66 Hospital and Health System CEOs With the Longest Tenures

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The average tenure for a hospital or health system CEO with an organization is a little more than five and a half years, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives' most recent report on the subject. Given the relative mobility of healthcare executives, Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to highlight the following hospital and health system CEOs, all of whom have served at the helm of their organizations for at least 11 years, some upwards of 25 years.

To develop this list, the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team analyzed previous lists of leaders, accepted peer and self-nominations, and interviewed healthcare industry experts for president and CEOs who have tenures exceeding 11 years.

Joel T. Allison. President and CEO of Baylor Health Care System (Dallas). In his role as president and CEO, which he has held since 2000, Mr. Allison oversees Baylor's 27 owned, leased or affiliated hospitals. Mr. Allison joined Baylor Health Care in 1993, and served as Baylor's senior executive vice president and COO before his current appointment.  

Steven M. Altschuler, MD. President and CEO of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Altschuler has served as president and CEO of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia since 2000. Previously, he served as physician-in-chief and the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at CHOP, and professor and chair of the department of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Richard A. Anderson. President and CEO of St. Luke's University Health Network (Bethlehem, Pa.). Since 1985, Mr. Anderson has served as president and CEO of St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, which includes six hospital sites and approximately 300 employed physicians.

David L. Bernd. CEO of Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.). Mr. Bernd became CEO of Sentara Healthcare, a non-profit system with six hospitals, in 1994. He joined the system in 1972 and held a variety of positions, including executive vice president and COO of the system and president of Sentara Hospitals-Norfolk (Va.).

Dave A. Bleakney. Administrator and CEO of Angleton (Texas) Danbury Medical Center.
Mr. Bleakney has held his current position as CEO of Angletown Danbury Medical Center, a public hospital with 64 beds, since December 1993. Under his tenure, he led the development of a new outpatient surgical and cardiac care center in 1999, reduced overhead costs by 15 percent and led the hospital to its most profitable operation in the organization's history.  

Richard C. Breon. President and CEO of Spectrum Health System (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Mr. Breon has served as president and CEO of Spectrum Health System since 2000 and has more than 35 years of healthcare administration experience. He previously served as president and CEO of St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center in Evansville, Ind., and of Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

Vincent C. Caponi. President and CEO of St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis.
Mr. Caponi has led St. Vincent Health since September 1998, which is the same year the system was formed. He also serves as St. Louis-based Ascension Health's ministry market leader for Indiana and Wisconsin. Before 1998, Mr. Caponi served as president and CEO of St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. He spent time as administrator, president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta, Ga., and CEO of United Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Mich., earlier in his career.

Kimberly Chavalas Cripe. President and CEO of Children's Hospital of Orange County (Orange, Calif.). Ms. Cripe joined Children's Hospital of Orange County in 1991 and has served as president and CEO since 1997. She initially served as executive vice president and COO before accepting her current role. Prior to joining the hospital, Ms. Cripe held several positions with Humana, where she oversaw strategic planning, business development, physician relations, marketing and public affairs.

Michael D. Connelly, JD. President and CEO of Catholic Health Partners (Cincinnati). Mr. Connelly was named president and CEO of Catholic Health Partners in 1995. He previously served as regional executive and CEO of Daughters of Charity National Health System-West in Los Altos Hills, Calif., and president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago. He also practiced law with firm Gardner, Carlton and Douglas earlier in his career.

Pamela M. Davis. President and CEO of Edward Hospital (Naperville, Ill.). Ms. Davis has served as president and CEO of Edward Hospital since 1988. Throughout her tenure, Ms. Davis has led the hospital to become one of the busiest in DuPage County. She also played a crucial role in a five-year corruption investigation in Illinois that led to the arrest and imprisonment of former state governor Rod Blagojevich and other state officials.

Lloyd H. Dean. President and CEO of Dignity Health (San Francisco). Mr. Dean has served as president and CEO of Dignity Health, previously known as Catholic Healthcare West, since 2000. In this role, Mr. Dean oversees the overall strategy for Dignity's 40 acute-care hospitals in California, Arizona and Nevada. He previously served as executive vice president and COO of Oak Brook, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care.

Michael J. Dowling. President and CEO of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (Great Neck, N.Y.). Mr. Dowling has led North Shore-LIJ as president and CEO since 2002. Before then, he served as the system's executive vice president and COO. He joined the system in 1995 after serving as a senior vice president at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Mr. Dowling previously held positions with the New York State government, serving for seven years as state director of Health, Education and Human Services and as deputy secretary to the governor.

James Elrod. President and CEO of Willis-Knighton Health System (Shreveport, La.). Mr. Elrod has held his leadership position at Willis-Knighton since 1965, making him the longest-tenured hospital administrator in the country. He has been recognized as one of the most influential citizens in north Louisiana during the past century because of his involvement in educational, economic, cultural and humanitarian efforts in addition to his duties as a healthcare leader.

Daniel F. Evans, Jr., JD. President and CEO of Indiana University Health (Indianapolis). Mr. Evans was named president and CEO of Indiana University Health in November 2002, when the system was known as Clarian Health. IU Health now includes more than 20 affiliated hospitals and health centers throughout Indiana. Before joining the system, Mr. Evans was a partner with the law firm Baker & Daniels.

Michael Faas. President and CEO of Metro Health (Grand Rapids, Mich.).
Mr. Faas has led Metro Health as president and CEO since 1994. Previously, he served as senior vice president of operations of St. Luke's Methodist Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and as co-CEO of the Borgess Metro Health Alliance in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Michael J. Farrell, Jr. CEO of Somerset (Pa.) Hospital.
Mr. Farrell has served as CEO of Somerset Hospital since 1980. He also serves as president and CEO of the hospital's affiliate organizations, including its physician practices, behavioral health center and chemical dependence services. Before assuming his role at the helm of the organization, Mr. Farrell served as assistant administrator at Somerset Hospital.

Peter S. Fine. President and CEO of Banner Health (Phoenix). Mr. Fine has led Banner Health, a non-profit system including 23 hospitals across seven states, since 2000. Previously, Mr. Fine served as executive vice president and COO of Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care. He also served as president and CEO of Grant Hospital of Chicago and as senior vice president of operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, also in Chicago.

Georgia Fojtasek, RN. President and CEO of Allegiance Health (Jackson, Mich.). Ms. Fojtasek has served as president and CEO of Allegiance Health since 1994. She joined the system in 1989 and served as the 480-bed system's senior vice president and COO before her current role.

Glenn Fosdick. President and CEO of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha). Mr. Fosdick was appointed to lead Nebraska Medical Center in August 2001. Before assuming the top position with the 687-bed teaching hospital, Mr. Fosdick served as president and CEO of 495-bed Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich., for six years. He previously held administrative positions with Buffalo (N.Y.) General Hospital and Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia, N.Y.

Timothy M. Goldfarb. CEO of Shands HealthCare (Gainesville, Fla.). Mr. Goldfarb has served as CEO of Shands HealthCare since 2001. He previously served as director of University Hospital and Health Care Systems at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland for four years. Mr. Goldfarb was also senior associate director of Arizona Medical Center in Phoenix and assistant administrator of Tucson (Ariz.) General Hospital.

Larry J. Goodman, MD. CEO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Dr. Goodman has served as CEO of Rush University Medical Center since February 2002. He also serves as president of Rush University, president of Rush System for Health and principal officer of the Rush board of trustees. Dr. Goodman, who is a professor of medicine, previously served as senior vice president for medical affairs at Rush and medical director of Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

George C. Halvorson. Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Mr. Halvorson has served as chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente since 2002. He has more than 30 years of healthcare management experience, including time spent in several senior management positions with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, he served as president and CEO of Minneapolis-based HealthPartners. Mr. Halvorson will retire in December 2013.   

Dean M. Harrison. President and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Chicago). Mr. Harrison has led Northwestern Memorial HealthCare since 2002. He joined the system in 1998 as senior vice president for corporate operations, and previously served as president and COO of University of Chicago Health System. Mr. Harrison currently serves as secretary of the Illinois Hospital Association's board of trustees.

Bart Hove. President of Bristol (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hove assumed his responsibilities as president of Bristol Regional Medical Center in 2000. Before then, he served as CEO of Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Miss., president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Ky., CEO of Crestwood Hospital in Huntsville, Ala., and administrator of Beaches Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

Gary S. Kaplan, MD. Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System (Seattle). Dr. Kaplan has served as chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System since 2000. Along with his duties as a practicing internal medicine physician, he is also a clinical professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Kaplan is a founding member of Health CEOs for Health Reform and has served on the boards of several organizations, including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Medical Group Management Association.

Kent Keahey. President and CEO of Providence Healthcare Network (Waco, Texas). Mr. Keahey has held his current post since February 1984. Before then, he served as vice president of St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas, along with several other administrative positions throughout the 16 years he spent with that hospital. Mr. Keahey's 45-year career has been spent with organizations under St. Louis-based Ascension Health.  

Kelby K. Krabbenhoft. President and CEO of Sanford Health (Fargo, N.D., and Sioux Falls, S.D.). Mr. Krabbenhoft has been president of Sanford Health since 1996 and CEO since 1997. He previously served as president and CEO of Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo., executive vice president of Sisters of Mary of the Presentation Health System in Fargo, N.D., and president of St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley, Ill.

Bruce Lawrence. President and CEO of Integris Health (Oklahoma City). Mr. Lawrence has been at Integris Health since 2001. He served as president of the system's Baptist and Southwest Medical Centers in Oklahoma City and as executive vice president and COO of the system before becoming CEO. He was also senior vice president and COO of Baptist Health in Montgomery, Ala., and vice president of Baptist Health System in Little Rock, Ark.

James C. Leonard, MD. President and CEO of The Carle Foundation (Urbana, Ill.). Dr. Leonard became president and CEO of the non-profit integrated health system, The Carle Foundation, and its 325-bed Carle Foundation Hospital in 2000. He joined the Carle Clinic Association in 1984 as a primary care physician. He served as vice president of medical affairs of The Carle Foundation from 1997 to 1999 and was a member of its board of trustees from 1994 to 1999.

Rick Linneweh. CEO of Yakima (Wash.) Valley Memorial Hospital. Mr. Linneweh has led Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, a 226-bed facility, since 1977. The independent and non-profit hospital was in severe financial distress when Mr. Linneweh assumed his post, but he has since turned it around and more than tripled it in size. Mr. Linneweh previously told Becker's that he has little interest in retiring given the energy and innovation involved in healthcare reform.

Steven H. Lipstein. President and CEO of BJC HealthCare (St. Louis). Mr. Lipstein has held his current position as president and CEO of BJC HealthCare since 1999. He serves on the St. Louis Regional Health Commission and is a board member of the Missouri Hospital Association. He is also on the board of trustees for Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and is chairman of the university's Institute of Public Health National Advisory Council.  

Robert Longo. President and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital (Lebanon, Pa.). Mr. Longo has been with Good Samaritan Hospital since 1983 and has served as president and CEO since July 1993. Since then, Mr. Longo led the largest expansion project in the hospital's history, which included the development of a cardiovascular program, and established an affiliation with a tertiary care organization to operate a jointly shared family practice residency program.  

Brent A. Marsteller. President and CEO of Cabell Huntington (W.V.) Hospital. Mr. Marsteller has been president and CEO of Cabell Huntington, a 313-bed academic medical center, since 2000. Under his tenure, the hospital opened a new, five-story patient tower and reached noteworthy improvements in its patient satisfaction scores.

Doug McMillan. CEO of West Park Hospital (Cody, Wyo.). Mr. McMillan assumed his responsibilities as CEO of West Park Hospital in 1997, making his tenure one of the longest of any hospital CEO in Wyoming. West Park includes a 25-bed critical access hospital, a long-term care facility, an inpatient substance abuse treatment center and an inpatient hospice center. During his time with West Park, Mr. McMillan has nearly doubled the hospital's physician staff.

Jim Miller. President and CEO of Renown Health (Reno, Nev.). Mr. Miller was been with Renown Health, a two-hospital system that serves 17 counties, for more than 20 years. He has served as the system's president and CEO since January 2000.  

Michael W. Murphy. President and CEO of Sharp HealthCare (San Diego). Mr. Murphy has been at the helm of Sharp HealthCare since June 1996. Under his tenure, the four-hospital system launched an initiative called The Sharp Experience, which aims to enhance patient, employee and physician satisfaction. Also, in December 2011, Sharp was chosen by CMS to participate in the first round of Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations.

Mark R. Neaman. President and CEO of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.).
Mr. Neaman has led four-hospital NorthShore University HealthSystem since 1992, though he has spent his entire career with the system since joining Evanston (Ill.) Hospital in 1974. Mr. Neaman has received recognition from the American College of Healthcare Executives, which named him "Young Healthcare Executive of the Year" in 2009.

Sister Romaine Niemeyer, SCC. President and CEO of Holy Spirit Health System (Camp Hill, Pa.). Sr. Niemeyer assumed her responsibilities as president and CEO of Holy Spirit Health System in January 1990. The health system's anchor, Holy Spirit Hospital, was founded in 1963 by the Sisters of Christian Charity, who have operated it since.

Steven J. Packer, MD. President and CEO of Community Hospital of the Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula. Dr. Packer assumed his duties as president and CEO of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in January 1999. He previously served as chief of staff and was medical director of the hospital's intensive care unit for 11 years. Before joining the hospital, Dr. Packer was a partner in a cardiopulmonary practice.

Paul Pawlak. CEO of Silver Cross Hospital (New Lenox, Ill.). Mr. Pawlak has held his position as CEO of Silver Cross Hospital since 1991. Under his tenure, the hospital has been recognized by Thompson Reuters as a 100 Top Hospital four years in a row. Last fall, the hospital broke ground on a new $400 million, 289-bed replacement hospital.

Ronald Peterson. President of Johns Hopkins Hospital & Health System (Baltimore). Mr. Peterson has served as president of Johns Hopkins Hospital & Health System since February 1997. In this role, he oversees six hospitals, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, in addition to his role as executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Mr. Peterson joined the system in 1973 as an administrative assistant.

John T. Porter. President and CEO of Avera Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Mr. Porter has served as president and CEO of Avera Health since 1989. Before then, Mr. Porter served as executive vice president of the system for five years and as associate general counsel for 11 years. Avera Health includes more than 30 hospitals and 120 primary care community care clinics.

Tom Priselac. CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System (Los Angeles). Mr. Priselac has led Cedars-Sinai Health System as president and CEO since January 1994, but he has been associated with the organization since 1979. He previously served as executive vice president from 1988 to 1993. Before joining Cedars-Sinai, Mr. Priselac was a member of the executive team at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Paul G. Ramsey, MD. CEO of UW Medicine (Seattle). Dr. Ramsey has served as CEO of UW Medicine since June 1997. In addition to leading the system, Dr. Ramsey holds the positions of executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Washington. He previously served as acting chair and then chair of UW's department of medicine for seven years.

Stephen C. Reynolds. President and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care (Memphis).
Mr. Reynolds became president and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care in 1994. He began his career with Baptist Memorial in 1971 as an administrative assistant. When he joined the system, Baptist Memorial included one hospital and a rehabilitation facility. Today it includes 14 hospitals in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Jeffrey A. Romoff. President and CEO of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Mr. Romoff has served as University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's president since 1992 and as system CEO since 2006. He began his career at University of Pittsburgh in 1973 and assumed various leadership positions within the university and its medical center until assuming his current post. Under his tenure, UPMC has evolved from an academic medical center into a fully integrated $8 billion global healthcare organization.

Rich Roodman. CEO of Valley Medical Center (Renton, Wash.). Mr. Roodman has been CEO of Valley Medical Center for 30 years, making him the longest-tenured hospital district CEO in the state. Under his leadership, Valley Medical Center partnered with Seattle-based University of Washington School of Medicine for the first primary care teaching and residency program at any suburban hospital in the Northwest. Valley Medical Center later formed a strategic alliance with Seattle-based University of Washington Medicine in July 2011 under Mr. Roodman's watch.

Linda Russell. CEO of The Woman's Hospital of Texas (Houston).
Ms. Russell has served as CEO of The Woman's Hospital of Texas since 1994. Ms. Russell extends her responsibilities beyond the confines of the hospital by acting as a champion for health in her community. In addition to her CEO role, she also serves on the board of directors and executive board for March of Dimes.

Keith F. Safian. CEO of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.). Mr. Safian has led Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, a 235-bed community hospital, as president and CEO since 1989. Throughout his 24 years of leadership, Mr. Safian has overseen key expansions, including a new emergency department and medical services building, and was instrumental in more than doubling the hospital's physician workforce.

Keith Sandlin. President and CEO of Cartersville (Ga.) Medical Center. Mr. Sandlin has led Cartersville Medical Center as president and CEO since 1985, making him the longest-serving CEO at the same hospital of all facilities within Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America. Under his tenure, Cartersville Medical Center expanded from 62 beds to 112 beds and gained more than 100 full-time physicians.  

Jon Schandler. CEO of White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital.
Mr. Schandler has held his post as CEO of 292-bed White Plains Hospital since 1981. Backed with more than 35 years of experience as a healthcare executive, Mr. Schandler previously served as COO of White Plains Hospital as well. Under his leadership, the hospital completed three successful capital campaigns and construction of a new emergency department while earning recognition for multiple specialty programs.

Joseph Sebastianelli. President and CEO of Jefferson Health System (Radnor, Pa.). Mr. Sebastianelli was named to lead Jefferson Health System in 2002. Before then, he served as chairman and CEO of RealMed Corp., a revenue cycle management and real-time medical claim adjudication company based in Indianapolis. Mr. Sebastianelli also previously served on the board of Universal Health Services, based in King of Prussia, Pa.  

Gary Shorb. President and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (Memphis, Tenn.). Mr. Shorb has led Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a non-profit, seven-hospital system, since October 2001. He joined the system in 1990 as executive vice president. Before then, Mr. Shorb served as president of Regional Medical Center in Memphis for four years.

J. Knox Singleton. CEO of Inova Health System (Falls Church, Va.). Mr. Singleton has served at the helm of Inova Health System since 1984, when the system was still called the Fairfax Hospital Association. Inova has expanded under Mr. Singleton's tenure, growing to include six hospitals, along with urgent-care centers, assisted-living centers and other care settings.

Wayne Smith. Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Community Health Systems (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Smith has served as president of Community Health Systems since January 1997. In April 1997, he added CEO to his title. In February 2001, he was also named chairman of the board. Today, CHS owns, operates or leases 135 hospitals in 29 states. Prior to his leadership with CHS, Mr. Smith served in leadership roles with Humana, which is based in Louisville, Ky. 

Anthony L. Spezia. President and CEO of Covenant Health (Knoxville, Tenn.). Mr. Spezia was named president and CEO of Covenant Health, a seven-hospital system, in October 2000. He joined Covenant in 1996 and held a number of positions with the system prior to his appointment. Mr. Spezia is the immediate past chairman of the Healthcare Systems Governing Council of the American Hospital Association.

Glenn D. Steele Jr., MD, PhD. President and CEO of Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.). Dr. Steele has led Geisinger Health System as president and CEO since March 2001. Before then, he served as vice president for medical affairs, dean of Pritzker School of Medicine and professor in the department of surgery at University of Chicago. Dr. Steele is a past chairman of the American Board of Surgery and serves on the editorial board for numerous medical journals.

Jeffrey Thompson, MD. CEO of Gundersen Lutheran Health System (La Crosse, Wis.). Dr. Thompson, a pediatric intensivist and neonatologist, has served as CEO of Gundersen Lutheran Health System since 2001. He joined the system, which was then called Gundersen Clinic and Lutheran Health System, in 1984 and served as executive vice president from 1995 to 2001. He also serves as chairman of the board of governors and board of trustees in his current role.

Brian Turney. CEO of Kingman (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center. Mr. Turney joined Kingman Regional Medical Center in 1985 as an administrative intern. After holding various management and executive positions, he was named CEO of the non-profit, 235-bed hospital in April 1995.

Chris Van Gorder. President and CEO of Scripps Health (San Diego).
Mr. Van Gorder has led Scripps Health, a five-hospital organization, as president and CEO since 2000. His career in hospital management began as a hospital patient when he was critically injured after responding to a family dispute call as a police officer in 1978. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Van Gorder has earned extensive recognition for his leadership, and he now is leading the system through a $2-billion growth and expansion plan.  

Anita S. Vaughn, RN. Administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women (Memphis, Tenn.). Ms. Vaughn has led Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women as administrator and CEO since 1998. Before then, she served as the director of practice management for Memphis-based Baptist Memorial Health, which included overseeing the operations of 11 medical centers and six physician practices.

Dennis Vonderfecht. President and CEO of Mountain States Health Alliance (Johnson City, Tenn.).  Mr. Vonderfecht began serving as CEO of Johnson City (Tenn.) Medical Center in 1990. One year later, he created the Mountain States Health Care Network, which was an affiliation of hospitals throughout the region. In 1998, Johnson City Medical Center purchased six hospitals from Columbia/HCA, forming Mountain States Health Alliance. Mr. Vonderfecht plans to retire at the end of 2013. By then, based on his combined tenures, he will have led the organization for 24 years.

Mark Wallace. President and CEO of Texas Children's Hospital (Houston). Mr. Wallace was named president and CEO of Texas Children's Hospital in 1989 at the age of 36. He's led the hospital through numerous capital and expansion projects, including a $1.5 billion capital investment campaign for the future of pediatric healthcare. Prior to his current position, Mr. Wallace served as senior vice president at The Methodist Hospital in Houston

Stephen A. Williams. President and CEO of Norton Healthcare (Louisville, Ky.). Mr. Williams, who has been with Norton since 1977, was named to lead the system as president and CEO in 1993. A recognized leader in healthcare quality, the system earned the National Quality Healthcare Award in 2011. Mr. Williams has also served on the board of trustees of the American Hospital Association and various other healthcare and civic organizations.

Dennis Wolford. CEO of Macon County General Hospital (Lafayette, Tenn.). Mr. Wolford has served as CEO of Macon County General Hospital, a 25-bed acute-care facility, since August 1984. Before then, he held assistant administrator positions with McCray Memorial Hospital in Kendalville, Ind., Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Irene Byron Hospital, also in Fort Wayne.  

Dan Wolterman. President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Houston). Mr. Wolterman has led Memorial Hermann, the largest non-profit health system in Texas, since 2002. With more than 30 years of healthcare experience, Mr. Wolterman has chaired numerous organizations, including the Texas Hospital Association Board of Directors, the American Heart Association and the Greater Houston Partnership.

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