Ruth Brinkley | 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know | 2017

Ruth Brinkley. President of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest (Oakland, Calif.). Ms. Brinkley resigned her position as CEO of KentuckyOne Health in May and became the president of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest in October. While at KentuckyOne, Ms. Brinkley oversaw the newly created health system — which was a merger of Jewish Hospital and Saints Mary and Elizabeth HealthCare with Saint Joseph Health System — in 2012, as well as the 2013 addition of the University of Louisville (Ky.) Hospital. Ms. Brinkley began her career as a nurse and spent time as CEO of Carondelet Health Network in Tucson, Ariz., and president and CEO of Memorial Health Care System in Chattanooga, Tenn., before joining KentuckyOne.

     
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