The CEO Action Pledge: What it is, and 38 healthcare leaders who have signed it

Thirty-eight hospital CEOs nationwide have signed the CEO Action Pledge, outlining specific actions to expand unconscious bias education and supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives to enact change.

About 2,000 CEOs  —  including 166 in the healthcare industry  —  have signed the pledge, according to a March 11 news release

Here are 38 CEOs of hospitals and healthcare systems that have pledge to act on diversity and inclusion:

1. Advocate Aurora Health
CEO: Jim Skogsbergh
Based in Milwaukee and Downers Grove, Ill.

2. Allina Health
CEO: Penny Wheeler, MD
Based in Minneapolis

3. Bellin Health System
CEO: Christine Woleske
Based in Green Bay, Wis.

4. BJC Health Care
CEO: Richard Liekweg
Based in St. Louis

5. Children's Hospital Los Angeles
CEO: Paul S. Viviano
Based in Los Angeles

6. Children's Minnesota
CEO: Marc Gorelick, MD
Based in Minneapolis

7. CHI Memorial Healthcare System
CEO: Janelle Reilly
Based in Chattanooga, Tenn.

8. The Christ Hospital Health Network
CEO: Arturo Polizzi
Based in Cincinnati

9. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
CEO: Michael Fisher
Based in Cincinnati

10. Cleveland Clinic
CEO: Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD
Based in Cleveland

11. CommonSpirit Health
Loyd Dean and Kevin Lofton
Based in Chicago

12. Englewood Health
CEO: Warren Geller
Based in Englewood, N.J.

13. Hackensack Meridian Health
CEO: Robert Garrett
Based in Edison, N.J.

14. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
CEO: Michael Carson
Based in Wellesley, Mass.

15. Henry Ford Health System
CEO: Wright Lassiter III
Based in Detroit

16. Kaiser Permanente
CEO: Gregory Adams
Based in Oakland, Calif.

17. Lehigh Valley Health Network
CEO: Brian Nester, DO
Based in Allentown, Pa.

18. Lifespan
CEO: Timothy Babineau, MD
Based in Providence, R.I.

19. Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
CEO: Kent Riddle
Based in Grand Rapids, Mich.

20. MemorialCare Health System
CEO: Barry Arbuckle, PhD
Based in Fountain Valley, Calif.

21. The MetroHealth System
CEO: Akram Boutros, MD
Based in Cleveland

22. Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall
CEO: Joan Cusack-McGuirk
Newburgh, N.Y.

23. Northwell Health
CEO: Michael Dowling
Based in New Hyde Park, N.Y.

24. Novant Health
CEO: Carl Armato
Based in Charlotte, N.C.

25. OhioHealth
CEO: David Blom (former CEO)
Based in Columbus, Ohio

26. Mass General Brigham
CEO: Anne Kibanski, MD
Based in Boston

27. Presbyterian Healthcare Services
CEO: Dale Maxwell
Based in Albuquerque, N.M.

28. ProMedica
CEO: Randy Oostra
Based in Toledo, Ohio

29. Seattle Children's Hospital
CEO: Jeff Sperring, MD
Based in Seattle

30. Spectrum Health
CEO: Christina Freese Decker
Based in Grand Rapids, Mich.

31. Summit CityMD
CEO: Jeffrey Le Benger, MD
Based in New York City

32. TriHealth
CEO: Mark Clement
Based in Cincinnati

33. UMass Memorial Health Care
CEO: Eric Dickson, MD
Based in Worcester, Mass.

34. UPMC
CEO: Jeffrey Romoff
Based in Pittsburgh

35. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health 
Dyad CEO: Gary Kaplan, MD
Based in Seattle

36. Wellforce
CEO: Michael Dandorph
Based in Burlington, Mass.

37. Westchester Medical Center Health Network
CEO: Michael Israel
Based in Valhalla, N.Y.

38. Yale New Haven Health
CEO: Marna Borgstrom
Based in New Haven, Conn.


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