100 Non-Profit Hospital, Health System CEOs to Know - Pt. 2

Stephen R. Mason. President and CEO of BayCare Health System (Clearwater, Fla.). Mr. Mason has led the 18,500 employees of BayCare Health System since May 2004. Several system-wide initiatives have been launched under his tenure, including a seven-year project to completely transition the system and its 3,100 physicians from paper to electronic medical records.

John D. McConnell, MD. CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Before Dr. John McConnell was named the first CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in 2008, he was executive vice president of health system affairs at Dallas-based University of Texas Southwestern for five years. Dr. McConnell, who began his 25-year career as a urologist, now oversees Wake Forest's clinical, research and academic undertakings.

Gene F. Michalski. President and CEO of Beaumont Health System (Royal Oak, Mich.). Upon his appointment in June 2010, Mr. Michalski became Beaumont Health System's fifth CEO in the organization's 55-year existence. Previously, Mr. Michalski was executive vice president and COO of the system for four years. He's also held leadership roles as executive vice president and COO of St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill.  

Carlos Migoya. CEO of Jackson Health System (Miami). Mr. Migoya joined Jackson Health System as president and CEO in April 2011. Before then, Mr. Migoya served as city manager in Miami. Aside from his current role, Mr. Migoya had no experience in healthcare as he was a banker for more than 30 years. He served as regional president of Wachovia in North Carolina and as CEO for the Atlantic region, making him responsible for the company's banking in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York.

Ralph W. Muller. CEO of University of Pennsylvania Health System (Philadelphia). Before Mr. Muller was named chief of University of Pennsylvania Health System in July 2003, he was the president and CEO of University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System — a position he held for 15 years. Mr. Muller oversees the three hospitals within Pennsylvania Health System, including the nation's first — Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia — which was founded in 1751.

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 has launched an initiative called The Sharp Experience, which aims to enhance patient, employee and physician satisfaction. In December, after a rigorous selection process, Sharp was chosen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to participate in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program.

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD. President of Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Dr. Nabel assumed her leadership position at Brigham and Women's Hospital in January 2010. Before then, she served as the director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, where she oversaw an annual budget of roughly $3 billion. Dr. Nabel is also an accomplished cardiologist and an internationally renowned researcher.

Harris Nagler, MD. President of Beth Israel Medical Center (New York City).
Dr. Nagler was named president of the 1,106-bed Beth Israel Medical Center in March 2010. Prior to his current role, Dr. Nagler served as chairman of the hospital's department of urology — a position he held since 1989. Along with his executive role, Dr. Nagler is a recognized clinical expert in male infertility issues.

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 health 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" and awarded him with the Gold Medal Award in 2009.

John H. Noseworthy, MD. President and CEO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.).
Dr. Noseworthy became president and CEO of Mayo Clinic in November 2009. A neurologist, Dr. Noseworthy joined Mayo in 1990 and has held various leadership positions with the system, including 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.

John O'Brien. President and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care (Worcester, Mass.). Mr. O'Brien has served at the helm of UMass Memorial Health Care since 2002. Before then, Mr. O'Brien was CEO of Cambridge Health Alliance for 25 years, overseeing the regional safety-net system that serves communities north of Boston. UMass Memorial is a partner to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where Mr. O'Brien has been an instructor since 2003.

Sharon O'Keefe. President of the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Ms. O'Keefe was named president of University of Chicago Medical Center in February 2011. Before then, she was president of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. She also served for seven years as COO of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and held leadership positions with the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Ms. O'Keefe began her career as a critical care nurse.

Judith M. Persichilli. President and CEO of Catholic Health East (Newtown Square, Pa.).
Ms. Persichilli assumed the leadership position of Catholic Health East in December 2009. She joined the system in 2003 as executive vice president of Catholic Health East's Mid-Atlantic Division. Ms. Persichilli has also held leadership positions with St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, N.J., and St. Peter's Medical Center in New Brunswick, N.J., after beginning her career as a staff nurse.

Ronald R. Peterson. President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System (Baltimore).
Mr. Peterson is president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine — the umbrella alliance of the health system and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also serves as chairman of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, which provides ambulatory care at 36 locations, and as a director of Johns Hopkins HealthCare, the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group and Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD. CEO of Vanderbilt Health System (Nashville, Tenn.). Dr. Pinson is the CEO of hospitals and clinics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as deputy vice chancellor for health affairs and associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs. Dr. Pinson, a liver and hepatobiliary surgeon, remains active teaching Vanderbilt's medical students and residents, serving as the program director for the Vanderbilt General Surgery Residency Program.

John T. Porter. President and CEO of Avera Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Mr. Porter has served as the 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. The system includes more than 30 hospitals and 120 primary care community care clinics.

Andrea R. Price. President and CEO of Mercy (Toledo, Ohio).
Ms. Price has served at the helm of Mercy since August 2010. Before then, she had served as COO of the seven-hospital system. Prior to her roles with Mercy, Ms. Price was the executive vice president and COO of Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Mich.

Thomas M. Priselac. President and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System (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.

Stephen C. Reynolds. President and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care (Memphis, Tenn.). Mr. Reynolds began his career with Baptist Memorial in 1971 as an administrative assistant before he assumed his current position at the helm of the organization in 1994. Mr. Reynolds oversees the 14-hospital health system, which includes 3,100 affiliated physicians.

Tim Rice. President and CEO of Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.). Mr. Rice was named to lead Cone Health, a five-hospital system, in August 2004. Before then, he served as COO of Cone Health for three years. Mr. Rice also served as executive vice president of the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., and executive vice president of the Health Services Division of Cone.

Joan K. Richards. President and CEO of Crozer-Keystone Health System (Springfield, Pa.). Ms. Richards has served as president and CEO of Crozer-Keystone Health System since January 2007. Before then, Ms. Richards was executive vice president and COO of the system, which includes a physician network and sports science and technology center. She has also previously served as president and CEO of Crozer-Keystone Hospitals, a role for which she oversaw the management and strategy of five hospitals.

Jeffrey A. Romoff. President and CEO of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Mr. Romoff has served as UPMC's president since 1992 and as 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 health enterprise.

William L. Roper, MD. CEO of UNC Health Care System (Chapel Hill, N.C.).
Along with his role as CEO of the system, Dr. Roper is dean of the school of medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs. He is also a professor of pediatrics and health policy and administration in the UNC School of Public Health. Dr. Roper is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and serves on the board of trustees for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Paul B. Rothman, MD. CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore).
Dr. Rothman was named as the 14th dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and second CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine in December 2011. A rheumatologist and molecular immunologist, Dr. Rothman will continue to serve as dean of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa in Iowa City until he assumes his role at Johns Hopkins on July 1, succeeding Edward D. Miller.

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. Previously he served as COO of the 832-bed UCLA Health System in Los Angeles, where he oversaw an operating budget of $1.6 billion. Mr. Rubin also served as COO of Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital prior to his time with UCLA.

Ernie Sadau. President and CEO of Christus Health (Irving, Texas).
Mr. Sadau assumed the role of president and CEO of Christus Health in March 2011. He joined the system as senior vice president of patient and resident care operations in 2006, becoming senior vice president and COO in 2008. Before then, he served at Adventist Health System from 1983 to 2006, holding various executive positions, including president and CEO of Adventist Health System Midwest, based in Hinsdale, Ill.

Steven M. Safyer, MD. President and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, N.Y.). Dr. Safyer was named president and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center in January 2008. Prior to his current appointment, he was the senior vice president and CMO of Montefiore for 10 years. Dr. Safyer, a board-certified internist, is known for his work as an advocate for underserved populations and is a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.

Kenneth A. Samet. President and CEO of MedStar Health (Columbia, Md.). Before Mr. Samet was named to lead MedStar Health in January 2008, he served as the president and COO of the system for five years, overseeing annual revenues of $4 billion. He previously served solely as COO since MedStar Health's founding in 1998. From 1990 to 2000, Mr. Samet also served as the president of MedStar Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center.

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 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 since October 2001. He joined the system in 1990 as executive vice president, and before then, he served as president of Regional Medical Center in Memphis for four years. Mr. Shorb earned the Meritorious Service Award from the Tennessee Hospital Association in 2007 in recognition of his leadership.

J. Knox Singleton. CEO of Inova Health System (Falls Church, Va.).
Mr. Singleton has served at the helm of Inova 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 healthcare settings.

Sherrie Sitarik. President and CEO of Orlando (Fla.) Health. Ms. Sitarik was appointed to lead Orlando Health, a $1.5 billion, eight-hospital system, in February 2010. Prior to her current role, she served as the system's executive vice president for roughly two years. Ms. Sitarik has also served as president of Orlando Regional Medical Center and Lucerne Hospital, both located in Orlando.

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 in Boston.

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 also the immediate past chairman of the Healthcare Systems Governing Council of the American Hospital Association.

Charles Sorenson, MD. President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City).
Dr. Sorenson was named to lead the 23-hospital Intermountain Healthcare in January 2009. Before then, he served as the system's executive vice president and COO for 11 years. Along with his executive role, Dr. Sorenson continues to be clinically active in the practice of surgery with a focus on urologic oncology.

Richard J. Statuto. President and CEO of Bon Secours Health System (Marriottsville, Md.).
Mr. Statuto has led Bon Secours Health, a non-profit, Catholic system, since 2005. He first joined the system in 1987 as vice president of planning and marketing before leaving in 1990 to work for St. Joseph Health System in Orange, Calif. He returned to Bon Secours in 2005 to fill the position of president and CEO of the health system.

Glenn D. Steele Jr., MD, PhD. President and CEO of Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.). Dr. Steele has led Geisinger Health System since 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 is well-known for his findings in the treatment of liver cancer and colorectal cancer surgery.

David Strong. President of Rex Healthcare (Raleigh, N.C.). Mr. Strong was named to lead Rex Healthcare in 2004. Since then, Rex has earned Magnet nursing status from the American Nurses Association 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 a hands-on leadership style.

Joseph R. Swedish. President and CEO of Trinity Health (Novi, Mich.). With more than 37 years of experience in healthcare, Mr. Swedish has served as Trinity Health's president and CEO since 2005. Under his tenure, Mr. Swedish has prioritized cultural diversity and inclusion, and also serves as the system's chief diversity officer. Before joining Trinity, he served as president and CEO of Centura Health in Englewood, Colo.

Ronald W. Swinfard, MD. CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.).
Dr. Swinfard, a board-certified dermatologist, has led Lehigh Valley Health Network since November 2010. Before then, he served as the 855-bed health system's CMO from 2003. He came to LVHN from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he held the position of chair in the departments of dermatology and internal medicine.

Michael C. Tarwater. CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.). Before Mr. Tarwater joined Carolinas HealthCare System in 1981, he served as assistant administrator at the University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and past chairman of the N.C. Hospital Association Board of Trustees.

Elaine Thompson. President and CEO of Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Medical Center.
Ms. Thompson was named to lead Lakeland Regional Medical Center as president and CEO in June 2010. Before then, she served as president of the 350-bed Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pa., for four years. She has also served as executive vice president and COO of St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network in Coaldale, Pa., and held various administrative positions with the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia.  

William P. Thompson. President and CEO of SSM Health Care (St. Louis).
Mr. Thompson became president and CEO of SSM Health Care in August 2011 after serving as the system's president and COO for two years. Mr. Thompson began his work with SSM in 1980. Before he was named president and COO, he was senior vice president of strategic development from 1993 to 2009. Known for his commitment to quality, Mr. Thompson also chairs the Quality Improvement Committee for Premier.

David P. Tilton. President and CEO of AtlantiCare (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.).
Mr. Tilton was named to lead AtlantiCare in March 2007. He joined AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in 1987 as administrator of the hospital's Mainland campus and then served as the hospital's CEO for more than 13 years. AtlantiCare launched an accountable care organization under Mr. Tilton's leadership in October 2011.

Nick Turkal, MD. President and CEO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee).
Dr. Turkal, a family practice physician, has been with Aurora Health Care since 1987 and has served as president and CEO since 2007. He previously served as a senior vice president and president of Aurora Health Care's metro region, where he oversaw the operations of the system's facilities and services in the Milwaukee area.

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 under Mr. Williams' tenure. Mr. Williams has served on the board of trustees of the American Hospital Association and various other healthcare and civic organizations.

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.

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.

Thomas F. Zenty III. CEO of University Hospitals (Cleveland).
Mr. Zenty has served at the helm of University Hospitals since March 2003. The system includes eight owned and two joint-ventured medical centers in addition to ambulatory surgery centers and primary care offices. Prior to assuming leadership of the eight-hospital system, Mr. Zenty was executive vice president for clinical care services and COO of Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles.

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