the system's Toyota Production System for healthcare management.

Chris Karam. President and CEO of CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System (Texarkana, Texas).
As CEO of the Catholic, non-profit St. Michael Health, Mr. Karam oversees more than 2,000 employees.

Tom Karl. President of Parkland Health Center (Farmington, Mo.). Mr. Karl has been serving as president of Parkland Health Center, a hospital with two locations in Missouri's St. Francois County, since 2008.

Kenneth P. Kates. CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City).
Mr. Kates was named CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in July 2008. He previously held administrative positions at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia as well as the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System.

Donna Katen-Bahensky. President and CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison). Before beginning her current role in February 2008, Ms. Katen-Bahensky held numerous executive positions at health systems, including the University of Iowa Health Care in Iowa City.

William A. Keaton. CEO of Baylor Medical Center at Frisco (Texas).
Mr. Keaton was appointed CEO of Baylor Medical Center at Frisco in 2001. He previously served as COO of River Region HealthCare System in Vicksburg, Miss., and CEO of Columbia Panhandle Surgical Hospital in Amarillo, Texas.

Robert A. Kent, DO. President and CEO of Summa Western Reserve Hospital (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio). In three years, Dr. Kent transformed a struggling community hospital into a successful physician-led institution with a $4.4 million profit in 2011.

Harris F. Koenig. President and CEO of San Antonio Community Hospital (Upland, Calif.). Mr. Koenig became CEO of San Antonio Community Hospital in June 2011. He previously served as CEO of Alvarado Hospital in San Diego for five years.

John Koster, MD. President and CEO of Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.). Dr. Koster has been president and CEO of Providence Health & Services since 2003 after joining the non-profit system in 1997.

Kelby K. Krabbenhoft. President and CEO of Sanford Health (Fargo, N.D., Sioux Falls, S.D.). Mr. Krabbenhoft joined Sanford Health in 1996 as president and became the health system's CEO in 1997. He has held executive positions in hospitals and health systems for more than 15 years.

Mark Krieger. Vice President and CFO of Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis).
Before taking over as vice president and CFO of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in March 2004, Mr. Krieger had more than 20 years of experience in finance and strategic planning in the bakery business.

Mark Laney, MD. President and CEO of Heartland Health (St. Joseph, Mo.). Dr. Laney joined Heartland Health in 2009 after serving for 15 years as president of the Cook Children's Physician Network at Cook Children's Health Care System.

Menachem Langer, MD. CEO of Cookeville (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center. Dr. Langer became permanent CEO in April 2011 after having served as interim CEO.

Phyllis Lantos. CFO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City). Mrs. Lantos joined the hospital in 2000 as senior vice president and CFO and took on the executive vice president and CFO title in 2007.  

Mark R. Laret. CEO of UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). Mr. Laret has been CEO of UCSF Medical Center, including UCSF Children's Hospital, since April 2000. Mr. Laret spearheaded plans to build the $1.5 billion UCSF hospital complex in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco, expected to open in 2014.

Robert J. Laskowski, MD. President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.).
Dr. Laskowski, a geriatrician, became president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System in 2003. Before joining the system, he was CMO of Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network in Allentown, Pa.

Bruce Lawrence. President and CEO of Integris Health (Oklahoma City). Mr. Lawrence joined Integris in 2001. He served as president of Integris' Baptist and Southwest Medical Centers in Oklahoma City and executive vice president and COO of the system before becoming CEO.

Bill Leaver. President and CEO of Iowa Health System (Des Moines). Mr. Leaver has led Iowa Health System since 2008. He previously served as president and CEO of Trinity Regional Health System in Rock Island, Ill., for seven years.

Mary Jo Lewis. CEO of Sumner Regional Medical Center (Gallatin, Tenn.). Ms. Lewis has been CEO of Sumner Regional Medical Center since August 2010. Before then, she served as CEO of Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Ky., for 11 years.

Richard Liekweg. President of Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). Mr. Liekweg assumed his post in September 2009. He previously served as CEO and associate vice chancellor for UCSD Medical Center in San Diego and spent more than 15 years at Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System.

Steven H. Lipstein. President and CEO of BJC HealthCare (St. Louis). Mr. Lipstein has served as president and CEO of BJC Healthcare, which includes Barnes-Jewish Hospital and 12 others, since 1999.

Steven N. Little. President and CEO of Agnesian HealthCare (Fond du Lac, Wis.). Mr. Little assumed his role as leader of Agnesian HealthCare in January 2012. He previously served as the organization's executive vice president.

Steven G. Littleson. President of Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune, N.J.).
In addition to his role as president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Mr. Littleson also serves as president of K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune.

Kevin E. Lofton. President and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives (Englewood, Colo.). Mr. Lofton has served as president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives since 2003. Prior to joining CHI, Mr. Lofton served as CEO of the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham.

Susan Nordstrom Lopez. President of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago). Ms. Nordstorm Lopez began her role as president in October 2003. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as president and CEO of St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point, Ind.

Roberta Luskin-Hawk, MD. CEO of Saint Joseph Hospital (Chicago). Dr. Luskin-Hawk, an infectious disease specialist, became CEO of 321-bed Saint Joseph Hospital of Chicago, part of Resurrection Health Care, in 2009.

James Mandell, MD. CEO of Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Mandell, a urologist, became CEO of Boston Children's Hospital in 2002.

Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD. President and CEO of Methodist Health System (Dallas).
Dr. Mansfield has served as president and CEO of Methodist Health System since 2006. Before joining Methodist, Dr. Mansfield served seven years as president and CEO of the five-hospital St. Vincent Health System based in Little Rock, Ark.

Peter Markell. CFO and Treasurer of Partners HealthCare (Boston). In addition to his roles of CFO and treasurer, Mr. Markell also serves as Partners' executive vice president of administration and finance.

Barbara J. Martin. President and CEO of Vista Health System (Waukegan, Ill.). Ms. Martin has served as president and CEO of Vista Health System since 2006. The system includes 407 beds on two campuses.

Charles Martin, Jr. Chairman and CEO of Vanguard Health Systems (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Martin has been Vanguard Health System's chairman and CEO since the company's establishment in 1997. He founded Vanguard Health Systems with colleagues from his former employer, OrNda.

Patricia Maryland, DrPH. President and CEO of St. John Providence Health System (Warren, Mich.). Dr. Maryland has led St. John Providence Health System since January 2008. She previously served as executive vice president and COO of St. Vincent Health.

Stephen R. Mason. President and CEO of BayCare Health System (Clearwater, Fla.).
Mr. Mason has served as president and CEO of BayCare since May 2004. He previously served as the senior executive vice president and COO of Texas Health Resources, headquartered in Arlington.

James E. May. CEO of Mercy Health (Cincinnati). Mercy Health includes six acute-care hospitals and a variety of other healthcare facilities. Mr. May also serves as divisional CEO and senior vice president for Cincinnati-based Catholic Health Partners.

John McCabe, MD. CEO of Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, N.Y.).
Dr. McCabe became CEO of Upstate University Hospital and senior vice president for hospital affairs in August 2009 after having served as interim CEO for two months.

Peter J. McCanna. Executive Vice President of Administration and CFO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Chicago). Mr. McCanna is CFO and executive vice president for administration at Northwestern Memorial HealthCare as well as Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He joined Northwestern Memorial in August 2002.

John D. McConnell, MD. CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Dr. McConnell became the first CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in 2008, coming from the University of Texas Southwestern where he served as executive vice president of health system affairs.

Tim McManus. CEO of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals (Richmond, Va.).
Mr. McManus started his tenure as CEO of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals, which are part of HCA Virginia, in June 2012. He has CEO experience at several other HCA hospitals, including Reston (Va.) Hospital Center and Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, Miss.

David McQuaid. President and COO of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (Philadelphia). Mr. McQuaid has served as COO since 2007, and in July 2012, he took on the president title as well. He previously served as CEO for Duke University Health System's Durham (N.C.) Regional Hospital.

Chad Melton. CEO of HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley (Westwood, N.J.). In July 2012, Mr. Melton was named to lead the hospital, which is set to reopen in summer 2013 after closing in April 2008.

Carlos Migoya. President and CEO of Jackson Health System (Miami).
Mr. Migoya began his tenure as chief of Jackson Health System in May 2011. He previously served as Miami's city manager and has more than 35 years of banking expertise.  

Gary P. Miller. President and CEO of Saint Alexius Medical Center (Bismarck, N.D.). Mr. Miller was named to his current position in May 2011 after serving in the interim position. Prior to his interim role, Mr. Miller served as senior vice president and CFO.

Richard P. Miller. President and CEO of Virtua Health (Marlton, N.J.). Mr. Miller led the merger of two health systems that formed Virtua in 1998. Under his leadership, Virtua has formed clinical alliances with renowned organizations such as the Fox Chase Cancer Center and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dan Moen. President and CEO of Legacy Hospital Partners (Plano, Texas).
Mr. Moen co-founded LHP in January 2008. The company owns, operates and manages acute-care hospitals in small cities and in select urban markets.

Michael Moody. CFO of John Muir Health (Walnut Creek, Calif.). Mr. Moody has worked at John Muir Health for the past 19 years, and since December 2005, he has led all financial operations as CFO.

Cynthia Moore-Hardy. President and CEO of Lake Health (Painesville, Ohio). Ms. Moore-Hardy has led Lake Health as president and CEO since 1997. She has been with the system since 1988.

Joe Mullaney. President of Detroit Medical Center. Mr. Mullaney oversees DMC's strategic planning for healthcare reform and the development of its ambulatory care network. He came to DMC from Vanguard Health Systems' New England region, where he served as president.

Ralph W. Muller. CEO of University of Pennsylvania Health System (Philadelphia). Since 2003, Mr. Muller has led University of Pennsylvania Health System, which includes Pennsylvania Hospital, founded in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin.

Michael Murphy. President and CEO of Iowa Health System Accountable Care Organization (Des Moines). Mr. Murphy was named to lead IHS' ACO in April 2012. He previously led accountable care development and clinical integration programs at Trinity Health in Novi, Mich.

Kristen Murtos. President of Skokie (Ill.) Hospital.
Ms. Murtos has been with NorthShore University HealthSystem since 1998, beginning her career there as vice president of the system's medical group.

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD. President of Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Dr. Nabel, a cardiologist, became president of Brigham and Women's and Faulkner Hospitals in January 2010. She was previously director of the National Institutes of Health's Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Harris M. Nagler, MD. President and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center (New York). Dr. Nagler, a urologist, officially became president and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in March 2010 after serving as interim president for a year.

Mark R. Neaman. President and CEO of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). Mr. Neaman joined NorthShore University HealthSystem as president and CEO in 1992. He has been with the health system since the beginning of his career, joining Evanston Hospital in 1974.

Edwin Ness. CEO of Munson Medical Center (Traverse City, Mich.). Mr. Ness became CEO of Munson Medical Center in 2004. He also serves as CEO of Munson Healthcare, a role he took on in 2010.

Robert E. Nesse, MD. CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System (Rochester, Minn.). Dr. Nesse was named CEO of Mayo Health System in March 2010. Since joining Mayo in 1980, Dr. Nesse served as residency program director for family practice and was vice chair of Mayo Clinic Department of Family Medicine.

Robert Nesselbush. President of Rochester (N.Y.) General Hospital. Mr. Nesselbush took the helm at Rochester General in June 2012. He previously served as CFO of Rochester General Health System.

Stephen L. Newman, MD. COO of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (Franklin, Tenn.). Dr. Newman, a pediatric gastroenterologist, became COO of Tenet Healthcare in 2007.

Gary D. Newsome. President and CEO of Health Management Associates (Naples, Fla.). Mr. Newsome was named president and CEO of HMA in September 2008. That same month, he became a member of the board of directors.

Mark Newton, President and CEO, Swedish Covenant Hospital (Chicago).
Mr. Newton has led Swedish Covenant since 2000. Before then, he served as president of Highland Park (Ill.) Hospital.

John Noseworthy, MD. President and CEO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.).
Dr. Noseworthy became president and CEO in November 2009. He joined Mayo in 1990 and has served in various leadership positions, among them chairman of Mayo's Department of Neurology.

Ed O'Dea. CFO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Mr. O'Dea was named CFO in May 2012 after holding the interim position for eight months. In 21 years of work at Lehigh Valley, Mr. O'Dea has also served as controller and vice president of finance.

Sharon O'Keefe. President of University of Chicago Medical Center. Ms. O'Keefe assumed her post as president in February 2011. Before then, she was president of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill.

Stephen Ondra, MD. CMO of Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). Dr. Ondra, a neurosurgeon, was named to senior vice president and CMO in April 2012. He previously served as senior policy advisor for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.



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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