100 Leaders of Great Hospitals - M - Z

Jodi Mansfield. Interim President and CEO of The University of Arizona Medical Center (Tucson, Ariz.). As of Aug. 4, 2011, Ms. Mansfield has served as interim CEO of the University of Arizona Health Network, taking over from Hank Wells, who resigned due to health concerns. Previously, Ms. Mansfield served as executive vice president and COO of Shands HealthCare in Gainesville, Fla.

Luke McGuinness. Outgoing President and CEO of Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield, Ill.). With more than 30 years of healthcare administration experience, Mr. McGuinness currently serves as president and CEO of Central DuPage Hospital and its new parent system, Cadence Health, which was officially established several months ago after Delnor Health System in Geneva, Ill., and Central DuPage Health merged. Before then, he was senior vice president for development for Vanguard Health Systems in Nashville, Tenn. Mr. McGuinness is expected to retire by the end of 2012.

Gary Meyer. President and CEO of Schneck Medical Center (Seymour, Ind.). Mr. Meyer has been with Schneck Medical Center since 1975, when he took an externship in health administration, and has been president and CEO since January 2002. He took on many roles within the hospital, including director of professional services, and he also served five years in the U.S. Air Force as a hospital administration specialist. Under his tenure, Schneck Medical Center received the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2011.

Gary Miller. President and CEO of Saint Alexius Medical Center (Bismarck, N.D.). Mr. Miller was named president and CEO of Saint Alexius Medical Center in May 2011 after serving in the interim position since January. He joined the center in 1984 and, in 1988, he became CFO. Prior to his interim role, Mr. Miller served as senior vice president and CFO for the medical center. He also serves on boards for numerous healthcare organizations, including the Bismarck Cancer Center.

Elizabeth Nabel, MD. President of Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Dr. Nabel, a cardiologist, became president of Brigham and Women's and Faulkner Hospitals in Boston in January 2010. She was previously director of the National Institutes of Health's Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and is a nationally recognized scholar, having authored 250 publications.

Edwin Ness. President and CEO of Munson Medical Center (Traverse City, Mich.). Mr. Ness became CEO of Munson Medical Center in 2004. He also serves as CEO of Munson Healthcare, a role he took on in 2010 following the abrupt resignation of former CEO K. Douglas Deck. Under Mr. Ness's leadership, Munson Medical Center was awarded the 2008 American Hospital Association McKesson Question for Quality Prize.

John Noseworthy, MD. President and CEO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Dr. Noseworthy, a neurologist, became president and CEO of Mayo Clinic in November 2009. Dr. Noseworthy joined Mayo in 1990 and has served in various leadership positions, among them chairman of Mayo's Department of Neurology and vice chairman of its Rochester executive board. He also served as editor in chief of Neurology, the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Charles O'Brien, MD. President of Sanford USD Medical Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.). As president of Sanford USD Medical Center, Dr. O'Brien has increased focus on centers of excellence, which look to offer the most services while delivering the best patient outcomes. Dr. O'Brien specializes in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

Mary O'Brien. Chief Administrative Officer of Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center (Milwaukee). As CAO of Aurora St. Luke's, Ms. O'Brien oversees all hospital operations and strategic planning. Before joining Aurora Health Care in 2006, she was president of Highland Park (Ill.) Hospital, which is part of Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Samuel Odle. CEO of Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis). Mr. Odle serves as executive vice president and COO of IU Health in addition to his CEO posts for IU Health Methodist Hospital and IU Health University Hospital — the flagship institutions for the Indianapolis-based healthcare giant. Mr. Odle is also a past chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Sharon O'Keefe. President of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Ms. O'Keefe assumed her post as president of University of Chicago Medical Center in February 2011. Before then, she was president of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., and served for seven years as COO at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Ms. O'Keefe currently serves on the National Institutes of Health Advisory Board for Clinical Research.

Bob Page. President and CEO of The University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City, Kan.). Mr. Page succeeded Irene Cumming as president and CEO of The University of Kansas Hospital in March 2007, and he has helped grow the hospital into a community leader. Last year, Mr. Page helped facilitate the merger between the University of Kansas Cancer Center and Kansas City Cancer Center, creating one of the largest community-based cancer organizations in the area.

Alan Papa. President of Akron (Ohio) General Medical Center. Previously, Mr. Papa was senior vice president for network services and operations for Akron General. He left three years ago to serve as COO for Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The 511-bed Akron rehired the former executive to lead the hospital, effective Jan. 31, 2011.

L. Reuven Pasternak, MD. CEO of Inova Fairfax Hospital (Falls Church, Va.). Dr. Pasternak oversees all operations of Inova Fairfax Hospital, but he is also responsible for the outcomes of Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children and the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. Prior to arriving at Inova, he served as executive vice president and CMO of Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati and also served as the vice dean of the Bayview Campus for Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore.  

Jim Peace. President and CEO of Russell Medical Center (Alexander City, Ala.). Mr. Peace became president and CEO of RMC in January 2008, and under his leadership, the hospital instituted a new strategic initiative, a new mission statement and new construction projects and technology updates to modernize the facility. Mr. Peace also helped solidify the recent joint venture between RMC and the University Alabama at Birmingham Medicine to enhance oncology services in the local areas.

Ronald Peterson. President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). Mr. Peterson has been president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital since 1996 and president of The Johns Hopkins Health System since 1997. He joined the system in 1973 as an administrative resident and held various leadership positions in the system's hospitals before his current appointment. He also serves as chairman of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, which provides ambulatory care at 18 centers throughout Maryland, and as a trustee of the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group.

John Popovich Jr., MD. President and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit). Dr. Popovich, a pulmonary disease and internal medicine specialist, was appointed president and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital in June 2010 and formally assumed the position July 15, 2010. He launched his healthcare career at Henry Ford Hospital in 1975 as a medical intern after he graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He also served as division head of pulmonary and critical care medicine for 10 years at Henry Ford Hospital and eventually became the chair of the department of internal medicine.

David Posch. CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Posch took on the role of CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics in October 2011 and has held several executive leadership roles in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Previously, he was the CEO of The Vanderbilt Clinic, and he also has served as executive director and COO of the Vanderbilt Medical Group. Before arriving at Vanderbilt, Mr. Posch led many executive efforts with the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans and with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Thomas Priselac. President and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Mr. Priselac has served as CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System since January 1994. Prior to his current role, Mr. Priselac served as executive vice president of the system for five years. Before joining the Cedars-Sinai system in 1979, he served on the executive staff of Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Jeffrey Rivest. President and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore). For the past eight years, Mr. Rivest has led the UMMC, which is in the heart of downtown Baltimore and serves more than 250,000 patients each year. Previously, he was senior vice president for clinical and ambulatory services (1988 to 1990) and the executive vice president and COO (1990 to 2004) of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Mr. Rivest also was the administrator of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center for more than five years.

Mark Robitaille. President and CEO of Martin Memorial Hospital (Stuart, Fla.). Mr. Robitaille became president and CEO of Martin Memorial in October 2008, replacing the longtime CEO Richmond Harman. His healthcare career started at Martin Memorial in 1976, when he was an assistant administrator overseeing the corporate planning as well as the design and construction of new facilities. He also served as CEO of West Orange Memorial Hospital in Winter Garden, Fla., now known as Health Central Park.

Dan Rothery. President of Boone Hospital Center (Columbia, Mo.). BJC Healthcare, the parent organization of Boone Hospital Center, named Mr. Rothery president of Boone Hospital Center June 8, 2006. He was the CEO of The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, a joint venture between BJC HealthCare and HealthSouth, prior to his current position. Mr. Rothery has also served executive leadership roles in a variety of acute-care and rehabilitation healthcare environments, including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, St. Louis-based SSM Health Care and St. Louis-based St. John's Mercy Medical Center.

Fred Rothstein, MD. President of University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). Before becoming president of UH Case Medical Center, Dr. Rothstein specialized in pediatric gastroenterology. He has professional affiliations with the American Gastroenterological Association and several other professional organizations and is also a "HealthGrades Recognized Doctor."  

Amir Dan Rubin. President and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics (Palo Alto, Calif.). Mr. Rubin was named president and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics in January 2011. In 2005, he was appointed COO of the 832-bed UCLA Health System in Los Angeles, where he oversaw an operating budget of $1.6 billion. Mr. Rubin served as COO at Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital prior to his time with UCLA.

Dawn Rudolph, RN. President and CEO of Saint Thomas Hospital (Nashville, Tenn.). Ms. Rudolph assumed her position as president and CEO of 541-bed Saint Thomas Hospital in November 2010. Before then, she served as CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., where she successfully expanded the medical staff and developed a multi-cultural roundtable to improve health indicator metrics in the community.

Steven Safyer, MD. President and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center (New York City). Dr. Safyer assumed his post as President and CEO in 2008. He has held leadership positions at Montefiore since 1985 and completed his post-graduate training in internal medicine in Montefiore's residency program. Dr. Safyer is an advocate for underserved populations and serves on numerous organizations, such as the Hospital Association of New York State and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Frank Sardone. President and CEO of Bronson Methodist Hospital (Kalamazoo, Mich.). Mr. Sardone is responsible for the overall direction of Bronson Healthcare Group, including Bronson Methodist Hospital, the flagship facility that received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2006. He first joined Bronson in 1988 and worked up the organization to his current role in 1996. In 1996, Mr. Sardone received the Michigan American College of Healthcare Executives Regent's Young Healthcare Leader Award, and in 2006, he won the Center for Health Design's Changemaker Award.

Garry Scheib. Executive Director of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). In addition to serving as the primary executive of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Scheib also serves as COO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He also is the chair of the board of the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania and has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience at non-profit and for-profit hospitals.

Louis Shapiro. President and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery (New York). In the fall of 2006, Mr. Shapiro officially became the president and CEO of HSS, one of the leading orthopedic hospitals in the country. Before joining HSS, he was executive vice president and clinical enterprise COO of Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., where he provided executive guidance to the Division of Clinical Effectiveness, which focused on quality control for all of Geisinger.

Peter Slavin, MD. President of Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Dr. Slavin was named president of Massachusetts General in 2003. From 1999 to 2002, he served as chairman and CEO of Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, which included more than 1,700 physicians. Earlier in his career, Dr. Slavin served as president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He teaches internal medicine and healthcare management at Harvard Medical School.

Kevin Smith. President and CEO of Winchester (Mass.) Hospital. Before becoming president and CEO of Winchester Hospital in October 2009, Mr. Smith was the organization's CFO. Boston Business Journal named Mr. Smith as a CFO of the Year in the non-profit category prior to his current role.

Tim Smith. CEO of Sharp Memorial Hospital (San Diego). Mr. Smith first joined Sharp Memorial Hospital in 2007 as senior vice president and CEO with more than 27 years of hospital and healthcare management experience under his belt. Before joining Sharp, he was interim COO of UC Irvine (Calif.) Medical Center, CEO of Fountain Valley (Calif.) Regional Hospital and CEO of Garden Grove (Calif.) Hospital and Medical Center. At FVRH, he helped develop several new service lines, including pediatric and gynecologic oncology.

Kevin Sowers, RN. President of Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). Mr. Sowers, who is a registered nurse and has a master's degree in nursing, has been with Duke University Health System for more than 20 years. It all started in 1986 when he was a nursing leader in oncology at Duke University Hospital. Later, he served in numerous leadership roles within the national Oncology Nursing Society. He eventually became Duke University Hospital's COO from 2003 to 2009 before accepting his current role.

Glenn Steele Jr., MD. President and CEO of Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, Pa.). Dr. Steele has led Geisinger Health since 2001. Before then, he served as vice president for medical affairs and dean of the 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 is well-known for his findings in the treatment of liver cancer and colorectal cancer surgery.

David Strong. President of Rex Hospital (Raleigh, N.C.). Mr. Strong has led Rex Healthcare since 2004. Under his tenure, Rex Hospital earned Magnet nursing status from the American Nursing Credentialing Center and also opened a state-of-the-art surgery center with digital operating rooms. Mr. Strong serves on a number of civic and healthcare committees and is known for his hands-on approach to leadership.

Doug Strong. CEO of University Hospital (Ann Arbor, Mich.). Mr. Strong joined University of Michigan Health System in 1998 and was named CEO of the system's hospitals and health centers in 2006. He came to Michigan from the University of Chicago, where he served as CFO and associate dean of the Pritzker School of Medicine. Before then, he was associate dean for administration and finance at the school of medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Kevin Tabb, MD. President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston). Dr. Tabb officially became president and CEO of the BIDMC in October 2011 after the board of directors sought a permanent replacement for Paul Levy. He most famously served as CMO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Palo Alto, Calif., where he emphasized physician networking, clinical quality, patient safety initiatives, regulatory and medical staff affairs and continuing medical education. Dr. Tabb was the head of the clinical data services division of GE Healthcare IT before joining Stanford.

Barbara Tachovsky, RN. President of Paoli (Pa.) Hospital. Ms. Tachovsky, a registered nurse, leads all aspects of the 157-bed community hospital. She has directed several major initiatives at the hospital since becoming president, including the implementation of cardiac surgery and therapeutic cardiology programs and the development of two ambulatory sites. Ms. Tachovsky was CNO for Main Line Health, Paoli's parent organization, before serving her current role. She was also named the Businesswoman of the Year by the Great Valley Region Chamber of Commerce in 2006.

Mark Tolosky, JD. President and CEO of Baystate Medical Center (Springfield, Mass.). With more than 30 years of healthcare management experience, Mr. Tolosky currently heads one of the larger health systems and hospitals in the New England area. He was the chair of the Massachusetts Hospital Association from 2003 to 2004, named the Massachusetts Health Care Executive of the Year in 2004 and received his juris doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore.

Jeffrey Thompson, MD. CEO of Gundersen Lutheran (La Crosse, Wis.). Dr. Thompson, a practicing pediatric intensivist and neonatologist, has led Gundersen Lutheran Health System and its flagship hospital since 2001. He is a founding member and past board chair of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, and from 1992 to 1996, he served on the former board of directors of Gundersen Clinic and played a key role in the negotiations and governance design that led to the merger between Gundersen Clinic and Lutheran Health System.

Brooks Turkel. CEO of Regional Hospital of Scranton (Pa.). Regional Hospital of Scranton named Brooks Turkel CEO, effective Nov. 21, 2011, succeeding Aaron Hazzard, who had been serving as interim CEO of Regional Hospital of Scranton since May. He previously worked at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia, where he served as CEO since 2006.

Margaret Van Bree. CEO of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (Houston). Ms. Van Bree, who joined St. Luke's in 2009, is administratively responsible for all aspects of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. Prior to her role at St. Luke's, Ms. Van Bree served as senior vice president and COO at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. She has held similar roles since 1999 at the University of Virginia Health System and Fairview-University Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Matthew Van Vranken. President of Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Mr. Van Vranken heads Butterworth Hospital, but he also serves as president of Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which includes Blodgett Hospital, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and several other institutions in the Grand Rapids area. He has held his current position since May 2003.

Larry Volkmar, RN. CEO of Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center (Phoenix). Mr. Volkmar has served as CEO of Banner Good Samaritan Medical since July 2007. He came to the Phoenix-based hospital with several years experience in the acute-care and rehabilitation realm. He served as president of Mount Sinai Medical Center in Chicago, as well as Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Sinai Children's Hospital. Mr. Volkmar, a registered nurse, also was CNO of the University of Chicago Hospitals for eight years.

Glenn Waters. President and CEO of Morton Plant Hospital (Clearwater, Fla.). Before arriving to Morton Plant Mease Health Care in 2008, Mr. Waters was the COO of Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro, N.C., where he helped develop a freestanding outpatient cardiac catheterization joint venture with cardiologists and planned a $275 million expansion of the health system's flagship hospital. Mr. Waters has also spent time at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas, and Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Va.

James Weinstein, DO. CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, N.H.). In November 2011, the board of trustees consolidated the leadership of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic by naming Dr. Weinstein CEO of both the hospital and the health system. Dr. Weinstein, who graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1977, also worked closely with Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim, who was recently selected to lead the World Bank.

Allen Weiss, MD. President and CEO of Downtown Naples (Fla.) Hospital Campus. Before taking on the day-to-day responsibilities of leading Downtown Naples Hospital and the NCH Healthcare System, Dr. Weiss put his board-certified skills to use in private practice from 1977 to 2000. Dr. Weiss, who is certified in internal medicine, rheumatology and geriatrics, is also involved in several professional physician organizations and has been published in the American Journal of Medicine, among other medical journals.

Michael Wiemann, MD. President of Providence Hospital (Southfield, Mich.). Dr. Wiemann has a long history of successful healthcare experiences, and his credentials as a top medical oncologist have propelled his career forward. In 2006 and 2007, the Consumers' Research Council of America in Washington, D.C., named him one of "America's Top Physicians in Medical Oncology." Dr. Wiemann also was director of the bone marrow transplant program at Roger Williams General Hospital and served as medical oncologist and professor at Brown University School of Medicine, both in Providence, R.I.

Carolyn Wilson, RN. President of University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (Minneapolis). Ms. Wilson assumed her role as president and CEO of University of Minnesota Medical Center and Amplatz Children's Hospital in November 2011. Before then, she served as associate dean and COO of the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she held a variety of other leadership roles over 13 years. Prior to her executive positions, Ms. Wilson spent a year as a staff nurse with the National Institutes of Health.

Stephen Zieniewicz. Executive Director of University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle). Mr. Zieniewicz has held the position of top executive of UW Medical Center since September 2007 and reports directly to Johnese Spisso, RN, UW vice president for medical affairs and clinical operations officer for UW Medicine. He has more than 25 years of healthcare experience and was COO of Saint Louis University Hospital before arriving at the UW Medical Center.

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