500+ People to Know in Healthcare

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Here are more than 500 people to know in healthcare. These physicians, C-suite executives, policymakers and others have displayed dedication to improving the healthcare industry. In varied ways, each of these individuals has influenced and continues to shape healthcare in the United States.

Note: This list includes leaders from previous lists combined by the Becker's Healthcare editorial team. Leaders could not and cannot pay for inclusion. Names are arranged alphabetically.

Joshua Adler, MD, is CMO of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco. In addition to his CMO duties, Dr. Adler is medical director of UCSF Ambulatory Care, overseeing UCSF's more than 90 ambulatory clinics.

Richard Afable, MD, is president and CEO of Covenant Health Network in Irvine and Newport Beach, Calif. Dr. Afable leads Covenant Health Network, formed as a result of an affiliation between Orange, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health and Newport Beach-based Hoag. Prior to his current position, he served as president and CEO of Hoag.   

Nancy Howell Agee is president and CEO of Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va. Ms. Agee has headed the integrated healthcare organization since June 2011. She previously served as executive vice president and COO of Carilion.

Yousuf Ahmad, DrPH, is president and CEO of Mercy Health in Cincinnati. Dr. Ahmad became president and CEO of Mercy Health, part of Catholic Health Partners, in June 2013. Prior to his current role, Dr. Ahmad served as divisional senior vice president and president of Mercy Health Physicians.  

Mohammed Shafeeq Ahmed, MD, is COO and CMO of Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and Baystate Health Eastern Region in Springfield, Mass. Dr. Ahmed joined Baystate in 2003 as Mary Lane Hospital's chief of obstetrics/gynecology. He previously served as vice president of medical staff. He now oversees medical operations at Mary Lane Hospital while serving on the senior leadership team for Baystate Health's Eastern region.

Terry Akin is president and COO of Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health. He joined Cone Health in July 2009 as COO, and he was named president in April 2012. He previously worked as senior vice president and COO of Harris Methodist Fort Worth (Texas) Hospital. He will replace current Cone Health CEO Tim Rice in January 2015.

Michael Allen is CFO of Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. Previously, Mr. Allen served as CFO of Winona (Minn.) Health for the past 12 years. He also served as CFO and chief compliance officer of Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services in Gibson City, Ill.

Joel T. Allison is CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas. Mr. Allison was formerly CEO of Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System, which merged with Temple, Texas-based Scott & White Healthcare in October. Mr. Allison now leads the largest nonprofit healthcare system in Texas with 43 hospitals.   

Drew Altman, PhD, is president and CEO of Menlo Park, Calif.-based Kaiser Family Foundation. Before he founded the Kaiser Family Foundation in the early 1990s, he served as commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services under Gov. Tom Kean.

Steven M. Altschuler, MD, is CEO of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Altschuler has served as CEO of the hospital since 2000, before which he served as the physician-in-chief and chairman of the department of pediatrics.

George J. Amrom, MD, is vice president for medical affairs at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Amrom was appointed to his position at Hahnemann in 1997. In addition to his position there, he serves as CQO, vice chair for the department of surgery and associate professor of surgery at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Benjamin Anderson is the administrator and CEO of Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kan. He has served at the helm of Kearny County Hospital, about 230 miles outside Wichita, since June 2013. He was previously CEO of Ashland (Kan.) Health Center. He is largely responsible for the development of a unique paid time off program that allows employees up to eight weeks of PTO every year, which helps attract high-quality, mission-driven physicians and staff.

Dianne Anderson, RN, MS, is president and CEO of Lawrence (Mass.) General Hospital. She was appointed to her current role in 2009. She has previously served as senior vice president of clinical operations and vice president of nursing and patient care at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston.

Ken Anderson, DO, is COO of Health Research & Educational Trust, which aims at leveraging research and education to improve healthcare. He previously served as chief medical quality officer of NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill., where he also served as co-chair of the steering committee that governs the system's Center for Clinical and Research Informatics.

Michael Anderson, MD, is CMO of University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland. Dr. Anderson has been with Case pediatrics since 1997. Before being appointed CMO, he served as vice president and associate CMO.

Richard Anderson is president and CEO of St. Luke's University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa. The health network includes six hospital sites, more than 80 physician practice sites and 300 employed physicians.

Mary Alice Annecharico, RN, is senior vice president and CIO of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Ms. Annecharico was appointed to her current position at Henry Ford in December 2011. She previously served as CIO of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and University Hospitals in Cleveland.

David A. Ansell, MD, is senior vice president of clinical affairs and CMO of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Before his current appointments, Dr. Ansell was a physician at Chicago-based John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County for nearly 20 years, an experience which prompted him to write the book "County: Life, Death, and Politics in Chicago's Public Hospitals." He is also associate dean of clinical affairs at Chicago's Rush Medical College.

Barry Arbuckle, PhD, is president and CEO of MemorialCare Health System in Long Beach, Calif. Dr. Arbuckle oversees the six-hospital integrated delivery system, which has more than 200 locations in Los Angeles and Orange counties. He is a past chair of the California Hospital Association.

Anthony Armada is CEO of Swedish Health Services in Seattle. Mr. Armada was named to lead the five-hospital system in October, prior to which he served as president of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill.

Carl S. Armato is president and CEO of Novant Health in Winston-Salem, N.C., a role he has held since 2012. He joined the health system in 1998 and previously served as its COO.

Katrina Armstrong, MD, is physician-in-chief of Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Medicine in Boston. Dr. Armstrong was appointed physician-in-chief, Massachusetts General Hospital's CMO equivalent, in 2013, succeeding the previous physician-in-chief of 17 years. Before the appointment, she served as chief of general medicine. She specializes in medical decision-making and genetic testing for breast cancer.

Scott Armstrong is president and CEO of Group Health Cooperative in Seattle. Mr. Armstrong has been with Group Health, one of the largest consumer-governed healthcare systems in the nation, since 1986. He became president and CEO in January 2005.

Douglas Arnold is president and CEO of Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Ala. Mr. Arnold took the reins at Helen Keller Hospital in July 2011. Prior to moving to Alabama, Mr. Arnold was a market CEO for Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems' Arkansas Hospitals.

Stanley W. Ashley, MD, MBA, is CMO and senior vice president for clinical affairs of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Dr. Ashley was appointed CMO of Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2011, after having been with the hospital since 1997. He came to the hospital from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Timothy Babineau, MD, is president and CEO of Lifespan in Providence, R.I. Prior to his current position, Dr. Babineau served as president and CEO of Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital in Providence.

Robert J. Bachman is CEO of Emory University Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital in Atlanta. Before being named to his current position, Mr. Bachman served as COO for Emory University Hospital. He also previously served as director of medical education services for the Emory University School of Medicine.

Ben Bache-Wiig, MD, is president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Dr. Bache-Wiig has been a part of Abbott Northwestern since 2009, previously serving as vice president of medical affairs.

Bruce Bailey is president and CEO of Georgetown (S.C.) Hospital System. Before assuming his current position, Mr. Bailey served as associate administrator of Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Before then, he served as administrator of Abbeville (S.C.) County Memorial Hospital.

David Bailey MD, MBA, is president and CEO of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based children's health system Nemours. He has held his current position since 2006. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps before his interest in healthcare administration piqued. He joined Nemours Children's Clinic in Orlando in 1997 to later become CEO of all Nemours physician practices in Florida.

Mark Baker is CEO of Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital in Columbus, Ga. Mr. Baker assumed his post as CEO in October 2009, prior to which he served as COO of Hughston Clinic in Columbus.

Ara Balkian, MD, is chief medical director of inpatient operations at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where he performs CMO-equivalent duties. He is also the medical director of the hospital's Access and Transfer Center, which places and transfers more than 12,000 patients every year.

Eric Barber is president and CEO of Hastings, Neb.-based Mary Lanning Healthcare. He was named to his current post in July 2013. Mr. Barber has previously served as CEO of Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Mo. He began his distinguished career in healthcare as a certified nurses' assistant.

Karen Barber, RN, is CEO of Yoakum (Texas) Community Hospital. Originally joining Yoakum Community Hospital as a nurse in 1992, Ms. Barber became CEO of the hospital in 2006. In 2010, she was awarded the Texas Hospital Association's Pioneer Award, which recognizes excellence in rural hospital management.

Daniel Barchi is CIO of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System. Mr. Barchi began his duties as CIO of Yale New Haven Health System, which consists of three hospitals and a medical group, in 2010. Before then, he served as senior vice president and CIO of Carilion Health System in Roanoke, Va.

Mark D. Barner is senior vice president and CIO of Ascension Health and COO of Ascension Health Information Services in St. Louis. Along with his role as CIO, Mr. Barner oversees Ascension Health Information Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascension Health dedicated to health IT for the system's 28 health ministries. He previously served as CIO of Austin, Texas-based Seton Healthcare Family and oversaw government contracts with Plano, Texas-based Electronic Data Systems for 19 years.

Cathy Barr is president of Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., and senior vice president of community services at St. Paul-based HealthEast Care System. Before becoming president of Bethesda, Ms. Barr held executive positions at HealthEast Care System home care senior director.

Elaine Batchlor, MD, is CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Batchlor has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, and before assuming her leadership position at MLK Jr. Community Hospital, she served as CMO of L.A. Care Health Plan.

Javon Bea is president and CEO of Mercy Health System in Janesville, Wis. Mr. Bea has served as president and CEO of Mercy Health System since 1989. He is also a published author, speaker and consultant.

James K. Beckmann is president and CEO of Carondelet Health Network in Tucson, Ariz. Mr. Beckmann was named to lead the organization in 2011. Before then, he served as senior vice president for system support services at parent company Ascension Health, based in St. Louis.

Myron Berdischewsky, MD, is senior vice president and chief medical and quality officer of Providence Health & Services in Renton, Wash. Dr. Berdischewsky assumed his roles at Providence in 2011. He came to the positions from a post as CMO of Providence Health & Services Southern California region.

David Bernd is CEO of Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, Va. Mr. Bernd has served as CEO of Sentara since 1994. He joined the 10-hospital system in 1973.

Britt Berrett, PhD, is president of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Berrett has served as president of the 866-bed hospital since 2010, before which he served as president and CEO of Medical City Dallas Hospital.  

Sydney Bersante, RN, is president of St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash. Ms. Bersante has served as president of St. Joseph Medical Center since November 2007. She previously held executive positions at both St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, Wash., and St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, Wash.

Don Berwick, MD, is considered one of the most influential healthcare leaders in the country. Dr. Berwick co-founded the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an organization that invented the triple aim concept: better care, improved population health and reduced costs per capita. He is the former acting administrator of CMS.

James Biemer Jr., MD, is president of medical staff at Providence (Ore.) St. Vincent Medical Center. Dr. Biemer was elected to his position in 2012. He is an internal medicine physician with an interest in aging and exercise.

Donald Bignotti, MD, is senior vice president and CMO of Trinity Health in Livonia, Mich. Dr. Bignotti assumed his current roles in 2011. Before then, he served as CMO of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, Mich. for six years.

Maureen Bisognano, RN, succeeded Dr. Don Berwick as president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement when Dr. Berwick left the organization to become CMS' acting administrator in 2010. Ms. Bisognano previously served as IHI's executive vice president and COO for 15 years and, before that, as CEO of the Massachusetts Respiratory Hospital in Braintree and as senior vice president with the Juran Institute in Boston.

Arthur Blank is president and CEO of Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor, Maine. Mr. Blank has been at the helm of Mount Desert Island Hospital, located on an island off the coast of Maine, since 1999. He helped the hospital gain critical access hospital designation. In June 2012, he became chair of the Maine Hospital Association board of directors.

David Blom is CEO of OhioHealth in Columbus. Mr. Blom has been with OhioHealth since 1983 and has headed the health system since 2002. Prior to his current position, he served as president of OhioHealth's central Ohio hospitals.

John Bluford is CEO of Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Bluford has led the organization for the past 14 years, before which he served as CEO of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He will retire this month and Charles W. Shields will take over the role of CEO.

David Blumenthal, MD, is president of The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues. He is best known for serving as the National Coordinator for Health IT from 2009 to 2011. During his tenure, he oversaw the implementation of the meaningful use program and other provisions of the HITECH Act.

Marna P. Borgstrom is president and CEO of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System and CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital. Ms. Borgstrom joined Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1979 as an administrative resident, and she's gone on to assume positions of increasing responsibility. She took on her current roles in 2005.

William A. Bornstein, MD, PhD, is chief quality officer and CMO of Emory Health Care in Atlanta. Dr. Bornstein has been Emory's CQO since 2003 and its CMO since 2006. He came to the system through Emory University Hospital-Midtown (Atlanta), formerly Emory Crawford Long Hospital, when he was appointed CQO and associate administrator in 1999. Dr. Bornstein is a board-certified internist and endocrinologist.

Albert Bothe Jr., MD, is executive vice president and CMO of Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa. Dr. Bothe joined Geisinger in 2006 and has served in several leadership positions, including chief quality officer and CMO of Geisinger Medical Center, a 505-bed tertiary/quaternary medical center.

Akram Boutros, MD, is president and CEO of The MetroHealth System in Cleveland. Dr. Boutros was named to lead MetroHealth in 2013. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience and most recently served as president of BusinessFirst Healthcare Solutions.

Aurelia G. Boyer, RN, is senior vice president and CIO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and NYP Healthcare System. Ms. Boyer joined NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in 1993 as a project manager for clinical information systems. She was promoted to director in 1996 and to vice president in 1998 before assuming her current role as CIO in 2003. Prior to her time at NewYork-Presbyterian, Ms. Boyer was a senior manager with a New York City-based healthcare information system consulting firm, Healthcare Management Counselor.

David Bradshaw is the chief information, planning and marketing officer of Memorial Hermann Healthcare in Houston. Mr. Bradshaw's career with 11-hospital Memorial Hermann dates back to 1997, when he joined the system as CIO. Before then, he spent 13 years with IBM. Memorial Hermann was named one of the Most Wired hospitals in the country by Hospitals & Health Networks for the ninth consecutive year in 2013.

Mary Brainerd is president and CEO of HealthPartners in Bloomington, Minn. Ms. Brainerd has been a leader in healthcare since 1984. Before joining HealthPartners in 1992, she held senior level positions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Robert Braithwaite is president and CEO of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif. Mr. Braithwaite became president and CEO of the hospital in March 2013, but he has been with Hoag since 1992. He most recently served as COO of Hoag's entire healthcare network including both campuses of Hoag Hospital.

John Brennan, MD, is president and CEO of Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center and its Children's Hospital of New Jersey. Dr. Brennan almost made a career move in December 2012 upon being named CEO of Cleveland-based MetroHealth, but he decided to stay in his current position at Newark Beth Israel.

Patrick J. Brennan, MD, is senior vice president and CMO of University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia. Dr. Brennan has served in his current capacity since 2005. Previously, he was chief of healthcare quality and patient safety at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He has been a University of Pennsylvania faculty member for the past 28 years.

Theresa Brennan, MD, is CMO of University of Iowa Health Care in Iowa City. Dr. Brennan assumed the CMO position at the University of Iowa system in 2011. She specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology and is also an associate professor at the university.

Jeffrey Brenner, MD, executive director of the Camden (N.J.) Coalition of Healthcare Providers, is a primary care physician and one of 24 recipients of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowship, or "genius grant." In 2003, Dr. Brenner established the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, a care delivery model that combines physicians in a community-based private practice, frontline hospital staff and social workers to better care for Camden's "superusers" of healthcare services.

Richard Breon is president and CEO of Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Mich. Mr. Breon has more than 35 years of healthcare administration experience. He has served at the helm of Spectrum Health as president and CEO since 2000.

Ruth W. Brinkley has served as CEO of KentuckyOne Health in Louisville, Ky., since 2012. The organization was created that year from the merger of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. Before then, she served as president and CEO of Carondelet Health in Kansas City, Mo.

Lynn Britton is president and CEO of Mercy in Chesterfield, Mo. After serving as senior vice president since 2004, Mr. Britton was named to his current role in 2009. He has been with Mercy for more than 18 years.

Craig Broman is president of St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital. In addition to his role as head of St. Cloud Hospital, Mr. Broman was named president of regional hospitals at the hospital's parent company, St. Cloud-based CentraCare Health System.

David Bronson, MD, is CEO of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals in Cleveland. Dr. Bronson has been with Cleveland Clinic since 1992, prior to which he was an associate professor of medicine and associate chairman of the department of medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington.

Michael Browder is executive vice president and CFO of RegionalCare Hospital Partners in Brentwood, Tenn. Prior to joining RegionalCare, Mr. Browder served as president and CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Essent Healthcare. RegionalCare merged with Essent Healthcare in 2011.

Geoff Brown is senior vice president and CIO of Inova Health System in Falls Church, Va. Before his current position, he served as vice president and CIO of Atlanta-based Grady Health System, one of the largest public systems in the country. Before then, he served as associate hospital administrator and CIO of Atlanta Medical Center and South Fulton Medical Center in East Point, Ga.
 
George J. Brown, MD, is president and CEO of Legacy Health in Portland, Ore. Dr. Brown began serving as president and CEO of Legacy Health in 2008. He previously served as COO of Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System.

Kevin Brown is president and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. Mr. Brown was named to lead Piedmont in 2013, before which he served as CEO of Swedish Health Services in Seattle.

Paul Browne is senior vice president of applied clinical informatics and CIO of Tenet Healthcare in Dallas. Mr. Browne was named senior vice president of applied clinical informatics in June 2012 and CIO in October 2012. He remained Tenet's top IT leader following the organization's 2013 acquisition of Vanguard Health Systems in Nashville, Tenn. Before joining Tenet, Mr. Browne served as senior vice president and CIO of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health and as CIO of Troy, Mich.-based SelectCare.

Warren S. Browner, MD, is CEO of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Prior to joining CPMC in 2000, Dr. Browner was on the full-time faculty at UCSF for 15 years. A board-certified internist, he is a senior scientist in the CPMC Research Institute.

Sandra Bruce is president and CEO of Presence Health in Chicago. Ms. Bruce was named to her current position when the health system was formed in November 2011. Before then, she served as president and CEO of Chicago-based Resurrection Health Care, which is now part of Presence Health.

John R. Brumsted, MD, is president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt. Dr. Brumsted has led the academic medical center since February 2012. He has served in a number of roles at Fletcher Allen, including CMO, chief quality officer and interim CEO. The medical center is a part of Burlington, Vt.-based Fletcher Allen Partners, which is planning to change its name to The University of Vermont Health Network. This will trigger a new name for the hospital as well — University of Vermont Medical Center.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is the 22nd secretary of HHS. She took up the post in June 2014. Prior to her current role, Ms. Burwell served as director of the Office of Management and Budget. She has also served as president of the Walmart Foundation in Bentonville, Ark., and president of the global development program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, where she spent 10 years and served as its first COO.

Linda Butler, MD, is vice president of Medical Affairs, CMO and CMIO of Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, N.C. Dr. Butler was appointed to her current position of CMO in 2009. Before then, she practiced pediatrics for 13 years in Wake County, N.C.

Dedra Cantrell, RN, is CIO of Emory Healthcare in Atlanta. Ms. Cantrell oversees the IT infrastructure for Emory Healthcare's five hospitals and numerous other delivery settings. She led the implementation of Emory's electronic medical record, achieving HIMSS Stage 6 adoption in 2010. Ms. Cantrell is the first woman and first registered nurse to hold the CIO position at the system.

Darrell A. Campbell Jr., MD, is CMO of University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. Dr. Campbell has been at the University of Michigan since 1979. As CMO, his particular interest is in patient safety, and he has worked with various organizations championing quality to implement quality programs across Michigan's hospitals.

Gary S. Campbell is president and CEO of Centura Health in Englewood, Colo. With more than 30 years of senior leadership experience in the healthcare field, Mr. Campbell has headed Centura since 2008. Before then, he served as senior vice president and group executive officer of Englewood-based Catholic Health Initiatives.

Lee Carmen is associate vice president of IT and CIO of University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. Mr. Carmen has managed IT at academic medical centers for more than 15 years. Along with his roles as associate vice president of IT and CIO, Mr. Carmen is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Iowa School of Public Health.

William F. Carpenter III is chairman and CEO of LifePoint Hospitals in Brentwood, Tenn. Mr. Carpenter has served as CEO of the hospital group since 2006 and assumed the additional position of chairman of the board in 2010. He is a founding employee of the company, which was established in 1999.

Benjamin Carter is executive vice president of finance and CFO at CHE Trinity Health in Livonia, Mich., the second-largest Catholic health system in the country. He was previously CFO of Trinity Health before it merged with Newtown Square, Pa.-based Catholic Health East.

Larry Cash is CFO of Community Health Systems in Franklin, Tenn. CHS brought on Mr. Cash as CFO in 1997. From 1973 to 1996, Mr. Cash held executive finance positions at Columbia/HCA Healthcare, now Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America, and health insurer Humana.

Kumar Chatani is senior vice president of IT and CIO of Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. Mr. Chatani brings more than 30 years of IT experience to his role. Prior to his current position, he served as senior vice president of IT and CIO of The Mount Sinai Medical System. Before joining Mount Sinai, Mr. Chatani was CIO for the northwest region of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif.

Nicole Clapp became president and CEO of Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster, Wis., in April 2006. She originally joined the hospital in 1996 as quality improvement coordinator. She has also served as the hospital's vice president of professional services.

John Chessare, MD, is president and CEO of GBMC HealthCare in Baltimore. Dr. Chessare, a pediatrician, joined GBMC Healthcare in June 2010. He previously was president of Norwood (Mass.) Hospital and held various leadership roles at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine.

Robert Chrencik is president and CEO of University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore. Mr. Chrencik has been president and CEO of UMMS since 2008 and has been with the system since its creation in 1984. Other roles he has held within the system include CFO and executive vice president.

Jay Christensen is CEO of Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Mr. Christensen has served as CEO of the critical access hospital, about 60 miles southeast of Des Moines, Iowa, since 1999. Mr. Christensen served on the board of the Iowa Hospital Association from 2002-2009 and chaired the board from 2007-2008.

F. Sessions Cole, MD, is CMO of St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Cole is also director of newborn medicine at the St. Louis Children's. In addition to his duties as CMO, he performs pediatric research on neonatal respiratory system disorders.

Sandra Coletta is president and CEO of Kent Hospital in Warwick, R.I., and serves as COO of Providence, R.I.-based Care New England. She had been serving as COO of the health system on a part-time basis since 2012 before being named permanent COO in June 2014.

Elizabeth Concordia has been named president and CEO of Denver-based University of Colorado Health, effective September 2014. She comes to UCHealth from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she served as the executive vice president and president of UPMC's Hospital and Community Services Division.

George Conklin is senior vice president and CIO of Christus Health in Irving, Texas. Mr. Conklin has served as senior vice president and CIO of Christus Health since the system's formation in 1999. He was responsible for merging the operations of two delivery systems, integrating technical operations and consolidating information to a single standards-based set for the entire system.

Michael Connelly, JD, is president and CEO of Catholic Health Partners in Cincinnati, a role he's held since 1995. Prior to joining the health system, he served as regional executive and CEO of Daughters of Charity National Health System in Los Altos Hills, Calif.

Paul Convery, MD, was senior vice president and CMO of Baylor Health Care System in Dallas. Dr. Convery served as CMO at Baylor since 2006, and he stepped down from his position June 30. He is a board-certified internist and previously served as executive vice president and CMO of SSM Health Care in Saint Louis, Mo.

Steven Corwin, MD, a cardiologist and internist, has served as CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System in New York City since September 2011. Before this role, he served as COO of the hospital for six years and CMO for seven.

Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, MD, is president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Cosgrove joined Cleveland Clinic in 1975 and was named president and CEO in 2004. He previously served as chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force.

Jack L. Cox, MD, is chief quality officer of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif. Dr. Cox has been at Hoag since 2006, when he joined as CQO. Before his time at Hoag Memorial, Dr. Cox was vice president and CMO of Premier.

Randy Cox is senior vice president and CIO of Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, a role he has held since March 2011. He previously held CIO roles with Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, Ind., Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, Ind., and Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Darcy Craven is CEO of Carolinas Hospital System in Florence, S.C. In December 2012, Mr. Craven officially became permanent CEO of Carolinas Hospital System after serving as interim CEO and COO. Previously, he held two other hospital CEO roles within Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems.

Karen Davis, PhD, is a nationally recognized economist and currently serves as the Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and director of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University. She was president of The Commonwealth Fund from 1995 to 2012.

Kenneth Davis, MD, is president and CEO of The Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. Dr. Davis has been president and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center since 2003. In September 2013, Mount Sinai and Continuum Health Partners completed their merger, creating seven-hospital The Mount Sinai Health System, which Dr. Davis now leads.

Pamela Davis is system CEO of Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill./Elmhurst (Ill.) Memorial Healthcare. Following the 2013 merger of Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Memorial, Ms. Davis serves as CEO of one of the larger integrated healthcare systems in Illinois. She previously was CEO of Edward Hospital, a position she took in 1988.

Richard Davis, PhD, is president of Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. Davis was appointed president of Sibley Memorial Hospital in June 2012. Previously, he was vice president of innovation and patient safety for Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, and he has held several other roles within Johns Hopkins.

Todd Davis, MD, is vice president of Patient Safety and Quality & Medical Affairs Officer for CaroMont Health in Gastonia, N.C. Dr. Davis oversees medical staff activities related to quality. He was promoted to his current position in 2012 after serving as vice president of medical affairs for CaroMont.

Lloyd Dean is president and CEO of Dignity Health in San Francisco. Mr. Dean has served as president and CEO of the system, previously known as Catholic Healthcare West, since 2000. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and COO of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care.

Linda Deering, RN, is president of Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Ill. She had served as Advocate Sherman Hospital's COO since 2006 and was named to her current position in December 2013. Before joining Advocate Health Care, she was vice president of patient services, CNO and chief clinical officer at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva, Ill., and executive director of patient services at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elgin, Ill.

John Deledda, MD, is vice president of medical affairs at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Before his current appointment, he served as chief of staff and was medical director of the emergency department for nearly six years. He practices emergency medicine.

Robert DeMichiei is CFO of UPMC in Pittsburgh, a role he's held since 2004. Before joining UPMC, Mr. DeMichiei held various executive finance roles at General Electric, including manager of finance and global business development for GE Energy and CFO of GE Transportation Systems.

Ronald DePinho, MD, is president of University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. DePinho, an internist, has served in this role since September 2011. Previously, he spent 14 years at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Ralph de la Torre, MD, is chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care System in Boston. Dr. de la Torre became CEO of Caritas Christi Health Care in 2008 and continued to lead the system after it was sold to Cerberus Capital Management, becoming Steward Health Care System in November 2010. Previously, Dr. de la Torre was CEO of the CardioVascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Kyle DeFur is president of St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Mr. DeFur has overseen the four-campus St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital since 2007. Previously, he was president of Saint John's Health System in Anderson, Ind., which is now part of St. Vincent Health.

Karen DeSalvo, MD, currently serves as National Coordinator for Health IT, overseeing all ONC activities and promoting the use of health IT throughout the country. Prior to her appointment in December 2013, she served as the New Orleans health commissioner and New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu's senior health policy advisor.

Jackie DeSouza is CEO of Research Medical Center, Kansas City (Mo.). She previously served as CEO of Lee's Summit (Mo.) Medical Center. HCA Midwest Health System in Kansas City, Mo., the parent company of Lee's Summit Medical Center, named Ms. DeSouza CEO in November 2011. Before than she was COO of Research Medical Center, also part of HCA Midwest, for more than five years.

Jocelyn G. DeWitt, PhD, is vice president and CIO of University of Wisconsin Health in Madison, a role she's held since April 2012. Dr. DeWitt's accomplishments include developing strategy and funding a $300 million, seven-year electronic health record implementation. Prior to this position, Dr. DeWitt served as CIO of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers in Ann Arbor.

Marcia Dial is CEO of Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo. Ms. Dial has served as CEO of Scotland County Hospital since 1988, starting her career at the hospital as part of its accounting staff. She also sits on various rural healthcare boards and committees, including the Missouri Rural Health Association and Missouri Hospital Association.

Vickie Diamond, RN, is president and CEO of Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Ms. Diamond was appointed to her current position in February 2008. She also served as the hospital's interim CEO, COO, CNO and senior vice president of patient care services before then.

Eric Dickson, MD, is president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Mass. Dr. Dickson took over as president and CEO of UMass Memorial in February 2013, succeeding John O'Brien. He previously served as president of UMass Memorial Medical Group and senior associate dean at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

James Dickson is CEO of Copper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee, Ariz., a 14-bed critical access hospital. In 2011, Mr. Dickson received the Shirley Ann Munroe Award from the American Hospital Association. The award recognizes accomplished small or rural hospital leaders, and Mr. Dickson received the honor for expanding healthcare access by operating three rural health clinics beyond the hospital's main campus.

Jeffrey DiLisi, MD, is vice president and CMO of Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. Dr. DiLisi joined Virginia Hospital Center as a hospitalist and previously served as hospitalist medical director. Under his leadership, the hospital won the 2012 Crimson Physician Partnership Award from The Advisory Board Company for fostering a productive relationship with its physicians. Dr. DiLisi is an internist.

David A. DiLoreto, MD, is CIO and clinical operations officer of Presence Health in Chicago. Dr. DiLoreto joined Presence Health, formerly Resurrection Health Care, in his current position in 2009. Before then, he spent three years as senior vice president and CMO at Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, Fla.

Jason Dinger is CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based MissionPoint Health Partners, a clinically integrated network and Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organization founded by Nashville-based Saint Thomas Health. He previously was the director of Saint Thomas Health Ventures.

Michael Dowling has served as president and CEO of North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y., since 2002. He previously served as the health system's executive vice president and COO. Mr. Dowling also spent several years as the New York state director of health, education and human services and deputy secretary to the governor.

Daniel Drawbaugh is executive vice president and CIO of UPMC in Pittsburgh. Mr. Drawbaugh was named CIO of UPMC in 1996. Under his leadership, the health system has invested more than $1 billion in IT over the past five years, including the development of big data analytics and an extensive system for collecting and exchanging records across care settings.

Melanie Dreher, PhD, serves as the dean of the College of Nursing at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and she also chairs the board of Livonia, Mich.-based CHE Trinity Health, the second-largest Catholic health system in the U.S. Previously, she served as nursing school dean at three other large state universities: University of Iowa in Iowa City, University of Massachusetts in Amherst and University of Miami.

Marcy Dunn is senior vice president and CIO of Catholic Health Services of Long Island in Rockville Centre, N.Y. In her role, Ms. Dunn has spearheaded the system's eHealth Initiative. Recently, her leadership helped the system achieve Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Maturity Model.

Darren Dworkin has served as senior vice president of enterprise information systems and CIO of Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles since 2006. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT and more than 12 years of experience in healthcare.

Rodney C. Dykehouse is CIO of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine. Mr. Dykehouse joined Penn State Hershey as CIO in July 2012. He previously served as vice president of information services and CIO of ProHealth Care in Waukesha, Wis. He has also served as CIO of UCLA Medical Sciences in Los Angeles.

Victor Dzau, MD, is president and CEO of Duke University Health System in Durham, N.C. Dr. Dzau, a cardiologist, was appointed president and CEO of Duke University Health System and chancellor for health affairs at Duke University in 2004. Prior to joining Duke, he was the Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Physic (Medicine) at Harvard Medical School.

Desiree Einsweiler is administrator and CEO of Palo Alto County Health System in Emmetsburg, Iowa. She assumed leadership of the 25-bed critical access hospital in 2012 when she was just 29 years old. She previously served as interim CEO of Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage, Iowa, and as regional clinic director of Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City.

Michael K. Elliott, MD, is senior vice president of medical affairs and CMO of Avera McKennan Health Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Dr. Elliott assumed the CMO position in 2011. Prior to his tenure as CMO, he served as medical director of Avera Children's Hospitals and Clinics. He has been with the system since 2002.

Ann Errichetti, MD, is president and CEO of St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, N.Y. Dr. Errichetti, a cardiologist, became the first physician CEO of St. Peter's Hospital in September 2012. She previously served as president of Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill., and chief academic officer of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care.

Melinda Estes, MD, is president and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System in Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Estes, a neurologist and neuropathologist, assumed her role in September 2011. Previously, she served as president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., for eight years and as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Florida for two years.

Daniel Evans Jr., JD, is president and CEO of Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, a role he's held since 2002. He has been active on the board of directors of the health system since the organization's inception in 1997. Before then, he was a partner with Baker & Daniels.

Scott Evans is CEO of Keck Hospital of University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In June 2012, Mr. Evans became CEO of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, both of which are part of Keck Medical Center of USC. He joined Keck Hospital of USC in 2004 as the director of pharmacy services and residency program director for the USC School of Pharmacy.

Stephan Evans, MD, is executive vice president of medical affairs and CMO of MedStar Health in Columbia, Md. Dr. Evans joined MedStar in 1990. He assumed the position of vice president of medical affairs in 2009. He specializes in surgical education and quality improvement design.

Brian Ewert, MD, is president and CEO of Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic. Dr. Ewert, a nephrologist, was named president and CEO of Marshfield Clinic in 2012. He has practiced at the system since 1993 and previously was chair of the department of nephrology.

Charlie Fahd is CEO of Massena (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital. He has served as CEO of Massena Memorial, located in northern New York near the Canadian border, since 1997. His contract was renewed in 2012 and runs through 2014. In May, Massena Memorial opened a $3.9 million medical office building that houses physicians, surgeons and a phlebotomy center.

Philip Fasano has served as executive vice president and CIO of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif., since 2007. In his role, Mr. Fasano oversees IT for one of the nation's largest nonprofit health plans and healthcare providers. Under his leadership, the company has created tools and platforms to deliver smarter, more connected care.

Judith Faulkner founded Epic Systems in 1979. Epic is one of the nation's largest electronic health record vendors — once all organizations currently under an Epic contract complete installation of their systems, half of all Americans will have an Epic health record.

Kenneth Fawcett, MD, is CMO and senior vice president of medical affairs at Spectrum Butterworth in Grand Rapids, Mich. Dr. Fawcett has been with Spectrum Butterworth since Butterworth Health Partners was formed as an employed physician group in 1997. He is an internal medicine physician.

David Feinberg, MD, is president of UCLA Health System in Los Angeles. Dr. Feinberg, a psychiatrist, has served as president of UCLA Health System since July 2011, and as CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences since 2007. He previously served as medical director of UCLA's Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and as head of the NPH Faculty Practice Group.

Sandra Fenwick is president and CEO of Boston Children's Hospital, a position she took on in October 2013. Ms. Fenwick is the first woman to hold the hospital's top position in its 143-year history.

Jeffrey Ferranti, MD, is CIO and vice president for medical informatics of Duke Medicine in Durham, N.C. As the head of Duke Medicine's IT and informatics department, Dr. Ferranti led Duke's enterprisewide EHR installation, installing the system across four hospitals and more than 300 ambulatory clinics. He is also Duke's principal investigator on several studies involving EHRs and healthcare data standards.

Trevor Fetter has served as president and CEO of Tenet Healthcare in Dallas since September 2003. He joined Tenet in 1995 as executive vice president and CFO, and later left in 2000 to become CEO of Broadlane, a Tenet-based hospital cost management firm. He oversaw Tenet's 2013 acquisition of Vanguard Health Systems.

James S. Fine, MD, is CIO of University of Washington Medicine in Seattle. Dr. Fine is a board-certified clinical pathologist with expertise in IT. As CIO of UW Medicine, a role he has held since July 2005, Dr. Fine oversees IT for several entities, including University of Washington Medical Center and School of Medicine, UW Neighborhood Clinics and UW Physicians.
 
Peter Fine is president and CEO of Banner Health in Phoenix. Mr. Fine assumed the responsibilities of his current position in November 2000. Previously, he served as executive vice president and COO of Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care.

Mike Finley, MD, is regional CMO of Christus St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas. Dr. Finley oversees quality and patient safety activities at Christus St. Michael. He has served in the position for nearly 11 years, during which the hospital has won numerous awards for quality of care.

Elliott Fisher, MD, serves as director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice in Hanover, N.H. He is also the James W. Squires Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and co-director of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. Dr. Fisher coined the term "accountable care organization" in 2006.

Gary R. Fleisher, MD, is physician-in-chief of Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Fleisher also serves as Boston Children's pediatrician-in-chief and chairman of the department of medicine. He practices pediatrics and emergency medicine.

Loring Flint, MD, is executive vice president and CMO of Inova Health System in Falls Church, Va. Dr. Flint has been with Inova Health System for more than a decade. Before coming to Inova Health, he spent 20 years at Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health, where he was CMO of the system and president of Baystate Medical Practices.

Georgia Fojtasek, RN, is president and CEO of Allegiance Health in Jackson, Mich. Ms. Fojtasek joined Allegiance Health in 1989 as senior vice president and COO. She was promoted to her current position in 1994. Ms. Fojtasek is a member of the Michigan Hospital Association Foundation Board.

John Foley is CIO of University Hospitals in Cleveland, a role he took on in August 2012. Prior to this appointment, he served as CIO of West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh from 2008 to February 2012. Mr. Foley has also worked at information security companies during his career in IT.

Teri Fontenot is president and CEO of Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La. Ms. Fontenot oversees Woman's Hospital, one of the first women's specialty hospitals in the country and one of the largest today. She is the immediate past chair of the American Hospital Association board of trustees.

Mary Ford is senior vice president and CIO of Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Health Systems. Ms. Ford has served as senior vice president and CIO of Lakeland Regional Health Systems since 2005. Prior to this appointment, she served as vice president and CIO of Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare in Utica, N.Y.
 
David Fox is president of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill. Mr. Fox has led Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital since 2003, helping the 340-bed hospital attain the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2010.

Craig Frances, MD, has been the managing director of the healthcare and life sciences sector at Summit Partners, a $15 billion private equity firm, since 2003. Some of his major investments include HealthCare Partners, one of the largest private physician groups in California, and CareCentrix, a home health solutions company that partners with providers and payers to reduce costs and produce better outcomes.

Dennis Franks is CEO of Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, Kan. Mr. Franks has led the medical center, the largest critical access hospital in the state, since 2006. Among Mr. Franks' many accomplishments, he implemented the Hello Yellow program at NMRMC, a fall reduction and community awareness program that garnered statewide praise. In 2013, he was a recipient of the American Hospital Association's Grassroots Champion Award, recognizing his leadership in community activity supportive of his hospital's mission.

Carol Freer, MD, is CMO of Penn State Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. Dr. Freer assumed the position of CMO for Penn State Hersey in 2012. She joined the hospital in 2008 as associate professor of medicine and director of hospitalist outreach. She was appointed vice chair for clinical affairs in 2009.

Mark Frey is president and CEO of Alexian Brothers Health System in Arlington Heights, Ill. Mr. Frey has led Alexian Brothers since December 2011 and has been with the system for 25 years, including time spent as CEO of Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital.

Patrick Fry is president and CEO of Sutter Health in Sacramento, Calif. In 1982, Mr. Fry joined the system as an administrative resident at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento. He served several other roles with Sutter Health, including president of the eastern and western divisions, before he was named president and CEO in 2005.

Steven Gabbe, MD, is CEO of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. Dr. Gabbe, an OB/GYN, assumed his current role in July 2008. He previously served as dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn. He will step down from his current role in December.

Randall Gaboriault is vice president of IT and CIO of Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Del. Mr. Gaboriault joined Christiana Care Health System in 2010 as vice president and CIO. Previously, he was with Teleflex, a multibillion dollar medical device company in Limerick, Pa., as senior vice president, strategic development officer and CIO.

R. Wayne Gandee, MD, is executive vice president and CMO of Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va. Dr. Gandee has been with Carilion Clinic since 2006. He was appointed CMO in 2011. He is also an assistant professor of the department of radiology at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke.

Roland Garcia is senior vice president and CIO of Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Garcia joined Baptist Health in 2001 in his current role. He oversaw the EMR implementation at Baptist Medical Center South, the state's first all-digital community hospital. Prior to his current position, Mr. Garcia served as vice president and CIO of Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, Fla.

John Gardner is CEO of Yuma (Colo.) District Hospital. He was named interim CEO of the hospital in January 2007 and took the position permanently in April 2007. He has helped Yuma District Hospital embrace a patient-centered medical home model through the use of care teams and care navigators. In 2013, he received the American Hospital Association's Grassroots Champion Award, recognizing his leadership in community activity supportive of his hospital's mission.

Dave Garrett is senior vice president and CIO of Novant Health in Winston-Salem, N.C. Mr. Garrett joined Novant Health in 2008 in his current role. He brings more than 38 years of IT experience in banking, hospitality and healthcare to the planning and execution of corporate information technologies and telecommunications at 13-hospital Novant Health.

Robert Garrett is president and CEO of Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network. Mr. Garrett has served as president and CEO of Hackensack University Health Network and Hackensack University Medical Center since 2009. He joined the system in 1981 and has also served as COO and executive vice president.

George Gaston was CEO of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston. Mr. Gaston led Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital as CEO since January 2010. He started his professional career at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in 1996 as an administrative fellow. He left his post in early 2014.

Atul Gawande, MD, PhD, is a surgeon, professor, public health researcher and author. Dr. Gawande is Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he practices general and endocrine surgery. He is also a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health.

Berc Gawne, MD, is vice president and CMO of The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Before becoming vice president and CMO of The Christ Hospital, Dr. Gawne served as CMO of the Central Illinois Region of Mokena, Ill.-based Provena Health.

Steven Glass is CFO of Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Glass has been CFO of Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic Health System since 2005. He joined the organization in 2002 as controller and chief accounting officer. Prior to Cleveland Clinic, Mr. Glass served as vice president and chief accounting officer of MedStar Health in Columbia, Md.

Richard Gilfillan, MD, is president and CEO of CHE Trinity Health in Livonia, Mich. Dr. Gilfillan was named president and CEO of CHE Trinity Health in October 2013. He previously served as the director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Michael G. Glenn, MD, is physician-in-chief, medical director and CMO of Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. Dr. Glenn has been a clinician at Virginia Mason Medical Center since 1995. He became both physician in chief and medical director in 2007 and CMO in 2013.

Calvin Glidewell is CEO of Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Mr. Glidewell was named CEO of Broward Health Medical Center in July 2011. Prior to that appointment, he served as CEO for University Community Hospital Medical Center in Tampa, Fla.

Larry M. Goldberg is president and CEO of Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill. Mr. Goldberg assumed this role in October 2011. Before he joined Loyola, he was vice president of hospital operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Richard Goldberg, MD, is president of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. Goldberg has served as president of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital since 2009, following the departure of Dr. M. Joy Drass.

Steven Goldstein is president and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. In addition to leading Strong Memorial and Highland hospitals, Mr. Goldstein also serves as vice president for the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center and as president of URMC's long-term care division.

Arthur Gonzalez is CEO of Denver Health. Arthur Gonzalez has been CEO of Denver Health since September 2012. He was previously CEO of Minneapolis-based Hennepin Healthcare System, a position he had held since 2009.

Rachel Gonzales, RN, is CEO of Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho. Ms. Gonzales became CEO of Madison Memorial, which is situated about 310 miles east of Boise and 240 miles north of Salt Lake City, in April 2012. Last year, she received the Medical Professional of the Year award from the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce.

Larry J. Goodman, MD, is CEO of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, a role he's held since February 2002. He also serves as president of Rush University and Rush System for Health.

Gary Gottlieb, MD, is president and CEO of Partners HealthCare in Boston. Dr. Gottlieb has served in his current role since 2010, and served in various capacities at Partners since 1998.

Jonathan E. Gottlieb, MD, is senior vice president and CMO of University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Before being appointed to his current position in 2009, Dr. Gottlieb was CMO of St. Louis-based Barnes-Jewish Hospital and assistant vice chancellor for clinical affairs at Washington University's School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Howard R. Grant, JD, MD, has served as president and CEO of Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., since November 2010. He moved to this position from his former position as executive vice president and CMO at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.

Peter Greis is vice president and CIO of The Christ Hospital Health Network in Cincinnati. As vice president and CIO, Mr. Greis serves as a key strategic leader for The Christ Hospital Health Network, improving care delivery and operational efficiencies through health IT. Prior to his current role, he served as executive director of IT Advisory Services for Ernst & Young, focusing on IT transformation initiatives across a variety of industries.

Joy Grosser is vice president and CIO of UnityPoint Health in West Des Moines, a role she took on in 2009. Before then, she served as CIO for the University of California-Irvine Health Sciences System. She also worked for Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., and Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.
 
Robert I. Grossman, MD, is CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Grossman has held his current role since 2007, and he has been at NYU since 2001.

Dean Gruner, MD, is president and CEO of ThedaCare in Appleton, Wis. He was named to his current position in 2008. He has been affiliated with ThedaCare since it was founded in 1987.

John Halamka, MD, is CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He began serving as CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess in 1998. He also served as CIO of Harvard Medical School from 2002 to 2012 and CIO of Harvard Clinical Research Institute from 2001 to 2007.

Michael Halter is CEO of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. Mr. Halter joined the hospital in February 2013 after serving as senior vice president and COOCOO of LifeSpan System in Providence, R.I.

George C. Halvorson was the chairman of Kaiser Permanente, a position he held since 2002. He was also previously CEO of the organization in addition to the chairman role, but retired from his CEO position in July 2013. He retired as chairman at the end of 2013.

Leigh S. Hamby, MD, is executive champion of research services and CMO of Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. A general surgeon, Dr. Hamby was appointed to his current position in 2011. In addition to executive champion and CMO positions, he also serves as executive vice president and chief quality officer for the system.

Lee Hammerling, MD, is CMO of ProMedica in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Hammerling has served in various roles at ProMedica since 1983. He is also president of ProMedica Physicians and Continuum Services. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist.

Thomas Hansen, MD, is CEO of Seattle Children's. He joined the organization as CEO in 2005. He is also a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

Gail Hanson is senior vice president and CFO of Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee. She was named to the position in 2011. Before her move to Aurora Health Care, Ms. Hanson served as deputy executive director for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, a position she held for six years.

John P. Harney is president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, a position he's held since 2012. He was previously the organization's COO.

C. Martin Harris, MD, is CIO and chairman of the information technology division at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Harris has been chairman of the IT division at Cleveland Clinic since 1996, and he was appointed CIO in 2009.

Dean M. Harrison is president and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago. Mr. Harrison joined Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in 1998. Before that, he was president and COO of University of Chicago Health System.

Margot Hartmann, MD, PhD, is president and CEO of Nantucket (Mass.) Cottage Hospital. Dr. Hartmann has served as president and CEO of the hospital since October 2010. During her time at the helm of the hospital, which is located on an island off the coast of Massachusetts, she helped the hospital overcome $7.5 million in operating losses and introduced a telemedicine program.

John Haupert is president and CEO of Grady Health System in Atlanta. Mr. Haupert came to Grady from Dallas-based Parkland Memorial Hospital System, where he served as executive vice president and COO. He was appointed CEO of Grady in 2011.

Douglas D. Hawthorne is CEO of Texas Health Resources in Arlington. Mr. Hawthorne helped lead the formation of Texas Health Resources, in 1997. He serves as the chair of the Health Leadership Council Executive Task Force on the Uninsured and is a member of the American Hospital Association's President's Forum

Andrew Hayek is president and CEO of Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates, which operates 185 surgical facilities in 34 states. Since 2008, he has also served on SCA's board of directors. Previously, he was president of a division of renal dialysis provider DaVita Inc. in Denver, and he was president and COO of Alliance Healthcare Services, a diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy provider based in Newport Beach, Calif.

David W. Hecht, MD, MS, MBA, is senior vice president for clinical affairs and CMO of Loyola University Health System in Chicago. Dr. Hecht was appointed to his positions in 2013 after serving as interim senior vice president for clinical affairs since early 2012. He has been at Loyola since 1988 and specializes in infectious diseases.

Diana Hendel, PharmD, is CEO of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach (Calif.). Dr. Hendel has led Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach since 2009. She became CEO of Community Hospital Long Beach when it joined Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare Health System in 2011.

Robert J. Henkel is president and CEO of Ascension Health in St. Louis. Before assuming his current role and responsibilities, Mr. Henkel was president of healthcare operations and COO of Ascension. He joined the system in 2004.

John Hensing, MD, is executive vice president and CMO of Banner Health in Phoenix. Dr. Hensing has been with Banner Health since 1995, when he joined the system as a senior vice president. He was named to his current positions in 2009.

Peter N. Herbert, MD, is CMO of Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Medical Center. In addition to his duties as CMO, Dr. Herbert is chief of staff and senior vice president for medical affairs. He has been with Yale-New Haven since 1991.

Regina Herzlinger, PhD, is a business professor at Harvard Business School in Boston and was the first woman to be tenured and chaired at the college. Her reputation goes far beyond business, and she is considered one of the main scholars of healthcare, managed care and consumer-driven health policies.

Steve Hess is vice president and CIO of University of Colorado Health in Aurora. In 2012, Mr. Hess was named CIO of University of Colorado Health, which includes five hospitals and dozens of clinics throughout Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska. Mr. Hess was previously CIO of University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that, he served as CIO of Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Del., for five years.

Matthew Heywood is president and CEO of Aspirus in Wausau, Wis. Mr. Heywood took the helm at Aspirus in July 2013, after serving as executive vice president and COO of New Hanover Health Network in Wilmington, N.C., since 2008. He has more than 19 years of experience in healthcare.

Cathryn Hibbs is CEO of Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City. Ms. Hibbs was appointed to this role in 2007. She came to Deaconess Hospital from Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems.

Jeff Hill is CEO of Steele Memorial Medical Center in Salmon, Idaho. Mr. Hill accepted the position at the 18-bed critical access hospital in 2010.

Raymond Hino is CEO of Bear Valley Community Healthcare District in Big Bear Lake, Calif. He was named interim CEO of Bear Valley Community Hospital in December 2012 and became the permanent CEO in July 2013. During his short time as CEO, Mr. Hino began the critical access hospital designation process and implemented a financial plan of corrections, resulting in total savings of $1.5 million in roughly seven months, among other accomplishments.

James Hinton is president and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare in Albuquerque. Mr. Hinton has been with Presbyterian for 25 years, and he has served as president and CEO since 1995. He is also the 2014 chair for the board of trustees of the American Hospital Association.

Rodney Hochman, MD, is president and CEO of Providence Health & Services in Renton, Wash. Dr. Hochman joined Providence Health & Services in 2004, before which he was CMO and senior vice president at Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare.

Gilbert Hoffman is vice president and CIO of Mercy in Chesterfield, Mo. Mr. Hoffman was named to his position in October 2012. Prior to this role, he worked at Maritz, a St. Louis-based travel company, since 1973. Mr. Hoffman was named one of the top 100 CIOs in the nation by ComputerWorld in 2001.
    
John Holland is CEO of LHP Hospital Group in Plano, Texas. Mr. Holland became CEO in October 2013 and also joined LHP's board of directors. He most recently served as senior vice president of hospital operations at Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare.

M. Michelle Hood is president and CEO of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems in Brewer, Maine. Ms. Hood joined Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems in her current capacity in 2006. Before then, she was president and CEO of Charity of Leavenworth Health Systems in Denver.

Lars Houmann is president and CEO of Florida Hospital in Orlando. Before assuming his current role with Florida Hospital, Mr. Houmann was executive vice president and COO for the system.

Robert Houser is CEO of Blue Mountain Hospital District in John Day, Ore. Blue Mountain Hospital District is a nonprofit organization consisting of a 25-bed hospital in John Day and a 48-bed nursing home in Prairie City, Ore.

Christopher Howard is president and CEO of SSM Health Care-St. Louis. He is also a regional president/system vice president for SSM Health Care-St. Louis. He has been with SSM Health Care for 17 years and formerly served as regional president/system vice president of SSM Health Care of Oklahoma.

C. David Huffstutler is president and CEO of St. David's HealthCare in Austin, Texas. Mr. Huffstutler took the helm at St. David's HealthCare in February 2011. He previously served as CEO of St. David's Medical Center, which comprises four of St. David's seven member hospitals.

Michael Hunt, DO, is CMO and CMIO of St. Vincent's Health Partners in Bridgeport, Conn. Before serving in his current capacity, Dr. Hunt was CMIO at Mercy in St. Louis. He continues to see patients and is active in several professional organizations for osteopathic medicine and health IT while serving as both CMO and CMIO at St. Vincent's.

Karen Ignagni is president and CEO of the national trade association America's Health Insurance Plans. Ms. Ignagni holds one of the most influential positions in the healthcare industry. She lobbies policymakers on behalf of American health insurance companies and has spoken out against various aspects of the PPACA, such as the law's excise tax on health insurance providers.

Michael D. Israel is president and CEO of Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y. He is also a director of Westchester Medical Center Foundation. Before he joined Westchester Medical Center in 2007, Mr. Israel was an executive at various health systems, including North Shore – LIJ Health System in Manhasset, N.Y., St. Luke's Episcopal/Texas Heart Institute in Houston and Duke University Health System in Durham, N.C

Catherine Jacobson is president and CEO of Froedtert Health in Milwaukee. Ms. Jacobson joined Froedtert in 2010. Before that she served as senior vice president for strategic planning and finance and CFO at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Sally Jeffcoat is president and CEO of Saint Alphonsus Health System in Boise, Idaho. She's served in this role since 2009. Ms. Jeffcoat previously served as executive vice president and COO of healthcare operations for Ascension Health in St. Louis.

Keith Jennings is CIO of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Mr. Jennings began his time as CIO of Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization in September 2012. Mr. Jennings has served the hospital for 11 years total, previously as interim director of information services.

Reynold J. Jennings is president and CEO of WellStar Health System in Atlanta. Previously the COO of Dallas-based Tenant Healthcare, Mr. Jennings joined WellStar in 2011.

Donald L. Jernigan, PhD, is president and CEO of Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Dr. Jernigan took the helm at Adventist in 2009. He has been with the system for more than 20 years.

Deborah Carey Johnson, RN, is president and CEO of Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Ms. Johnson came to the hospital in 1974 as a critical care nurse. She became president and CEO of the organization in 2004. She is also senior vice president of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, the hospital's parent organization.

Jay Johnson is president and CEO of Duncan (Okla.) Regional Hospital. He has led Duncan Regional Hospital, located about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City, since 2010. Prior to joining the 192-bed nonprofit community hospital, he was senior vice president and COO of Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore, Okla.

R. Milton Johnson is president and CEO of Hospital Corporation of America in Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Johnson joined HCA as a tax manager in 1982. He was named president and CFO of HCA in 2011 and became president and CEO of the corporation Jan. 1, 2014.

Stephen Jones is president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Health System in New Brunswick, N.J. Mr. Jones was appointed president and CEO of the organization in 2007. He has been with the hospital for more than 30 years.

Maureen Kahn, RN, MSN, is president and CEO of Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. Since 2005, Ms. Kahn has led Blessing Hospital, located 137 miles north of St. Louis up the Mississippi. Under her leadership, the community-owned hospital has become a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, as well as a national chest pain center, primary stroke center and an Institute for Healthcare Improvement Mentor Hospital.

Larry Kaiser, MD, is president and CEO of Temple University Health System in Philadelphia. Before he was named to his current position in 2011, Dr. Kaiser was president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Phillip M. Kambic is president and CEO of Riverside HealthCare in Kankakee, Ill. Mr. Kambic has served in this role since 2006, and has served in various leadership capacities at the system since 1985.

Gary S. Kaplan, MD, has served as chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle since 2000. He has been with the hospital for nearly 35 years. He is also a practicing internal medicine physician at Virginia Mason.

Chris Karam is president and CEO of CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas. Mr. Karam became CEO of the Catholic health system in 2003.

Kenneth P. Kates is CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Mr. Kates was named to his current position in July 2008. He has worked in healthcare administration for more than 30 years.

Donna Katen-Bahensky is president and CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. Ms. Katen-Bahensky took the helm at the organization in February 2008. She has a long history of leading academic medical centers, including serving as CEO of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Mike Keating is president and CEO of The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Mr. Keating took on his current role in March 2013. A co-founder of a private investment firm and former bank vice president, Mr. Keating previously chaired the hospital's board for five years.

Brian E. Keeley is president and CEO of Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables. Mr. Keeley leads the system's roughly 14,000 employees and 2,000 physicians.

Michael D. Kelleher, MD, is CMO of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Kelleher was appointed CMO in 2013 after serving as interim CMO in September 2012. He previously served as the hospital's CMIO.

Steve Kelly is president and CEO of Newton (Kan.) Medical Center. He has served at the helm of 103-bed Newton Medical Center since 2000. During his tenure, he has overseen the implementation of an electronic medical records system, and the hospital's annual revenues have more than tripled.

Robert A. Kent, DO, is president and CEO of Summa Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. In this role, Dr. Kent leads Northeast Ohio's first physician-owned, full service community hospital. He also serves as president of a physician group and a physician management services organization while maintaining a private practice.

Paul Kerens is president of Physician Hospitals of America in Washington, D.C. Prior to taking the helm at PHA, Mr. Kerens served as senior executive officer at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute.

Dan Kinsella is executive vice president and CIO of Cadence Health in Winfield, Ill. Before joining Cadence Health in 2012, Mr. Kinsella served as a senior vice president at Optum Insight, a division of UnitedHealthcare. There, he led technology consulting within the division's accountable care services practice.
 
John Kitzhaber, MD, is the governor of Oregon. A member of the Democratic party, he is now serving an unprecedented third term, having been elected governor in 1994, 1998 and most recently in 2010. Before that, he served one term in the Oregon House of Representatives and three terms in the State Senate. Under his leadership, Oregon entered into a five-year, $1.9 billion agreement with CMS to transform its Medicaid program through new coordinated care organizations.

Stephen K. Klasko, MD, is president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Health System in Philadelphia. Dr. Klasko, an obstetrician and gynecologist, took the helm at the health system in July 2013. He also serves as president of Thomas Jefferson University.

Mark Kline, MD, is physician-in-chief of Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Dr. Kline was appointed to his current position, as well as chair of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, in 2009. He previously served as head of pediatric retrovirology at Texas Children's since 1997.

Kelby K. Krabbenhoft is president and CEO of Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D., and Sioux Falls, S.D. Prior to joining Sanford Health, Mr. Krabbenhoft was president and CEO of Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo.

Daniel Kraft, MD, has chaired the medicine track for Singularity University since the Silicon Valley organization's inception in 2008. He is also Singularity's neuroscience chair and serves as executive director of the Exponential Medicine Program, which explores emerging technologies and their potential uses in biomedicine and healthcare.

Charles A. Kravinko, MD, is chief patient safety officer and CMO of clinical services for Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, Fla. Dr. Krivenko joined Lee Memorial in 1998, moving from a position as vice president of system clinical services at Gwinnett Health System in Atlanta. He is a board certified family practitioner.

Harold Krueger Jr. is CEO of Chadron (Neb.) Community Hospital & Healthcare Services. He has led the organization for more than 20 years.

Arthur J. Krumrey is vice president and CIO of Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill. Mr. Krumrey has served LUHS in an IT role for more than 20 years. He began work as vice president and CIO of the system in July 2012. Before then, he served as vice president and CIO of Loyola University Medical Center since 2002.

Paul Korth is CEO and CFO of Cookeville (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center. Mr. Korth became CEO of Cookeville Regional Medical Center in March 2013. He has served as CFO of the hospital for about 14 years.

Raji Kumar is CEO of Dallas Medical Center. Ms. Kumar has served as CEO of Dallas Medical Center since April 2010 and brings more than 13 years of experience in healthcare and hospital management to her role. Ms. Kumar was instrumental in physician leadership recruitment in her previous role as director of business development and marketing for Select Specialty Hospital in Macomb and Pontiac, Mich.

James LaBelle, MD, is corporate senior vice president and CMO of Scripps Health in San Diego. Named CMO in 2013, Dr. LaBelle helps navigate physician partnerships under the move to new methods of care delivery. Prior to his current appointment, he was corporate vice president of quality, physician co-management and medical management. Dr. LaBelle has practiced emergency medicine for more than 25 years.

Michael K. Lally is CEO of Calais (Maine) Regional Hospital. He was named CEO of the hospital in December 2008. The 25-bed hospital serves an approximate population of 14,000. Prior to joining the hospital, situated close to the Canadian border, Mr. Lally was director of clinical business affairs for The Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I.

Brent Lambert, MD, is president and one of three founders of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, an ASC management and development company based in Hanover, Mass. Under his leadership and since its founding in 1997, ASCOA has grown from three centers in the Boston area to 31 centers nationwide. He is also a board-certified ophthalmologist.  

Mark Laney, MD, is president and CEO of Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Mo. Dr. Laney joined Mosaic Life Care, formerly Heartland Health, in 2009 as president and CEO. He previously served as president of Cook Children's Physician Network in Keller, Texas. Dr. Laney completed a pediatric neurology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Michael L. Langberg, MD, is senior vice president for medical affairs and CMO of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. In addition to his role as CMO, Dr. Langberg is senior vice president for medical affairs at Cedars-Sinai. He is also an adjunct professor of medicine at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine.

Tom Langston was senior vice president and CIO of SSM Health Care in St. Louis. In addition to these roles, Mr. Langston was a senior leader for SSM Integrated Health Technologies, a business unit of SSM Health Care responsible for IT and clinical engineering services at the system's acute-care hospitals, physician practices and nursing homes. In 2001, Mr. Langston became the first president of SSM Information Center and later SSM Integrated Health Technologies. He retired earlier this month.

Phyllis Lantos is CFO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. In addition to her CFO title, Ms. Lantos is also executive vice president and treasurer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She has been with the hospital since 2000.

Dennis Laraway has served as CFO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System since September 2011. Previously, he served as CFO of Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas, CFO of Dignity Health in San Francisco and CFO of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.

Mark R. Laret is CEO of UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. Mr. Laret has been with UCSF Medical Center since April 2000. He was previously with UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif.

Robert J. Laskowski, MD, is president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Del. Dr. Laskowski, an internist specializing in geriatric medicine, has led Christiana Care since April 2003. In January 2013, he was named chair-elect of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Wright Lassiter III is CEO of Alameda Health System in Oakland, Calif. Mr. Lassiter has more than 22 years of healthcare leadership experience. He most recently served as senior vice president of operations for JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas, before joining Alameda Health System in 2005.

Rose Ann Laureto is CIO of ProMedica in Toledo, Ohio. Ms. Laureto was named CIO of ProMedica in February 2013. Prior to ProMedica, she served as CIO of UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, N.C. Ms. Laureto has more than 30 years of experience in health IT.

Bruce Lawrence is president and CEO of Integris Health in Oklahoma City. Mr. Lawrence joined Integris Health in 2001, serving in a number of leadership roles before taking the helm. He has previously served as chairman of the Oklahoma Hospital Association.

Mary Anne Leach is senior vice president and CIO of Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora. She has led the IT department at Children's Hospital Colorado since 2007. Previously, she served as vice president of clinical applications at Catholic Health Initiatives in Englewood, Colo., and as the director of clinical systems and systems integration at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
 
Bill Leaver is president and CEO of UnityPoint Health in Des Moines. Mr. Leaver has been with UnityPoint since 2008. Before taking the helm of the organization, Mr. Leaver was president and CEO of UnityPoint Health/Trinity in Rock Island, Ill., for about seven years.

Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, is CEO of University of Utah Health Care in Salt Lake City. Dr. Lee has led the four-hospital system since July 2011. She also serves as senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah and as dean of the University's School of Medicine.

James Leonard, MD, is president and CEO of The Carle Foundation in Urbana, Ill. The Carle Foundation is the nonprofit parent company of an integrated network of healthcare services, including Carle Foundation Hospital, Carle Physician Group and Health Alliance Medical Plans. He started his career as a primary care physician.

Robert Letson is CEO of South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Mr. Letson joined South Peninsula Hospital as CEO in 2008. The hospital is more than 200 miles southwest of Anchorage, near the Gulf of Alaska. In 2013, Mr. Letson received the American Hospital Association's Grassroots Champions Award for his leadership in creating local activity in support of his hospital's mission.

Richard S. Liebowitz, MD, is CMO of NewYork-Presbyterian /Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and vice president of medical affairs and designated institutional official for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is responsible for 120 ACGME accredited residency programs.

Richard Liekweg is president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Mr. Liekweg became president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, as well as group president of BJC HealthCare, in September 2009. He previously served as CEO and associate vice chancellor of University of California San Diego Medical Center.

Todd C. Linden is president and CEO of Grinnell (Iowa) Regional Medical Center. Mr. Linden joined Grinnell Regional Medical Center in 1994. With Mr. Linden at the helm, the hospital has tripled its medical staff, added a new medical office building, built new community outreach clinics and created a fitness and rehab center, to name just a few improvements. He has served as chair of the Iowa Telemedicine Advisory Council.

Steven H. Lipstein is president and CEO of BJC HealthCare in St. Louis. Mr. Lipstein has headed BJC HealthCare since 1999, making him one of the longest-tenured health system CEOs in the nation. He has served on the board of the Missouri Hospital Association and the St. Louis Regional Health Commission.

Alan List, MD, is president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. Dr. List joined Moffitt Cancer Center in 2003. He is board certified in hematology and medical oncology.

Steven N. Little is president and CEO of Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac, Wis. Mr. Little took the reins as president and CEO of Agnesian in January 2012. He was previously an executive vice president with the system.

Steven G. Littleson is president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J. Mr. Littleson has led Jersey Shore University Medical Center since December 1997. He has also served as treasurer of the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals.

Brian Loflin is CIO of IASIS Healthcare in Franklin, Tenn. In this role, which he has held since 2004, Mr. Loflin oversees all of the IT operations for the 17-hospital system. Prior to serving as CIO, he served as manager of information systems operations and director of information systems for IASIS.
 
Kevin E. Lofton is CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives in Englewood, Colo. Mr. Lofton became CEO of CHI in 2003, but has held many other positions in the system, including COO. Before joining CHI, he was CEO of the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham.

Philip Loftus, PhD, is CIO of Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee. Dr. Loftus has served in this role since 2006. He provides an integrated approach to healthcare delivery by defining and implementing the IT components of Aurora's strategic mission. Before his time with Aurora Health, Dr. Langston served as senior vice president and CIO of Caremark.

Vicki LoPachin, MD, is CMO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. LoPachin was appointed to her current position January 2014. She came to The Mount Sinai Hospital, where she completed her internal medicine residency, from a post as medical director of North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y.

Donald Lovasz is president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health Partners, a provider-based, physician-led clinically integrated network developed by Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health. Among his previous leadership positions, he served as vice president and chief information officer of SSM Health Care in St. Louis.

Doug Luckett is president and CEO of Gastonia, N.C.-based CaroMont Health. He joined CaroMont as executive vice president and COO in December 2010. In June 2011, he accepted the role of acting CEO, while also fulfilling EVP/COO duties, to maintain executive leadership during the CEO transition.

J. Richard Ludgin, MD, JD, is vice president of medical affairs and CMO at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wis. Dr. Ludgin is a physician, lawyer and consultant, formerly with Navigant and The Bard Group. He has held a variety of executive positions at academic medical centers and community hospitals. Dr. Ludgin is a nephrologist.

Roberta Luskin-Hawk, MD, is CEO of Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago and Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill. Dr. Luskin-Hawk has led Presence Saint Joseph Hospital since 2009 and added leadership duties at Presence Saint Francis Hospital in October 2013.

John "Jack" Lynch III is president and CEO of Main Line Health in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Mr. Lynch took on his current role in 2005. Prior to joining the system, he was an executive with St. Luke's Episcopal Health System in Houston.

John Lynch, MD, is vice president and CMO of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Dr. Lynch was named CMO of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2009. He has been a member of the hospital's medical staff since 1995 and is also a faculty member of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Joan Magruder has served as president of St. Louis Children's Hospital since March 2013. She previously served as president of Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.

William Mahone is president and CEO of Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Mr. Mahone became president and CEO of Halifax Regional Medical Center in December 2005. The hospital is about eight miles from the Virginia state line. Mr. Mahone previously served as president and CEO of Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Va.

Marty Makary, MD, is the author of "Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care," a book that exposes the failures of the American health system. Dr. Makary is a researcher at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and surgical director of the Johns Hopkins Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic.

Tom Mallon is CEO of Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health, which he co-founded in 2001. The company — which has grown to develop, manage and own 21 ambulatory surgery centers — specializes in working with physicians and hospitals in the development, management and turnaround of ASCs.

Julie Manas is president and CEO of Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis., and division president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System Western Wisconsin. Ms. Manas has served in her current capacity since March 2012. Before joining HSHS, she was president of Genesis Medical Center and senior vice president of Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa.

Jonathan Manis is senior vice president of information services and CIO of Sutter Health in Sacramento, Calif. Mr. Manis has been with Sutter Health as CIO since September 2006, after he left Urbana, Ill.-based Provena Health after serving five years as system vice president of administrative services and CIO. Prior to his time at Provena, he was vice president of information services for Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care.

Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, is president and CEO of Methodist Health System in Dallas. Dr. Mansfield assumed his current role in 2006. Before joining Methodist Health, he was president and CEO of St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock, Ark.

Peter Markell is CFO and treasurer of Partners HealthCare in Boston. In addition to his roles as CFO and treasurer, Mr. Markell is also executive vice president of administration and finance at Partners. He has been an executive with the system since 1999.

Barbara Martin is president and CEO of Waukegan, Ill.-based Vista Health System. Ms. Martin has held this role at Vista since 2006. As president and CEO, Ms. Martin oversees two hospitals in Waukegan — Vista Medical Center East and Vista Medical Center West — with a total of more than 400 beds as well as a campus in Lindenhurst, Ill., physician practice offices and diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation satellite locations.

Stephen R. Mason is president and CEO of BayCare Health System in Clearwater, Fla. Mr. Mason joined BayCare in May 2004. Prior to joining the largest community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area, he was senior executive vice president and COO of Texas Health Resources in Arlington.

Steve Massey is president and CEO of Westfields Hospital in New Richmond, Wis. Mr. Massey previously served as CFO of Osceola (Wis.) Medical Center. He has also served at Fairview Health Services and Allina Hospitals and Clinics, both based in Minneapolis.

John McCabe, MD, has served as CEO of Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., since 2009. Dr. McCabe has held various leadership positions at Upstate University Hospital and State University of New York Upstate Medical University for more than 20 years.

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of its Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative. A physician economist, Dr. McClellan's work focuses on how to achieve value and quality through patient-centered care. The Brookings Institution is a nonpartisan think tank located in Washington, D.C., and has been cited as being one of the most influential in the world.

John D. McConnell, MD, is CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Dr. McConnell, a urologist, became the first CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in 2008. He previously served as executive vice president of health system affairs at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.

William McConnell Jr. is senior vice president and CIO of Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. Mr. McConnell joined IU Health in 2012. Prior to this role, he was president and CEO of Indianapolis start-up company FlowCo. Before then, he served as vice president and CIO for Guidant Corp., part of Boston Scientific and Abbott Labs, for nine years after serving as senior vice president and CIO for Resort Condominiums International from 1990 to 1996.

Michelle McEwen, CPA, is president and CEO of Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, N.H. She has served as CEO of Speare Memorial Hospital since June 2000. Under her leadership, the hospital became one of only eight critical access hospitals nationwide to receive the National Rural Health Resource Center Recognition for Quality Award for excellence and innovation in healthcare in 2013.

Virginia A. McFerran is CIO of UCLA Health System and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles. Ms. McFerran was appointed to her position in 2009. She plays a vital role in the system's leadership team, collaboratively gaining buy-in for the overall IT strategic plan and leading its implementation. Prior to joining UCLA, Ms. McFerran served as CIO and department head at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

Tim McManus is CEO of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals in Richmond, Va. Mr. McManus has served as CEO since June 2012. He was previously president and CEO of Reston (Va.) Hospital Center and HCA Northern Virginia.

David McQuaid is president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia. Mr. McQuaid succeeded Thomas J. Lewis as president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in 2012. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and COO of Thomas Jefferson since 2007. He has also served as CEO of Durham (N.C.) Regional Hospital, part of Duke University Health System, and executive vice president and COO of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

Sonia Mehta, MD, is CEO and CMO of Loretto Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Mehta has served as CEO and CMO of Loretto since 2012. She joined the hospital after serving as president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System Illinois/Wisconsin Medical Group in Springfield, Ill.

Chad Melton is CEO of HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood, N.J. Mr. Melton took the helm at HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in July 2012 and led the hospital's 2013 reopening after it closed April 2007.

Bruce Metz, PhD, is senior vice president and CIO of Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. Since joining Lahey Clinic in 2011, Dr. Metz has led an enterprise-wide strategy to grow the organization and achieve the highest levels of patient care. He came to Lahey after serving as CIO of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and its affiliated hospitals for six years.

Nader Mherabi is senior vice president, vice dean and CIO of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. During his 23 years in the IT field, Mr. Mherabi has held IT management positions with Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, Credit Suisse First Boston, Citibank and AT&T. Prior to taking on his current role, he served the hospital as vice president for IT product solutions and chief technology officer.
 
Gene Michalski is president and CEO of Royal Oak, Mich.-based Beaumont Health System. Mr. Michalski has held the top spot at Beaumont since June 2010. He has previously served as a delegate for the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board Region 5.

Blackford Middleton, MD, is chief informatics officer and assistant vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt University Health System in Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Middleton joined Vanderbilt in February 2013. Prior to his current role, he served as corporate director of clinical informatics research and development at Partners HealthCare in Boston.

Carlos Migoya is president and CEO of Jackson Health System in Miami. Mr. Migoya has led the public health system since May 2011. Before his work with the health system, Mr. Migoya previously served as city manager in Miami, tackling the city's budget issues. Before this, he was with Charlotte, N.C.-based Wachovia, the financial services company acquired by Wells Fargo in 2008.

Gary P. Miller has served as president and CEO of Saint Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, N.D., since May 2011 after serving about five months as interim president and CEO.

Redonda Miller, MD, MBA, is vice president for medical affairs of The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Miller serves a similar function as a CMO, overseeing medical staff and patient safety issues. She was appointed to her position in 2009. Before then, she was vice chair for clinical operations at the hospital.

Richard P. Miller is president and CEO of Virtua Health in Marlton, N.J. Mr. Miller has been at Virtua Health's helm since 1998. He has previously served on the Leadership Advisory Council of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare.

Thomas Miller, MD, is executive director of ambulatory clinics and CMO of University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics in Salt Lake City. In addition to his duties as CMO, Dr. Miller also serves as a faculty member for the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. He has been with the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics since completing his residency there in 1992.

J. Mario Molina, MD, is president and CEO of Long Beach, Calif.-based Molina Healthcare. He is the son of Molina Healthcare founder C. David Molina, MD, and took over as CEO in 1996 after his father's death. Molina Healthcare includes health plans, medical clinics and a health information management solution. Dr. Molina has served in various capacities at Molina Healthcare, including vice president responsible for provider contracting, member services, marketing and quality assurance.

Timothy Moore is senior vice president and CIO of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif. Before joining Hoag Memorial, he served as executive director for Perot Systems, which is a global provider of IT and business solutions.

David Moorhead, MD, is senior vice president and CMO of Florida Hospital Orlando. Dr. Moorhead has been at Florida Hospital Orlando since 2006. Previously, he was CEO of Loma Linda (Calif.) University Medical Center, where he helped establish the institution's children's hospital.

Cynthia Moore-Hardy is president and CEO of Lake Health in Painesville, Ohio. Ms. Moore-Hardy has served as president and CEO of Lake Health since 1997. Previously, she was the system's executive vice president and COO.

Daniel Morissette is CFO of Stanford (Calif.) Hospital & Clinics, which recently changed its name to Stanford Health Care. Mr. Morissette has served as Stanford Health Care's CFO since August 2007 and has helped fortify the medical center's solid financial profile. Before joining Stanford, Mr. Morissette served for four years as senior vice president of finance and strategy at the University of Toledo (Ohio) Medical Center.

Joe Mullany is president of Detroit Medical Center. Mr. Mullany oversees DMC's strategic positioning for healthcare reform and the building of its ambulatory network. Previously, he was president of Vanguard Health Systems' New England region.

Ralph W. Muller has served as CEO of University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia since 2003. Before then, Mr. Muller was president and CEO of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System. He began his career in academic medicine in 1985.

Kristen Murtos is president of Northshore Skokie (Ill.) Hospital. Ms. Murtos has led Skokie Hospital, a part of Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem, since 2009. She has been with the health system since 1998.

Douglas Myers is executive vice president and CFO of Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He has more than 20 years as a CFO in hospitals and health systems, working with a mixture of for-profit and nonprofit adult and pediatric organizations.

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, has led Brigham and Women's Hospital and its Faulkner Hospital in Boston as president since 2010. She is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Harris M. Nagler, MD, is CMO and physician-in-chief of Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City. Dr. Nagler, a urologist, is also chairman of the Berger Department of Urology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He focuses on erectile dysfunction and fertility issues, and he serves on the board of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction.

David Nash, MD, is the founding dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health in Philadelphia. He has held this role since 2008. Dr. Nash is a board-certified internist and serves as a consultant to organizations in both the public and private sectors. He has chaired the Technical Advisory Group of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council for more than a decade. In December 2009, he was named to the board of directors for Humana.

Mark R. Neaman is president and CEO of NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill. Mr. Neaman has led the four-hospital NorthShore University HealthSystem since 1992. He has spent his entire career with the health system since joining Evanston Hospital in 1974.

Edwin Ness has served as president and CEO of Munson Healthcare in Traverse City, Mich., since May 2010. His ties to Munson date back to 1999, when he joined Munson Medical Center as executive vice president and COO. He was appointed President of Munson Medical Center in 2004.

Robert Nesselbush is president of Rochester (N.Y.) General Hospital. Mr. Nesselbush has been president of Rochester General Hospital since June 2012 and part of Rochester General Health System since 1993, when he began work as director of financial reporting and accounting.

Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH, is CMO of Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Del. Dr. Nevin was appointed CMO in 2011. From 2008 to 2011, she was senior vice president and executive director of Christiana Care and associate CMO of the system.

Kurt Newman, MD, is president and CEO of Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He has been with Children's National for more than 30 years as a surgeon and administrator. He was instrumental in creating the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and served as its acting vice president when it was founded in 2009.

Mark Newton has served as president and CEO of Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago since 2000. He is also chair of the Chicago Hospital Risk Pooling Program and chair of the Association of Community Safety Net Hospitals.

Andrew Norton, MD, is CMO of Main Line Health in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Dr. Norton has served as CMO of Main Line Health since mid 2012. Previously, Dr. Norton was senior vice president of medical affairs and CMO for Milwaukee, Wis.-based Froedtert Hospital.

John Noseworthy, MD, is president and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Noseworthy served as chair of Mayo Clinic's neurology department, medical director of the department of development and vice chair of the Mayo Clinic Rochester executive board prior to becoming president and CEO. He is a professor in the Clinic's department of neurology.

President Barack Obama set major changes in motion for the healthcare industry by signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March 2010, a controversial piece of legislation seeking to expand access to care and overhaul the way it's delivered and paid for in the U.S. Before becoming the 44th president and enacting the PPACA, President Obama served as an Illinois senator and worked as a community organizer in Chicago.

Laureen O'Brien is vice president and CIO of Providence Health & Services in Renton, Wash. Ms. O'Brien has more than 30 years of experience in health IT. Before joining Providence as vice president and CIO in 1997, she was the divisional director of information services at Columbia Healthcare Systems in Denver. At Providence, Ms. O'Brien has oversight of information services across the five-state nonprofit healthcare ministry.

Patrick O'Hare is senior vice president and CIO of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health. He is also a founding board member and chair of Michigan Health Connect, a statewide health information exchange. Before joining Spectrum, Mr. O'Hare was vice president of IT management at Trinity Health, now CHE Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Mich.

Sharon O'Keefe has led University of Chicago Medical Center as president since 2011. Previously, she was president of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. She has also been COO and executive vice president of Boston's Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center and COO of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Randy Oostra has served as president and CEO of ProMedica Health System in Toledo, Ohio, since 2009. He joined the 11-hospital system in 1997 and previously served as president and COO, along with other senior level positions throughout his career.

Michael O'Rourke is senior vice president and CIO of Catholic Health Initiatives in Englewood, Colo. Mr. O'Rourke joined Catholic Health Initiatives as a private consultant in 2007 before accepting the permanent CIO position two years later. He has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare technology field. Before joining CHI, he served as vice president and CIO of Triad Hospitals in Plano, Texas.

John Orsini is executive vice president and CFO of Cadence Health in Winfield, Ill. He joined the organization in January 2013, before which he was CFO of Chicago-based Presence Health. He has also previously served as corporate vice president of finance and treasurer for San Diego-based Scripps Health.

Barry H. Ostrowsky is president and CEO of Barnabas Health in West Orange, N.J. Before becoming president and CEO, Mr. Ostrowsky was president and COO of Barnabas Health for nearly two years. He was the health system's executive vice president and general counsel from 1991 to 2010.

Thomas A. Owens, MD, is CMO of Duke University Health System is Durham, N.C. Dr. Owens has been at Duke since 1999. Before assuming the CMO position, he was CMO and chief of hospital medicine at Duke University Hospital.

Bob Page has led University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City as president and CEO since 2007. He joined the hospital in 1996 as vice president of organizational improvement and later served as COO.

Jaime Parent is vice president of IT, operations and associate CIO of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Mr. Parent is a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force.

L. Reuven Pasternak, MD, is CEO of Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital. Dr. Pasternak was appointed CEO and vice president for health systems in September 2012. Previously, he was CEO of the Inova Fairfax Hospital and Campus in Falls Church, Va.

David Pate, MD, JD, is president and CEO of St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho. As the leader of St. Luke's Health System, Dr. Pate oversees three full-service community hospitals, three critical access hospitals, Idaho's only children's hospital, clinics and outpatient treatment and diagnostic centers. He joined the system in 2009.

Barbara R. Paul, MD, has served as senior vice president and CMO of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems since 2006. She is a board-certified internal medicine physician.

Ken Paulus is president and CEO of Allina Health in Minneapolis. Before becoming CEO, Mr. Paulus served as president and COO of Allina Health. He has led numerous growth initiatives including joint ventures, strategic partnerships and acquisitions.

Ronald Paulus, MD, is CEO of Mission Health in Asheville, N.C. Dr. Paulus joined Mission Health in September 2010. Previously, he was executive vice president of clinical operations at Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System.

Susan Peach is CEO of HighPoint Health System in Gallatin, Tenn. Ms. Peach has served as CEO of HighPoint — part of Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Hospitals — since July 2012. Previously, she was CNO of LifePoint Hospitals' Hospital Support Center Delta Division.

Joseph Pepe, MD, is president and CEO of CMC Healthcare System in Manchester, N.H., which includes Catholic Medical Center. Dr. Pepe was named to his current role in September 2012 after serving in an interim role since January of that year. Previously, he was CMO of Catholic Medical Center. He is a board-certified internist.

Megan Perry is president of Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge, Va. In addition to leading Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, Ms. Perry is also corporate vice president of northern Virginia for Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare. Previously, she was the health system's senior vice president for business development.

Ora H. Pescovitz, MD, was CEO of University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. Dr. Pescovitz became the University of Michigan's first female executive vice president of medical affairs and health system CEO in May 2009. She is a nationally recognized pediatric endocrinologist and researcher. She stepped down from her positions last month.

Cindy Peterson is vice president and CIO of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, Calif. She has more than 25 years of health IT experience. Before joining Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, she served as regional CIO for Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health, overseeing the IT departments of five hospitals in southern California.

Ronald R. Peterson has served as president of The Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore since February 1997. He has been with Johns Hopkins since 1973.

Robert Phillips, MD, PhD, is executive vice president and CMO of Houston Methodist. Dr. Phillips joined Houston Methodist in 2013. He previously served as senior vice president at Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Medical Center. In addition to his CMO and executive vice president positions, Dr. Phillips is also president and CEO of the Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group.

Bonnie Phipps is president and CEO of St. Agnes Healthcare in Baltimore. In addition to leading St. Agnes Healthcare, Ms. Phipps serves as a ministry market leader for Edmundson, Mo.-based Ascension Health. Prior to joining Saint Agnes in January 2006, Ms. Phipps served as president and CEO of Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta.

Irving Pike, MD, is CMO of John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, Calif. Dr. Pike is John Muir Health's first CMO. He joined the health system in 2012 from Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare, where he was vice president for medical affairs.

C. Wright Pinson, MD, MBA, is CEO of Vanderbilt Health System in Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Pinson, a liver and hepatobiliary surgeon, is also deputy vice chancellor for health affairs and senior associate dean for clinical affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

John Popovich, MD, is executive vice president and CMO of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Dr. Popovich came to Henry Ford in 1980. He was appointed CMO of the system in 2012. He is also president and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit).

John T. Porter, JD, is president and CEO of Avera Health in Sioux Falls, S.D. Mr. Porter has led Avera Health since 1989. Previously, he was the system's executive vice president for five years and associate general counsel for 11 years.

Scott J. Posecai is executive vice president and CFO of Baton Rouge, La.-based Ochsner Health System. Prior to joining Ochsner, he held positions in accounting, treasury and international tax in the oil and gas industry. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Robert A. Press, MD, PhD, is CMO of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. A NYU Langone faculty member since 1978, Dr. Press was appointed CMO in 2007. He is an infectious diseases specialist.

Thomas Priselac is president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles. Mr. Priselac has served as president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai since January 1994. He was the system's executive vice president from 1988 to 1993.

Marc Probst is vice president and CIO of Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. Mr. Probst began work in this role in 2004. Before then, he was a partner with Deloitte Consulting, a partner with EY and served as a senior manager at First Consulting Group. He is currently serving as a member of the Health IT Policy Committee, a federal advisory committee to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Deborah Proctor is president and CEO of St. Joseph Health in Irvine, Calif. Ms. Proctor has led St. Joseph Health since December 2004. Before that, she was chief administrative officer of St. Louis-based Ascension Health.

Edward Prunchunas is senior vice president of finance and CFO at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Mr. Prunchunas took on his current title in 1998. He served as an associate director of finance and director of finance from 1981 to 1983 and rejoined the hospital in 1993 as vice president of finance.

Mary Prybylo has led St. Joseph Healthcare and St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, Maine, as president and CEO since September 2011. Before joining St. Joseph, she was the COO of Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital Health Center.

Robert W. Pryor, MD, is president, COO and CMO of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas. Dr. Pryor took on his role when the system formed from the 2013 merger of Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System and Temple, Texas-based Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Pryor was formerly CEO of Scott & White.

Ann Pumpian is senior vice president of finance and CFO of Sharp HealthCare in San Diego. Ms. Pumpian has served Sharp HealthCare in this role since 1993. She joined the health system in 1984.

Lois Quam is COO at The Nature Conservancy, a conservation organization. She is also the founder of Tysvar, an advisory firm focused on environmental and healthcare issues. From 1990 to 2007, Ms. Quam worked for UnitedHealth Group, focusing on providing older and low-income Americans with health insurance. She was eventually promoted to president and CEO of the public and senior markets division, where she oversaw the company's Medicare and Medicaid business, serving more than 10 million people.

Shafiq Rab, MD, is vice president and CIO Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Dr. Rab joined HackensackUMC as CIO in March 2012. He previously served as vice president and CIO of Greater Hudson Valley Health System in Middletown, N.Y., a position he took in 2008. Prior to his time at Greater Hudson, Dr. Rab served as vice president and CIO of St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic, N.J.

Barry Rabner is president and CEO of Plainsboro N.J.-based Princeton HealthCare System. During his tenure, the system launched its new $1.1 billion campus in Plainsboro, N.J., in June 2012, complete with eco-friendly infrastructure to draw green power from solar and thermal energy.
 
Andrew Racine, MD, PhD, is senior vice president and CMO of Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Racine has been at Montefiore since 1992, when he joined the hospital as chief of general pediatrics. He oversees quality, safety, medical affairs and graduate medical education across the Montefiore Medical Group's 22 sites.

Ramanathan Raju, MD, is president and CEO of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. He was appointed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in January 2014 to lead and oversee the 37,000 employees of the corporation. He previously served as CEO of Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago.

Paul Ramsey, MD, is CEO of UW Medicine in Seattle. Dr. Ramsey also serves as executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Roger A. Ray, MD, is executive vice president and CMO of Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C. Dr. Ray joined Carolinas in 2007. Previously, he served as chief quality officer of Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System.

Mack Reavis, MD, is president and CMO of Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Medical Center. Dr. Reavis has 34 years of experience at LRMC. He became executive vice president of clinical integration and CMO in 201 and was named president in 2012.

Stephanie L. Reel has been vice provost for IT and CIO for Johns Hopkins University since January 1999. She also serves as vice president for information services for Johns Hopkins Medicine, a post she has held since 1994.
 
Bertram Reese is senior vice president and CIO of Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, Va. Mr. Reese is responsible for information technology, process improvement, information and supply chain management at Sentara Healthcare. He is an internationally recognized expert in healthcare technology.

Uwe Reinhardt, PhD, is on the board of directors of the medical device company Boston Scientific, as a member of the Institute of Medicine and as a trustee for the Hambrecht & Quist Life Sciences Fund and Health Care Fund. He is also the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton (N.J.) University.

Michael Reney is CFO of Brigham and Women's Health Care, which includes Brigham and Women's Hospital and its Faulkner Hospital in Boston. Mr. Reney took on his current role in May 2008. He joined Brigham and Women's in 1990 as an accounting supervisor.

Michael Restuccia is vice president and CIO of University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia. Mr. Restuccia has more than 25 years of healthcare IT experience. Before he joined UPHS as vice president and CIO in 2008, Mr. Restuccia served as president of MedMatica Consulting Associates and held numerous interim CIO positions at hospitals and health systems across the country.
 
Stephen C. Reynolds served as president and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care in Memphis from 1994 to 2014. He joined the health system as an administrative resident in 1971.

Tim Rice is president and CEO of Cone Health in Greensboro, N.C. Mr. Rice was named president and CEO in 2004, having served as COO from 2001 to 2004. Prior to 2001, Mr. Rice served as executive vice president of Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro and as executive vice president of the health services division. He will retire at the end of 2014.  

Mark Rich is executive vice president and CFO of Steward Health Care System in Boston. Before his appointment as CFO, Mr. Rich served as executive vice president for corporate strategy at Steward, where he led an acquisition strategy that doubled the system's size in the first 18 months.

Joan Richards is president and CEO of Crozer-Keystone Health System in Springfield, Pa. Ms. Richards became president and CEO of the health system in 2006. She has worked at Crozer-Keystone since 1982.

Craig Richardville is senior vice president and CIO of Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Richardville has been with Carolinas HealthCare since 1997 and began serving as senior vice president and CIO in 2006. Mr. Richardville is responsible for the system's information services strategy, technology and operations as well as support services, clinical engineering and transcription services.

Deb Rislow is vice president of clinical operations and CIO of Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. Ms. Rislow brings 22 years of information systems experience in the healthcare industry to her role at Gundersen. She began work in her current roles in July 1997. Previously, she served as manager of application and technical services and as a systems analyst programmer for Gundersen.

Norman Rizk, MD, is ICU medical director of Stanford (Calif.) University Medical Center. In addition to serving in a CMO-equivalent position, Dr. Rizk is a senior associate dean of clinical affairs in Stanford's school of medicine. He is trained in pulmonology and critical care.

Mimi Roberson is president and CEO of Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver. Ms. Roberson has led the hospitals since 2000. Before beginning her career in hospital administration, Ms. Roberson practiced law for 11 years.

Cliff Robertson, MD, is senior vice president of divisional operations at Catholic Health Initiatives and CEO of CHI's Nebraska/Southwest Iowa Network. He previously served as the interim CEO of St. Luke's Health System in Houston and COO of CHI's Franciscan Health System in Tacoma, Wash. Dr. Robertson was named interim CEO of St. Luke's in October 2013, after the system was acquired by Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives.

Jeffrey A. Romoff is president and CEO of UPMC in Pittsburgh. Mr. Romoff was named president of UPMC in 1992 and in 2005 he became president and CEO. He has helped UPMC evolve into a 20-hospital, $10-billion fully integrated network.

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

John T. Rosenthal, MD, is associate vice chancellor and CMO of UCLA Health in Los Angeles. Dr. Rosenthal has been with UCLA since 1986, when he joined as director of renal transplantation. He was appointed CMO in 1999 and associate vice chancellor of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2003.

Cris Ross is CIO of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Mr. Ross came to Mayo Clinic in 2010 after serving at Surescripts, where was executive vice president and general manager of clinical interoperability. Prior to joining Surescripts, Mr. Ross served as CIO and then executive vice president of product and information services at CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic during a period of rapid growth, as the retail clinic expanded from 60 to 650 clinics.

Richard K. Rothberger is corporate executive vice president and CFO of Scripps Health in San Diego. Since his appointment as CFO in 2001, Mr. Rothberger has overseen a $120 million financial turnaround at Scripps Health.

Jeffrey M. Rothenberg, MD, is CMO of IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. Appointed to the position in 2013, Dr. Rothenberg has been a clinician at IU Health since 1996. He is an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology and is co-chair of the Indiana University School of Medicine's Development Coordinating Committee.

Amir Dan Rubin is president and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Palo Alto, Calif. Mr. Rubin was named president and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics in January 2011. He was previously COO of UCLA Health System in Los Angeles.

Dawn Rudolph is chief experience officer of Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tenn. Ms. Rudolph has held this position since July 2013. Previously, she served as president and CEO of Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.

Loring Rue, MD, is chief patient safety and clinical effectiveness officer of University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital. Dr. Rue has been with UAB since 1983, when he began his internship there. He is also a trauma surgeon at the 908-bed hospital.

Kathryn Ruscitto is president and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y. Ms. Ruscitto has been with St. Joseph's since 2001, when she was appointed senior vice president for strategic development and governmental affairs. In 2009, she was promoted to executive vice president and then named president and CEO in 2011.

Linda Russell has served as CEO of The Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston since 1994. She also serves on the board of directors and executive board for March of Dimes.

William Rutherford is executive vice president and CFO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corp. of America. Mr. Rutherford assumed his current position in January 2014. He previously served as COO of HCA's Physician Services Group. He has been with the company since 1986.

Maria Ryan, PhD, APRN, is CEO of Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H. Dr. Ryan joined Cottage Hospital in 2006 as CNO and COO and became CEO in 2010. She has nearly 30 years of healthcare experience.

Lee Sacks, MD, is executive vice president and CMO of Advocate Health Care and CEO of Advocate Physician Partners in Downers Grove, Ill. Dr. Sacks was appointed CEO of Advocate Physician Partners in 1995, and executive vice president and CMO of Advocate Health Care in 1997.

Ernie Sadau has served as president and CEO of CHRISTUS Health in Irving, Texas, since 2011. He joined CHRISTUS as senior vice president of patient and resident care operations in 2006.

Thomas J. Sadvary is president and CEO of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Lincoln Health Network, which formed in 2013 through the affiliation of John C. Lincoln Health Network in Phoenix and Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare.

Steven M. Safyer, MD, is president and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Safyer has been with Montefiore since 1982, previously serving as senior vice president and CMO. He currently serves as chair of the Board of Governors for the Greater New York Hospital Association and chair of the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes.

Kenneth Samet is president and CEO of MedStar Health in Columbia, Md. Mr. Samet has served as CEO of MedStar Health since 2008. He was the system's first COO when it launched in 1998 and was promoted to president and COO in 2003.

José Sánchez was named president and CEO of Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of experience as a healthcare executive to the position. He previously served as senior vice president of Generations Plus Northern Manhattan Health Network in New York City.

Fred Savelsbergh is CFO of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas. Mr. Savelsbergh was previously CFO of Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System, which merged with Scott & White Healthcare in October 2013 to form the largest nonprofit health system in Texas with 43 hospitals. Mr. Savelsbergh had been with Baylor since 1982.

Sue Schade is CIO of University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. Ms. Schade assumed her responsibilities as CIO of University of Michigan Health System in November 2012. Before then, she served as CIO of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston for 12 years. There, she led implementation of the Balanced Scorecard initiative, which links quality outcomes to financial data.
 
Judy Schanel is executive vice president of acute care services Cone Health and president of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C. Ms. Schanel was promoted to president of Cone Health's flagship hospital in 2010. She joined the health system in 2002, and in 2005 became vice president and service line administrator at Cone Memorial Hospital.

Mike Schatzlein, MD, has led Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tenn., as president and CEO since 2010. Previously, he served as CEO of Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, Ind., part of Community Health Systems.

Nancy Schlichting is president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Ms. Schlichting previously served as executive vice president and COO of the system. Prior to joining Henry Ford in 1998, Ms. Schlichting was executive vice president and COO of Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio.

Joseph H. Schneider, MD, is CMIO and medical director of clinical information of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas. Before he joined Baylor, Dr. Schneider served as CMIO of Children's Medical Center in Dallas. He is chairman of the Texas Medical Association Committee on Health IT and was one of the original authors of the Continuity of Care Record Standard, which evolved into how EMRs currently exchange information electronically. He is also clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.

Angela Scioscia, MD, is CMO of UCSD Health System in San Diego. Dr. Scioscia joined UCSD Health System in 1989 and has been CMO of UCSD Health System since 2004. She is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist.

Joseph A. Scopelliti, MD, is president and CEO of Guthrie health system in Sayre, Pa., and a practicing gastroenterologist at Guthrie Clinic in Sayre. He joined Guthrie Clinic in 1984 and has held many positions within and the clinic and system, including president of the medical staff.

J. Gary Seay is senior vice president and CIO of Community Health Systems in Franklin, Tenn. Mr. Seay's career with Community Health Systems dates back to 1997. During his tenure, Mr. Seay has built and leads a full service corporate IT organization of more than 500 corporate professionals and 1,000 market-based staff members for the $13 billion healthcare system.
 
Nancy Semerdjian, RN, is CNO of Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem, a fully integrated delivery system serving the Chicago metropolitan area. Under her leadership, the system saw positive results across NorthShore's Nursing Care Quality Indicators in 2012, designed as benchmarks to foster continuous improvement.

Michael Shabot, MD, is CMO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston. Prior to his appointment as CMO, Dr. Shabot served as the system's chief quality officer. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences in Houston.

Neel Shah, MD, practices in the OB/GYN department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. His primary clinical interests are in safe pregnancy and childbirth, and he is building a research program at Harvard's Ariadne Labs to study the global epidemic of Caesarean sections. Dr. Shah is perhaps best known for founding Costs of Care, a nonprofit organization that aims to help clinicians and patients "deflate medical bills."

John Jay Shannon, MD, is CEO of Chicago-based Cook County Health and Hospitals System. He joined the CCHHS medical staff in 1990. His previous roles include director of the Adult Asthma Clinic and associate chair of the department of medicine. He was also the executive vice president and CMO at the Dallas-based Parkland Health and Hospital System from 2007 to 2012. In 2013, he rejoined CCHHS as the chief of clinical integration.

Louis Shapiro is president and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Mr. Shapiro was appointed CEO of HHS in 2006. Previously, he served as COO of Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.

Steven Shapiro, MD, is executive vice president and chief medical and scientific officer of UPMC. Dr. Shapiro has been with UPMC since 2006. He came to the hospital after serving as chief of Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital's pulmonary and critical care medicine departments. He is also president of the physician services division at UPMC.

John A. Shelton Jr. is president and CEO of DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur, Ga. Before he took on his current role in October 2011, Mr. Shelton served as COO of DeKalb Medical Center for seven years.

Marcus B. Shipley is senior vice president and CIO of CHE Trinity Health in Livonia, Mich. Mr. Shipley began his tenure as senior vice president and CIO of Trinity Health, now CHE Trinity Health, in April 2012. His career in IT spans more than 20 years and includes several industries. Before his current appointment, he worked with health insurer Cigna as vice president of IT, IT infrastructure and operations.
 
Gary Shorb has served as president and CEO of Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn., since 2001. He joined Methodist in 1990 as executive vice president, and before that, served for four years as president of Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

David Shulkin, MD, is the president of Morristown (N.J.) Memorial Hospital as well as vice president of its parent company, Morristown-based Atlantic Health System. He was named to his current position in 2010, prior to which he served as president-elect and COO of Morristown Memorial Hospital. He is a board-certified internist and has served in numerous leadership roles during his career, including as president and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, now known as Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

Knox Singleton is CEO of Inova Health System in Falls Church, Va. Mr. Singleton took the helm of Inova Health System in 1984, then called the Fairfax Hospital Association. He joined the organization in 1983 as executive vice president for operations.

James H. Skogsbergh is president and CEO of Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove, Ill. Before his appointment to president and CEO, Mr. Skogsbergh served as executive vice president and COO of Advocate Health Care. He has also served as executive vice president of Iowa Health System in Des Moines and the president and CEO of three Des Moines hospitals.

Peter L. Slavin, MD, has served as president of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston since 2003. From 1999 to 2002, he served as chairman and CEO of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization.

Daniel Slipkovich is founder and executive chairman of the board of directors at Capella Healthcare in Brentwood, Tenn. He previously served as Capella's CEO. Before then, Mr. Slipkovich was president and COO of Province Healthcare, which was acquired by Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Hospitals in 2005.

Mark F. Slyter is president and CEO of Baton Rouge (La.) General Medical Center and General Health System. Mr. Slyter began as president and CEO of Baton Rouge General Medical Center in November 2013. He previously served as president and CEO of Baptist Health System in Jackson, Miss.

Diana Smalley is president and CEO of Mercy's West Communities in Chesterfield, Mo. Ms. Smalley has served as president and CEO of Mercy's West Communities since 2007. In March 2012, she was elected chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served a one-year term.

Alan Smith is senior vice president and CIO of Capella Healthcare in Franklin, Tenn. Mr. Smith was appointed to his current position in April 2011. Before then, he served as vice president of applications for Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard Health Systems. He also spent time with Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C., as vice president of clinical applications.

Bruce Smith is senior vice president of information systems and CIO of Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove, Ill. Mr. Smith was previously vice president and CIO for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill.

Ryan Smith is senior vice president of information technology and CIO of Banner Health in Phoenix. He became senior vice president of IT and CIO of Banner in October 2013. He previously served as assistant vice president of IT operations at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, where he developed and implemented a plan to exchange clinical data between external physicians and Banner's EMR system.

Steven Smith was named CIO of four-hospital NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill., in April 2012. Previously, he spent 12 years as chief technology officer for NorthShore. Mr. Smith was part of the team that oversaw NorthShore's integrated EMR implementation. In 2009, NorthShore was among the first systems to receive recognition from HIMSS Analytics for Stage 7 status.

Wayne Smith is chairman and CEO of Community Health Systems in Brentwood, Tenn. Mr. Smith has led CHS since 1997. Before then, he spent 23 years in management positions with Humana.

John Smithhisler is KentuckyOne Health Market Leader for Central & Eastern Kentucky. Mr. Smithhisler previously served as president of Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He came to KentuckyOne from Health Care Consulting in Shrewsbury, Mass., and previously served as president of Saint Vincent Hospital in Worchester, Mass.

Steven Sonenreich is president and CEO of Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach, Fla. Mr. Sonenreich began his career at Mount Sinai Medical Center in 1976. In 1996, he left the hospital to become CEO of Cedars Medical Center in Miami, but was recruited back to Mount Sinai in 2001.

Charles W. Sorenson, MD, is president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. Before he was appointed CEO in 2009, Dr. Sorenson served as Intermountain Healthcare's executive vice president and COO from 1998.

Phillip Sowa became CEO of Saint Louis University Hospital in January 2011. His previous CEO experience includes leading Park Plaza Hospital in Houston and Tenet's Meadowcrest Hospital in Gretna, La.

Joseph W. St. Gerne III, MD, is physician-in-chief of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. St. Gerne was named to his position in 2013. Previously he was CMO and chairman of pediatrics at Duke Children's Hospital in Durham, N.C.

Rulon Stacey, PhD, is president and CEO of Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis. Dr. Stacey began his duties as Fairview Health's top leader in November 2013. Dr. Stacey was previously president of Fort Collins-based University of Colorado Health. Before then, he led Fort Collins-based Poudre Valley Health System for 16 years.

Richard J. Statuto is president and CEO of Bon Secours Health System in Marriottsville, Md. Mr. Statuto has led the Catholic, nonprofit Bon Secours since 2005. He joined Bon Secours in 1987 as vice president of planning and marketing. He previously worked at St. Joseph Health System in Orange, Calif., as well.

Glenn Steele, Jr., MD, is president and CEO of Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa. Dr. Steele joined Geisinger as president and CEO in March 2001. He previously served as vice president for medical affairs, dean of Pritzker School of Medicine and professor in the department of surgery at University of Chicago. He also held leadership roles at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston.  

Shelbourn Stevens is president of Brunswick Novant Medical Center in Bolivia, N.C. Mr. Stevens was named to lead Brunswick Novant in June 2012. He previously served as senior director of operations for the nonprofit hospital.

Paul Stewart is president and CEO of Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Ore. Mr. Stewart has led Sky Lakes, a 176-bed hospital, since 1992. Before then, he was vice president of operations for North Kansas City (Mo.) Hospital.

Thomas "Tim" Stover, MD, is president and CEO of Akron (Ohio) General Health System. Dr. Stover became president and CEO of Akron General in February 2012, but he has been with the system since 1993. He previously served as president of Akron General's outpatient services.

Pamela Stoyanoff is executive vice president and COO of Dallas-based Methodist Health System. Before Ms. Stoyanoff assumed her role at four-hospital Methodist Health System, she served in senior management and executive positions with Mokena, Ill.-based Provena Health, Vista Health in Waukegan, Ill., and St. Vincent Health System, based in Little Rock, Ark.

David Strong is president of Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, N.C. Mr. Strong became president of Rex Healthcare in September 2004. He also serves as COO of UNC Health Care for system affiliations, providing for all community hospitals and regional care sites within the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based system.

Quint Studer is president of the Studer Group, a healthcare consulting company that helps organizations create cultures of clinical and financial accountability. Before founding Studer Group, Mr. Studer was senior vice president and CEO of Chicago-based Holy Cross Hospital and president of Pensacola, Fla.-based Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Paul Summerside, MD, is CMO of BayCare Clinic and Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wis. An emergency physician, Dr. Summerside has served as CMO and president of the board for BayCare Clinic and Aurora BayCare Medical Center since 1999.  

Andrew Sussman, MD, is president of MinuteClinic and senior vice president and associate medical officer of CVS Caremark. MinuteClinic is a rapidly growing retail medical clinic provider, with 650 retail healthcare centers located in CVS/pharmacy stores in 25 states.

Ronald W. Swinfard, MD, was president and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa. Dr. Swinfard was named president and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network in November 2010. Prior to that, he served as the health network's CMO since October 2003. He retired from his current position early this month.

Rebecca Sykes is senior vice president of resource management and CIO of Catholic Health Partners in Cincinnati. Ms. Sykes assumed her current role in 1999 after serving as Catholic Health Partners' director of corporate information services. One of her most notable accomplishments is bringing IT staff members from throughout CHP's systems into one centralized IT organization. Prior to joining CHP, Ms. Sykes was director of information systems for TriHealth in Cincinnati.

Michael C. Tarwater is CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Tarwater has led Carolinas for more than 10 years. He joined the system, which includes more than 30 hospitals, in 1981. Before then, he served as an assistant administrator with University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham.

Paul Taylor is CEO of Ozarks Community Hospital in Springfield, Mo. In 1987, he entered a private law practice in Webb City, Mo., and eventually, in 2000, became CEO of Ozarks Community Hospital.

Karen Teitelbaum is president and CEO of Sinai Health System in Chicago. Ms. Teitelbaum most recently served as executive vice president and COO of Sinai. She is an immediate-past member of the Maternal and Child Health Committee of the American Hospital Association and serves on the board of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council.  

Anthony Tersigni is president and CEO of Ascension in St. Louis. Dr. Tersigni assumed his role at the top of Ascension in January 2012. The organization oversees Ascension Health, the largest Catholic and nonprofit health system in the country. Dr. Tersigni served as president and CEO of Ascension Health from 2004 until his current appointment.

E.W. Tibbs Jr. became president and CEO of Centra Health in Lynchburg, Va., in April 2013. He previously served as the system's senior vice president for operations and as president and CEO of Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, Va.

Andrew Thomas, MD, is senior associate vice president of health sciences and CMO of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. Dr. Thomas was appointed to his position as CMO of the hospital system and its physician practices in 2013. He is the second CMO the organization has appointed. Dr. Thomas specializes in internal medicine.

Warner Thomas is CEO of Ochsner Health System in New Orleans. Mr. Thomas assumed his role in September 2012. He previously served as president and COO since he joined the system in 1998.  

Greg Thompson, MD, is CMO of Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. In addition to his duties as CMO, Dr. Thompson is also a member of Gundersen Health System's board of directors. He has been a clinician at the system since 1993.

Jeffrey E. Thompson, MD, is CEO of Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. A practicing pediatric intensivist and neonatologist, Dr. Thompson has led Gundersen Health as CEO since 2001. Dr. Thompson also serves as the system's chairman of the board.

Douglass A. Towriss, MD, is CMO and Director of Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Ind. Dr. Towriss, a critical care specialist, joined Schneck in 2002. In addition to his duties as CMO, he continues to perform clinical duties as a hospitalist.

Victor Trianfo, DO, is CMO of Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville, Ohio. Dr. Trianfo has been at Memorial Hospital since 1999. Before his appointment as CMO in 2013, he served in many other leadership capacities, including assistant director of emergency medicine, vice president of medical staff and physician quality liaison.

Peggy Troy, RN, MSN, is CEO of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Ms. Troy began her tenure in 2009. Before then, she served as COO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn.

Joseph A. Trunfio, PhD, is the president and CEO of Morristown N.J.-based Atlantic Health System. He previously served as president and CEO of Via Caritas Health System, based in Parsippany, N.J. He serves on the boards of directors of the Jersey Hospital Association, QualCare Alliance Networks, Fair Share Hospitals Collaborative and New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals.

Jonathon D. Truwit, MD, MBA, is CMO of Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Truwit was appointed CMO in December 2013. He comes to the position from the Charlottesville-based University of Virginia Health System, where he served as CMO and senior associate dean for clinical affairs.

Nick Turkal, MD, is president and CEO of Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee. Dr. Turkal joined Aurora in 1987 and was named president and CEO of the system in 2007. He practiced family medicine for more than 20 years and served as chair of the Wisconsin Hospital Association in 2011.

Bernard J. Tyson is chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif. Mr. Tyson became CEO of Kaiser Permanente in July 2013 and took on the title of chairman this year. He had previously served as president and COO of the organization since 2010.

Michael Ugwueke is president and CEO of Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hospitals. He also serves as president and COO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis. Mr. Ugwueke previously served as vice president of Methodist North and South Hospitals, both located in Memphis.

Richard Umbdenstock is president and CEO of the American Hospital Association in Washington, D.C. Mr. Umbdenstock was president and CEO of former Spokane, Wash.-based Providence Services, which merged with Providence Health System in 2006 to form Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services. He served as executive vice president of the merged system before assuming his current role in 2007.

Kevin L. Unger is president and CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo. Mr. Unger has led Poudre Valley Hospital since 2005. He joined Poudre Valley Health System in 2001, serving as vice president of planning and strategic development for the system and vice president of operations for the hospital.

Chris Van Gorder is president and CEO of Scripps Health in San Diego. A former police officer, Mr. Van Gorder was named president and CEO of five hospital-Scripps Health in 2000. He has led the system's turnaround, adding nearly 5,000 employees to its ranks throughout his tenure.

Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, MBA, is CMO of OhioHealth in Columbus. Before being named CMO of OhioHealth in 2008, Dr. Vanderhoff was vice president of medical education, quality and patient safety at OhioHealth's Columbus-based Grant Medical Center.

David Vandewater is president and CEO of Ardent Health Services in Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Vandewater was originally chairman of Behavioral Health Corporation, Ardent's predecessor company, before becoming president and CEO in 2001. In that role, Mr. Vandewater expanded the company to become Ardent, acquiring acute-care hospitals and health systems and selling its behavioral hospitals in 2005.

Anita Vaughn is administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women in Memphis, Tenn. Ms. Vaughn has held her current position since 1998. Before then, she served as the director of practice management for Memphis-based Baptist Memorial Health.

Jim Veline is senior vice president and CIO of Avera Health in Sioux Falls, S.D. As senior vice president and CIO of Avera Health, Mr. Veline has led the system to garner 15 Most Wired awards. Furthermore, in 2012, the system's eEmergency service was recognized with a Most Wired Innovator Award from Hospitals & Health Networks.
 
Kevin Vermeer is executive vice president, chief strategy officer and ACO chief executive for UnityPoint Health in West Des Moines. Mr. Vermeer was previously executive vice president and CFO of UnityPoint, formerly Iowa Health System.

Paul S. Viviano is CEO of University of California San Diego Health System. Mr. Viviano is also associate vice chancellor for UC San Diego Health Sciences. He was previously president and CEO of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles.

Michael Vivoda is president and CEO of Cadence Health in Winfield, Ill. Mr. Vivoda was selected to lead Cadence, the system created through the merger of Central DuPage Health and Geneva, Ill.-based Delnor Community Health System, in April 2012. Before then, he served as president of Central DuPage Hospital.

Jerry Vuchak is vice president of information systems of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Mr. Vuchak joined Barnes-Jewish Hospital in this role in 2007. He was promoted to vice president of information services, academic hospitals and the Washington University School of Medicine integration with Barnes-Jewish in August 2008, where he oversaw IT alignment between Barnes-Jewish hospitals and the medical school. He has 25 years of experience in the IT field.

William Wagnon III is CEO of Henrico, Parham and Retreat Doctors' Hospitals in Richmond, Va. Mr. Wagnon became CEO of these three hospitals, all part of Richmond-based HCA Virginia Health System, in September 2013. He previously served as CEO of Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas.

Gary Wainer, DO, is medical director of Cadence Medical Partners, Cadence Health's clinical integration and accountable care organization in Winfield, Ill. He previously served as executive director and CMO of Chicago Health System — an accountable care organization that includes Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago and MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Ill.

Brent E. Wallace, MD, is CMO of Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. Dr. Wallace oversees physician relations and medical affairs and coordinates hospital-based clinical programs at Intermountain Healthcare. He has practiced family medicine for 26 years in Roy, Utah.

Mark Wallace was named president and CEO of Texas Children's in Houston in 1989. He has led the hospital through several capital and expansion projects throughout his 24-year tenure, including the hospital's $1.5 billion expansion, called Vision 2010.  

Stephen L. Wallenhaupt, MD, is executive vice president and CMO of Novant Health in Winston-Salem, N.C. Before coming to Novant Health in 2006, Dr. Wallenhaupt served as executive vice president for medical affairs at Presbyterian Healthcare in Charlotte, N.C., beginning in 2001. Dr. Wallenhaupt is a board-certified cardiologist.

Mitch Wasden, Ed.D, is CEO and COO of University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia. Dr. Wasden has served as COO of University of Missouri Health Care since June 2012, and he added the CEO title in January 2013. He previously served as CEO of Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La.

Alan Watson is CEO of Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tenn. Mr. Watson has been CEO of Maury Regional since June 2012 and previously COO of the hospital.

Stephen Weber, MD, is vice president for clinical effectiveness and CMO of University of Chicago Medical Center, a role he's held since 2011. Before then, he served as University of Chicago Medical Center's director of infection control and clinical quality.

James N. Weinstein, DO, is president and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, N.H. Before he was appointed to this position in 2011, Dr. Weinstein served as president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic and director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Dr. Weinstein, a spine surgeon, is also known for his expertise in low back pain.

Allen Weiss, MD, is president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Fla. Dr. Weiss became president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System in 2006. Before then, he led a private practice in internal medicine, rheumatology and geriatrics for more than 20 years.  

David Weiss is senior vice president and CIO of BJC Healthcare in St. Louis. Mr. Weiss joined BJC HealthCare in 1990. As CIO, he oversees a $150 million annual budget and an IT staff of 700 professionals. He also currently serves as vice chair of the board of directors of the Missouri Health Information Organization, an information exchange organization.

Gary E. Weiss is executive vice president, treasurer and CFO of NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill. He spent more than 25 years in the banking and financial sector before coming to NorthShore in 2001.

Ron Werthman is vice president of finance, treasurer and CFO of The Johns Hopkins Health System and The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Mr. Werthman became vice president and CFO of the Johns Hopkins Health System and hospital in 1993. Before then, he was vice president and CFO of Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.

Penny Ann Wheeler, MD, is president and chief clinical officer of Allina Health in Minneapolis. Dr. Wheeler, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, has served as Allina Health's CCO since 2006. Previously, she served on the Allina Health board of directors as leader of the quality committee.

Suzanne R. White, MD, MBA, is executive vice president and CMO of Detroit Medical Center. Dr. White has been at DMC for 22 years, serving extensively in emergency medicine at the hospital. She was appointed to her current position in 2010.

Carl Whitmer is president and CEO of IASIS Healthcare in Franklin, Tenn. Mr. Whitmer became president and CEO of IASIS, a privately held hospital operator, in 2010. He joined the company in 2000 as vice president and treasurer, eventually moving on to become CFO before taking the helm as president and CEO.

Anthony D. Whittemore, MD, has served as CMO of of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston since January 1999. He previously served as director of the hospital's surgical residency training program, chief of the division of vascular surgery, and director of the BWH Vascular Center.

Guy R. Wiebking is president and CEO of Provena Health in Mokena, Ill. Mr. Wiebking served on Provena's board of directors as a charter member when the system formed in 1997. He has served in various leadership capacities throughout his tenure with the now 12-hospital system, including chair of the board from 2002 to 2006.

Laishy Williams-Carlson is vice president and CIO of Bon Secours Health System in Richmond, Va. Ms. Williams-Carlson has served as vice president and CIO of Bon Secours since 2006. Before then, she was vice president and CIO of Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System in Norfolk, Va., for nine years.
 
Mark Williams, MD, is CMO of North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo. Dr. Williams has been at NMHS since 2009. Before then, he was Birmingham, Ala.-based St. Vincent Health System's senior vice president and CMO.

Stephen A. Williams is president and CEO of Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Ky. Mr. Williams joined Norton Healthcare in 1977 and has served as system president and CEO since 1993. He was executive vice president and COO before assuming his current role.

Carolyn Wilson, RN, is executive vice president and COO of Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services and co-president of University of Minnesota Health in Minneapolis. Ms. Wilson joined Fairview in 2011 with nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare, ranging from direct patient care to leadership positions. She was previously COO and associate dean at University of Chicago Medical Center.

Deanna Wise is executive vice president and CIO of Dignity Health in San Francisco. As executive vice president and CIO, Ms. Wise oversees all of Dignity Health's IT functions with a focus on the 40-hospital system's EMR. Before assuming her current position in November 2011, Ms. Wise served as senior vice president and CIO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard Health Systems.

Richard Wohns, MD, JD, a neurosurgeon, founded Puyallup, Wash.-based NeoSpine in 2001. He serves as president of the organization, which provides spine surgery and interventional pain management services and diagnostic techniques. Dr. Wohns is one of the first qualified neurosurgeons in the country to perform a revolutionary technique for minimally invasive lumbar fusions. He's performed more than 3,000 successful outpatient spine surgeries.

Nicholas Wolter, MD, is CEO of Billings (Mont.) Clinic. Dr. Wolter leads Billings Clinic, which operates a 272-bed hospital, 200-physician group practice, nursing home and research division. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of the American Medical Group Association.

Dan Wolterman is president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston. Mr. Wolterman has led Memorial Hermann since 2002 and he has more than 30 years of healthcare experience.   

David Wood Jr., MD, is CMO of Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Mich. Dr. Wood was appointed CMO in 2013, following the resignation of Ananias C. Diokno, MD, who had been Beaumont's CMO since 2006. Dr. Wood is also president of Beaumont Physician Partners, the administrative organization for Beaumont physicians.

Rand Wortman is president and CEO of Kadlec Health System and CEO of Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Wash. Mr. Wortman has led Kadlec Health and its flagship hospital since 2000. Before then, he most recently served as COO of Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Fla., for three years.  

Robert Wyllie, MD, is chief medical operations officer of Cleveland Clinic. Before being appointed CMOO, Dr. Wyllie was chief of the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital and chairman of its Pediatric Institute. He was appointed CMOO of the system in 2011.

Eric Yablonka is vice president and CIO of University of Chicago Medicine. Mr. Yablonka began his tenure in this role in August 2001. Before then, he served as vice president and CIO of Saint Raphael Healthcare System in New Haven, Conn.

Tom Zenty III is CEO of University Hospitals in Cleveland. Mr. Zenty has served as CEO of University Hospitals since 2003, overseeing a system that includes eight owned and two joint-ventured medical centers. He was previously executive vice president of clinical services and COO at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles.

 

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