300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know - Pt. 2


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.

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.