130 women hospital and health system leaders to know | 2017

Becker's Healthcare named the following female leaders to its annual list of 130 women hospital and health system leaders to know.

These women are hospital and health system executives for institutions across the nation. From multi-state health systems to 25-bed critical access hospitals, the leaders represented here face the challenges of running a healthcare organization head-on. Many wear multiple hats within their health system to promote organizational growth as well and compassionate care and diversity at the top.

The leaders on this list were selected based on editorial judgment after evaluation of their management and leadership skills as well as career accomplishments. Becker's Healthcare accepted nominations for this list.

Note: Individuals cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Names are presented in alphabetical order.

Please contact Laura Dyrda with questions or comments on this list at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com. You can find the nomination form for our 2018 "130 women hospital and health system leaders to know" here.

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Nancy Howell Agee. President and CEO of Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, Va.). Ms. Agee has served as president and CEO of Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va., since July 2011. [CLICK HERE]

Dawn Ahner. Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Interim CFO of Renown Health (Reno, Nev.). Ms. Ahner joined 946-bed Renown Health in 1993. [CLICK HERE]

Lisa Allen, PhD. Chief Patient Experience Officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore). Known for her collaborative leadership style, Dr. Allen has 25-plus years of healthcare leadership experience, which she uses to drive a culture of service excellence across Johns Hopkins Medicine. [CLICK HERE]

Rhonda Anderson. Senior Vice President and CFO of Ascension Healthcare (St. Louis). Ms. Anderson draws on more than 25 years of experience in healthcare finance to develop Ascension Healthcare's financial strategy. [CLICK HERE]

Suzanne Anderson. President of Virginia Mason Medical Center and Executive Vice President of Virginia Mason Health System (Seattle). Ms. Anderson began working with Virginia Mason Health System as a billing office consultant in 1986 and grew with the system to eventually take on a top leadership role. [CLICK HERE]

Mary Alice Annecharico, RN. Senior Vice President and CIO of Henry Ford Health System (Detroit). Ms. Annecharico is a registered nurse with an extensive nursing leadership background and 20-plus years of experience using technology to drive clinical and business transformation. [CLICK HERE]

Jean Anthony, RN. President and CEO of Hills and Dales General Hospital (Cass City, Mich.). Ms. Anthony has spent 40-plus years at Hills and Dales General Hospital, serving as COO for 14 years before transitioning to president and CEO in 2014. [CLICK HERE]

Pamela Arora. Senior Vice President, Information Services and CIO of Children's Health (Dallas). Ms. Arora joined Children's Health in 2007 and has more than 30 years of experience in IT. [CLICK HERE]

LaVone Arthur. Chief Strategy Officer of Baylor Scott & White (Dallas). Ms. Arthur has spent more than 30 years at Baylor Scott & White, which has grown into a 48-hospital health system that includes 29 AWSCs and 153 satellite outpatient facilities. [CLICK HERE]

Kathy Bailey. President and CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge (Morgantown, N.C.). Prior to joining Blue Ridge HealthCare System, Ms. Bailey was the inaugural CEO of The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, N.C., where she led design, construction and operations until 2005. [CLICK HERE]

Pamela Banchy, RN. CIO and Vice President of Clinical Informatics and Transformation of Western Reserve Hospital (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio). Ms. Banchy became CIO of Western Reserve Hospital in 2012, prior to which she served as system director of clinical information systems at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio. [CLICK HERE]

Elaine Batchlor, MD. CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital (Los Angeles). Dr. Batchlor was a driving force behind efforts to open Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, a safety net facility providing care to the South Los Angeles community. [CLICK HERE]

Amy Beiter, MD. President and CEO of Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital (Tucson, Ariz.). Dr. Beiter has served the Tucson community for 20-plus years as a clinician, medical director for utilization management at Carondelet, and CMO of Carondelet before stepping into the role of hospital CEO in 2012. [CLICK HERE]

Nancy Birschbach. Vice President and CIO of Agnesian HealthCare (Fond du Lac, Wis.). Ms. Birschbach joined Agnesian HealthCare in 1998 and has grown with the system over the past two decades. [CLICK HERE]

Cindy Bo. Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.). Ms. Bo has 20-plus years of experience in the provider, payer and life sciences sectors. CLICK HERE] 

Adrienne Boissy, MD. Chief Experience Officer of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Boissy is chief experience officer of Cleveland Clinic Health System and a staff neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis. [CLICK HERE] 

Marna Borgstrom. President and CEO of Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Health System. Ms. Borgstrom's first introduction to healthcare was as a unit secretary at Stanford (Calif.) Medical Center. [CLICK HERE] 

Tammie Brailsford, RN, BSN, MS. Executive Vice President and COO of MemorialCare (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Ms. Brailsford was named executive vice president and COO of MemorialCare Health System in 2003. [CLICK HERE]

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. [CLICK HERE] 

Katherine Bunting-Williams, PhD, MSN, RN. CEO of Fairfield (Ill.) Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bunting-Williams is a respected member of Illinois' healthcare community. [CLICK HERE] 

Debra Canales. Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Providence St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash.). Ms. Canales joined Providence Health & Services as executive vice president and chief people and experience officer in 2014 and became executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Providence St. Joseph Health when Providence merged with St. Joseph Health in 2016. [CLICK HERE] 

Paula Carynski, BSN, MSN. President of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center (Rockford, Ill.). Ms. Carynski became president of OSF Saint Anthony, a 250-plus bed tertiary care facility, in 2013 after serving as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. [CLICK HERE]

Mary Ellen Clyne, PhD. President and CEO of Clara Maass Medical Center (Belleville, N.J.). Dr. Clyne has served as president and CEO of Clara Maass Medical Center since 2010 after spending time as COO and vice president of patient care services. [CLICK HERE]

Karen Collins, RN. CEO of Lady of the Sea General Hospital (Cut Off, La.). Ms. Collins has worked at Lady of the Sea General Hospital, a critical access facility, since 1982. [CLICK HERE]

Amy Compton-Phillips, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of Providence St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash.). As vice president and chief clinical officer of Providence St. Joseph Health, Dr. Compton-Phillips is responsible for the system's 100,000-plus caregivers and 20,000-plus employed or affiliated physicians. [CLICK HERE]

Kari Cornicelli. Vice President and CFO of Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus (San Diego). Ms. Cornicelli is equipped with more than 30 years of healthcare financial leadership experience, 20 years of which she has spent at Sharp HealthCare. [CLICK HERE]

Patricia Currie. President of Hospital Operations at Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). As president of hospital operations, Ms. Currie is responsible for Baylor Scott & White Health's 24 owned and managed hospitals in Central Texas and the Dallas/Fort Worth area, as well as 200-plus clinics in Central Texas. [CLICK HERE]

Susan Davila. CEO of Desert View Hospital (Pahrump, Nev.). Ms. Davila spent three years at the helm of Desert View Hospital from 2007 to 2010 before returning to the CEO post in 2016. [CLICK HERE]

Leslie Davis. Senior Vice President of UPMC and Executive Vice President and COO of UPMC's Health Services Division (Pittsburgh). Ms. Davis oversees more than 30 hospitals and 4,000 employed physicians as senior vice president of UPMC and executive vice president and COO of the system's Health Services Division. [CLICK HERE]

Myra Davis. Senior Vice President of Information Services and CIO of Texas Children's Hospital (Houston). Ms. Davis oversees the information technology department at Texas Children's Hospital as senior vice president of information services and CIO. [CLICK HERE]

Pam Delagardelle. President and CEO of UnityPoint Health-Waterloo (Iowa). Ms. Delagardelle spent 10 years as president and CEO of Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center, Iowa, before joining UnityPoint Health. [CLICK HERE]

Lori Donaldson. CFO of UC San Diego Health System. As CFO of UC San Diego Health System, Ms. Donaldson oversees a $1 billion-plus budget. [CLICK HERE]

Kelly Driscoll, RN. Senior Vice President and COO of Faith Regional Health Services (Norfolk, Neb.). Ms. Driscoll assumed the vice president and COO roles at Faith Regional Health Services in 2013, overseeing operations for the health system's 131-bed acute care facility as well as medical offices and outpatient clinics. [CLICK HERE]

Patti Ellish. President and CEO of St. Tammany Parish Hospital (Covington, La.). Ms. Ellish has served as president and CEO of St. Tammany Parish Hospital since 2000 and is a past chair of Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans. [CLICK HERE]

Ann Errichetti, MD. Chief Operations and Academic Officer of Presence Health (Chicago). Dr. Errichetti stepped into her current role as chief operations and academic officer at Presence Health after serving as CEO of Albany (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital and St. Peter's Hospital in Albany as well as vice president of acute care at Albany-based St. Peter's Health Partners. [CLICK HERE]

Melinda Estes, MD. President and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.). Dr. Estes became the president and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System in 2011 after spending time as president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., and CEO of Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. [CLICK HERE] 

Michele Finney. Desert Market CEO for Tenet Healthcare (Dallas) and CEO of Desert Regional Medical Center (Palm Springs, Calif.). Prior to becoming desert market CEO for Tenet in 2017, Ms. Finney led the development of Tenet's six-hospital Abrazo Community Health Network, which consists of nearly 5,000 employees and 2,100 affiliated physicians in the Phoenix metro area. [CLICK HERE]

Teri Fontenot. President and CEO of Woman's Hospital (Baton Rouge, La.). Ms. Fontenot leads Woman's Hospital, a 350-bed Level III regional referral hospital, as its president and CEO. [CLICK HERE]

Laura Forese, MD. Executive Vice President and COO of NewYork-Presbyterian (New York City). As executive vice president and COO, Dr. Forese is responsible for achieving operating targets and implementing strategic vision across NewYork-Presbyterian, including NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network, NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services and NewYork-Presbyterian Population and Community Health, all based in the New York metropolitan area. [CLICK HERE]

Mary Ann Fuchs, MSN, RN, DNP. Vice President of Patient Care and System Chief Nurse Executive at Duke University Health System (Durham, N.C.). In addition to her roles as vice president of patient care and system chief nurse executive for Duke University Health System, Ms. Fuchs is the associate dean of clinical affairs for Duke University School of Nursing. [CLICK HERE]

Nancy Gaden, RN, DNP. Senior Vice President and CNO of Boston Medical Center.  Ms. Gaden is senior vice president and chief nursing officer of Boston Medical Center, a 487-bed academic medical center that includes 1,486 nurses. [CLICK HERE]

Kris Gaw. COO of Maricopa Integrated Health System (Phoenix). Since 2016, Ms. Gaw has served as COO of Maricopa Integrated Health System, which includes a medical center, children's center, burn center, trauma center, two behavioral health centers and a network of 13 neighborhood clinics. [CLICK HERE]

Maggie Gill. Senior Vice President and CEO of Novant Health UVA Health System (Culpeper, Va.). Ms. Gill has served as Novant Health UVA Health System CEO since July 2016. [CLICK HERE]

Ruby Gill, BSN, RN. Chief Nurse Executive of Kaiser Permanente's Irvine (Calif.) Medical Center. Ms. Gill has served as chief nurse executive of Irvine Medical Center since 2012. [CLICK HERE]

Audrey Gregory, MSN, RN, PhD. President and CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis (Tenn.) and Saint Francis Healthcare Memphis Market. Ms. Gregory currently serves as CEO of the Saint Francis Healthcare Memphis Market, part of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare. [CLICK HERE]

Gail Hanson. CFO and Treasurer of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee). As CFO and board treasurer of the 15-hospital Aurora Health Care system, Ms. Hanson oversees accounting, business office, finance and treasury services. [CLICK HERE]

Lisa E. Harris, MD. CEO of Eskenazi Health (Indianapolis). In addition to serving as CEO of Eskenazi Health, Dr. Harris serves as president of the American Red Cross of Indiana's board of directors. [CLICK HERE] 

Margot Hartmann, MD, PhD. President and CEO of Nantucket (Mass.) Cottage Hospital. Dr. Hartmann has led Nantucket Cottage Hospital, a safety net hospital on Nantucket Island located 30 miles out to sea, for the past six years. [CLICK HERE]

Pamela Hess. CFO of St. Vincent's HealthCare (Jacksonville, Fla.). Ms. Hess was appointed CFO of St. Vincent's HealthCare in June 2016 and began serving in an official capacity one month later. [CLICK HERE]

Jill Hoggard-Green, PhD, RN. COO of Mission Health and President of Mission Hospital (Asheville, N.C.). Prior to joining Mission Health, Dr. Hoggard-Green served as COO for the Oregon region of Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth. [CLICK HERE]

Diane Holder. Executive Vice President and President of UPMC Insurance Services Division and President and CEO of UPMC Health Plan (Pittsburgh). Ms. Holder is the executive vice president and president of the UPMC Insurance Services Division and CEO of the UPMC Health Plan, overseeing health coverage and benefit management for 3.2 million individuals. [CLICK HERE]

Shelly Hunter. CFO of Bay Area Services for Dignity Health (San Francisco). Ms. Hunter is responsible for financial and support operations of four hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area as the CFO of Bay Area Services for Dignity Health. [CLICK HERE]

Sally Hurt-Deitch, RN. Market CEO of The Hospitals of Providence, CEO of The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus and Providence Children's Hospital (El Paso, Texas). As market CEO of The Hospitals of Providence and CEO of The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus and Providence Children's Hospital, Ms. Hurt-Deitch is responsible for helping the hospital system improve its operational effectiveness and efficiency through various market opportunities. [CLICK HERE]

Ann Huston. Chief Strategy Officer for Cleveland Clinic. Ms. Huston has more than 25 years of experience at various levels within the healthcare industry. [CLICK HERE]

Charlotte Ipsan, RNC, MSN. Chief Administrative Officer of Norton Women's & Children's Hospital (Louisville, Ky.). Throughout her more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Ms. Ipsan has held a number of executive leadership roles at various health facilities nationwide. [CLICK HERE]

Catherine Jacobson. President and CEO of Froedtert Health (Milwaukee). Ms. Jacobson joined Froedtert Health in 2010 and quickly worked her way up from executive vice president of finance and strategy, to CFO and chief strategy officer, to president. [CLICK HERE]

Barbara Joers. President and CEO of Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare (St. Paul, Minn.). Ms. Joers was appointed president and CEO of Gillette Children's in October 2013. [CLICK HERE]

Gaye Jolly. President and Chief Administrative Officer of LeConte Medical Center (Sevierville, Tenn.). Ms. Jolly is respected for her ability to lead change and facilitate process improvements. [CLICK HERE]

Terry Kabitzke-Groth. CNO of Aurora Medical Center Grafton (Wis.) and Aurora Medical Center in Washington County (Hartford, Wis.). Ms. Kabitzke-Groth has more than 35 years of experience in clinical and executive leadership. [CLICK HERE]

Laura Kaiser. President and CEO of SSM Health (St. Louis). Ms. Kaiser became president and CEO of SSM Health in May after spending 30 years gaining experience in the healthcare field, focused on clinical quality and patient satisfaction. [CLICK HERE]

Patricia A. Keel. Senior Vice President and CFO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). St. Jude Children's Research Hospital named Ms. Keel senior vice president and CFO in February 2016, making her responsible for the hospital's financial strategy and management. [CLICK HERE]

Kathleen Kinslow, CRNA, EdD. CEO of Aria Health, Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of Jefferson Health and Aria Health-Torresdale (Philadelphia). In 2010, Aria Health's board of directors named Ms. Kinslow CEO, and she has since taken on the additional role of executive vice president and chief integration officer of Jefferson Health and Aria Health-Torresdale. [CLICK HERE]

Jan Kleinhesselink, RN. Chief Quality Officer of Lincoln (Neb.) Surgical Hospital. Ms. Kleinhesselink is the chief quality officer of Lincoln Surgical Hospital, a nine-operating-room surgical specialty hospital. [CLICK HERE]

June Komar. Corporate Executive Vice President, Strategy and Administration of Scripps Health (San Diego). Ms. Komar became corporate executive vice president of strategy and administration of Scripps in 2010, responsible for strategic planning, government and community relations, and information services. [CLICK HERE]

Sue Korth, PhD, RN. Vice President and COO of Methodist Women's Hospital (Omaha, Neb.). Dr. Korth became vice president and COO of Methodist Women's Hospital in 2007, overseeing the 126-bed facility's construction as well as service implementation and hiring. [CLICK HERE]

Sarah Krevans. President and CEO of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Ms. Krevans spent her early career in care facilities for elderly and severely mentally ill patients, which shapes her perspective as president and CEO of Sutter Health. [CLICK HERE]

JoAnn Kunkel. CFO of Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Ms. Kunkel is responsible for the finances at Sanford Health, a nonprofit rural health system. [CLICK HERE]

Phyllis Lantos. Executive Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and CFO of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System (New York). Under Ms. Lantos' tenure as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital made dramatic improvements to its revenue cycle process and implemented significant controls related to risk mitigation and expense. [CLICK HERE]

Jacklynn Lesniak, BSN, RN. Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Zion, Ill.). Ms. Lesniak became senior vice president of patient care services and CNO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) in 2013, responsible for strategic leadership for nursing and other patient care areas. [CLICK HERE]

Carol Lovin, MSN, RN. Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.). Ms. Lovin joined Carolinas HealthCare System in 2007 and worked her way up from executive vice president of planning and communications to serve as president of the CHS Management Company as well as vice president of strategic planning and market development for Carolinas HealthCare NorthEast before being promoted to executive vice president and chief strategy officer of the system. [CLICK HERE]

Denise Majeski, MSN, RN. Vice President of Operations and Chief Nurse Executive of Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest (Ill.) Hospital. Ms. Majeski joined Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital as director of oncology services and was later promoted to director of case management in 2007. [CLICK HERE]

Stacey Malakoff. Executive Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of Hospital for Special Surgery (New York). Ms. Malakoff spent time as director of reimbursement, controller and vice president of finance for Hospital for Special Surgery before being promoted to executive vice president, treasurer and CFO in 1998. [CLICK HERE]

Julie Manas. President and CEO of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital (Eau Claire, Wis.). HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital named Ms. Manas president and CEO in March 2012, and under her leadership the 201-bed hospital has received national recognition in sustainability, stroke care and organ donation enrollment. [CLICK HERE]

Marcia Manker. CEO of MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center (Laguna Hills, Calif.) and Orange Coast Medical Center (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Ms. Manker became CEO of Orange Coast Medical Center in 2002 and transitioned to head Saddleback Medical Center as well in 2016. [CLICK HERE]

Leslie Marsh, MSN, RN. CEO of Lexington (Neb.) Regional Health Center. In 2010, Ms. Marsh was named CEO of Lexington Regional Health Center, responsible for overseeing the health system's extensive community outreach and visiting surgeon recruitment. [CLICK HERE]

Patricia Maryland, DrPH. Executive Vice President of Ascension and President and CEO of Ascension Healthcare (St. Louis). Dr. Maryland has extensive experience in strategic planning, patient care operations, service line management, finance, clinical program development and evaluation. [CLICK HERE]

Mary Lou Mastro, RN. President and CEO of Edward-Elmhurst (Ill.) Health. Ms. Mastro joined Edward-Elmhurst Health in 1988 as director of cardiovascular services and has spent more than 35 years working in hospital leadership. [CLICK HERE]

Betsy McVay. Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer of UnityPoint Health (West Des Moines, Iowa). "Data saves lives" has become a new catchphrase at UnityPoint Health thanks to Ms. McVay, who focuses on the power of numbers and data to directly impact patient care. [CLICK HERE]

Rhonda Medows, MD. Executive Vice President of Population Health for Providence St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash.). As Providence St. Joseph Health's executive vice president of population health, Dr. Medows oversees the Providence health plan, value-based care, payer strategy and contracting, physician services, care management, population health informatics and the health system's affiliated Pacific Medical Group. [CLICK HERE]

Sonia Mehta, MD. CEO and CMO of Loretto Hospital (Chicago). With more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, Dr. Mehta became CEO and CMO of Loretto Hospital in 2011, making her responsible for the hospital's 600 employees who serve around 3,000 patients annually. [CLICK HERE]

Anne Meisner, RN. Chief Hospital Operations Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and President and CEO of Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Newnan, Ga.). With more than 20 years of experience at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Ms. Meisner helped Southeastern Regional Medical Center double its footprint in just three years while growing to include more than 200 physicians. Additionally, she oversaw the implantation of the Centers for Advanced Oncology. [CLICK HERE]

Redonda Miller, MD. President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). Dr. Miller became the first female president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital in May 2016 after spending time as vice president of medical affairs for the Johns Hopkins Health System and senior vice president of medical affairs for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Sheri Milone. CEO of Lovelace Women's Hospital (Albuquerque, N.M.). Since joining Lovelace Health in 1992, Ms. Milone has served as CEO of Lovelace Westside Hospital in Albuquerque and is now CEO of Lovelace Women's Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Tamra Minnier, MSN, RN. Chief Quality Officer of UPMC (Pittsburgh). Ms. Minnier is the executive director of the Beckwith Institute, a $15 million foundation supporting innovation in care delivery, in addition to serving as the chief quality officer of UPMC. [CLICK HERE]

Jennifer Mitzner. CEO of Hoag Orthopedic Institute (Irvine, Calif.). Ms. Mitzner joined Hoag Orthopedic Institute as CEO in November after serving on the 70-bed hospital's board of directors for several years. [CLICK HERE]

Cynthia Moore-Hardy, BSN. President and CEO of Lake Health (Concord Township, Ohio). Ms. Moore-Hardy became president and CEO of Lake Health in 1997, growing the health system from six to 14 facilities. [CLICK HERE]

Elizabeth Nabel, MD. President of Brigham Health (Boston). Dr. Nabel is the president of Brigham Health, overseeing Brigham and Women's Hospital as well as the system's 150 outpatient practices and 1,200 physicians. [CLICK HERE]

Janice Nevin, MD. President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Since joining Christiana Care in 2002, Dr. Nevin has held various positions, including chief medical officer, chief patient safety officer, and chair of family and community medicine. [CLICK HERE]

Robin Norman. Senior Vice President and CFO of Virginia Hospital Center (Arlington). Ms. Norman has served Virginia Hospital Center in a financial capacity since 1979, rising in the ranks to become senior vice president and CFO. [CLICK HERE]

Sharon O'Keefe. President of University of Chicago Medical Center. With more than 30 years of healthcare experience, Ms. O'Keefe oversees a $1.5 billion clinical enterprise that integrates patient care with education and research at the University of Chicago Medical Center. [CLICK HERE]

Susan Peach, BSN. CEO of HighPoint Health System (Gallatin, Tenn.). Ms. Peach was appointed CEO of HighPoint Health System in 2012 and has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. [CLICK HERE]

Amy Perry. CEO of the Hospital Division and Senior Vice President of Integrated Care Delivery for Atlantic Health System (Morristown, N.J.). Ms. Perry develops and manages strategic growth initiatives across Atlantic Health System's six hospitals, specialty service lines, ambulatory and post-acute care services. [CLICK HERE]

Anne Platt. CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital (Jackson, Calif.). Under Ms. Platt's leadership, Sutter Amador Hospital has expanded services and opened a new Progressive Care Unit. [CLICK HERE] 

Karen Price-Gharzeddine, RN. CEO of San Gabriel (Calif.) Valley Medical Center. Ms. Price-Gharzeddine became the first female CEO of the 273-bed San Gabriel Valley Medical Center in 2015. [CLICK HERE]

Gemma Rama-Banaag, BSN, MSN, RN. CNO of Paradise Valley Hospital (National City, Calif.). Ms. Rama-Banaag has been CNO of Paradise Valley Hospital since 2011, after spending three years as the director of nursing and director of clinical services at San Diego-based Promise Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Marsha Rappley, MD. Vice President for Health Services at Virginia Commonwealth University and CEO of VCU Health System (Richmond, Va.). Dr. Rappley has been CEO of VCU Health System since 2015, previously serving as dean of the College of Human Medicine at East Lansing-based Michigan State University. [CLICK HERE]

Kim Roberts. Chief Strategy Officer of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children's Health (Palo Alto, Calif.). Ms. Roberts joined Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in 2010 as vice president of network development and management before becoming chief strategy officer in 2014. [CLICK HERE]

Robin Rose, BSN, RN. COO and Chief Clinical Officer of Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services (Gibson City, Ill.). Prior to her appointment as chief clinical officer and COO, Ms. Rose served as CNO at Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services. [CLICK HERE]

Pamela Rudisill, DNP, MSN, RN. Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). Dr. Rudisill joined CHS in 2014. [CLICK HERE]

Dawn Rudolph. Chief Experience Officer of Saint Thomas Health (Nashville, Tenn.). Ms. Rudolph joined Saint Thomas Health as chief experience officer in 2013, previously serving as CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas West Hospital and Fort Wayne, Ind.-based St. Joseph Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Margaret Sabin. President and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services (Colorado Springs, Colo.). Ms. Sabin has been president and CEO at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services since 2008 and is responsible for overseeing daily operations of the 522-bed system. [CLICK HERE]

Cheryl Sadro. Executive Vice President and Chief Business and Finance Officer of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Ms. Sadro has been chief business and finance officer and executive vice president at UTMB Galveston since 2014. [CLICK HERE]

Ninfa Saunders, DHA, MSN. President and CEO of Navicent Health (Macon, Ga.). Dr. Saunders has over 40 years of healthcare experience, including a tenure as president and COO of Marlton, N.J.-based Virtua Health before she became president and CEO of Navicent Health and The Medical Center, Navicent Health. [CLICK HERE]

Phyllis Sherard, PhD. Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of Population Health of Cheyenne (Wyo.) Regional Medical Center. Dr. Sherard joined Cheyenne Regional Medical Center as chief strategy officer and vice president of population health in 2007 and is responsible for developing a new era of competencies for the changing healthcare landscape. [CLICK HERE]

Elizabeth Sheridan, RN. COO of Inspira Medical Centers (Elmer and Vineland, N.J.). Ms. Sheridan has spent more than 15 years with Inspira Health Network, leading the implementation of several programs to benefit patient health, including a home food delivery program for patients with a high risk for readmissions. [CLICK HERE]

Cherie Sibley, BSN. COO of LifePoint Health-Central Group (Brentwood, Tenn.). LifePoint Health named Ms. Sibley COO of its central group in March. [CLICK HERE]

Lynn Simon, MD. President of Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). As president of clinical operations and CMO of Community Health Systems, Dr. Simon oversees all aspects of quality and safety, nursing, case management and medical staff relations. [CLICK HERE]

Maureen E. Sintich, DNP, RN. Chief Nurse Executive of Inova (Falls Church, Va.). As chief nurse executive of Inova, Dr. Sintich leads the system's six chief nursing officers. [CLICK HERE]

Johnese Spisso. President of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospital System (Los Angeles). Ms. Spisso was appointed president of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospital System as well as vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences in February 2016. [CLICK HERE]

Bernadette Spong. CFO of Orlando (Fla.) Health. Ms. Spong joined Orlando Health in 2015 and previously served as the senior vice president and CFO for the $3.4 billion Chapel Hill-based University of North Carolina HealthCare system as well as CFO of UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh. [CLICK HERE]

Nancy Susick, MSN, RN. President of Beaumont Hospital-Troy (Mich.). Ms. Susick became president of 520-bed Beaumont Hospital in 2012. Before that time, she served as vice president, COO and chief nursing officer at the hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Marti Taylor. Executive Director of Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and COO of the Ohio State Heart & Vascular Center (Columbus, Ohio). Ms. Taylor has been executive director of the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and COO of the Ohio State Heart & Vascular Center since 2011, and served as CEO of Columbus, Ohio-based University Hospital from 2015 to 2017. [CLICK HERE]

Karen Testman, RN. CFO of MemorialCare Health System (Fountain Valley, Calif.). Ms. Testman became CFO of MemorialCare Health System in 2014 after serving as senior vice president of financial operations. [CLICK HERE]

Elaine Thompson, PhD. President and CEO of Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Health and President of Lakeland Regional Health Foundation. During her tenure as president and CEO of Lakeland Regional Health and president of Lakeland Regional Health Foundation, Dr. Thompson has overseen affiliations with Mayo Clinic Care Network, USF Health, Nemours Children's Health System and Orlando Health. [CLICK HERE]

Karen Teitelbaum. President and CEO of Sinai Health System (Chicago). As president and CEO of Sinai Health System, Ms. Teitelbaum is responsible for overseeing four hospitals, two research institutes and a medical group that comprises 18 clinical sites across Chicago. [CLICK HERE]

Diemlan "Lannie" Tonnu. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (Los Angeles). Ms. Tonnu has served as senior vice president of finance and CFO at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children since 1991. [CLICK HERE]

Peggy Troy, MSN, RN. President and CEO of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee). Ms. Troy joined the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin as president and CEO in 2009, becoming the first woman at the hospital to hold those positions. [CLICK HERE]

Elizabeth Vilardo, MD. CEO of Medical Foundations of Sutter Health Bay Area (Sacramento, Calif.). Dr. Vilardo has been a practicing physician leader for more than 25 years, during which time she has served Sutter Health in multiple capacities. [CLICK HERE]

Nancy Vish, RN, PhD. President and CNO of Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Vish joined Baylor University Medical Center in 1996 as program manager and director for its Cardiac Cath Lab, EP/PM Lab, Coronary Care Unit and Interventional Cardiology Unit, and became Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital's president and CNO in 2005. [CLICK HERE]

Vivian von Gruenigen, MD. CMO of Summa Health System (Akron, Ohio). Dr. von Gruenigen has served as CMO of Summa Health System since July 2016, providing medical oversight, expertise and leadership to ensure the system meets high standards of quality and service. [CLICK HERE]

Annette Walker. President of Strategy, Providence St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash.). As president of strategy at Providence St. Joseph Health, Ms. Walker helps coordinate strategy, marketing, sales, outreach, business development and project management at the 50-hospital health system that spans seven states. [CLICK HERE]

Beth Walker. COO of Ochsner Medical Center-Jefferson Highway (New Orleans). Ms. Walker joined Ochsner Health System in 2002 as an administrative fellow, but now serves as COO of the system's flagship hospital, Ochsner Medical Center, a facility with more than 600 beds, 650 physicians and 5,200 employees. [CLICK HERE]

Kelly Wallace. Senior Vice President and CFO of Seattle Children's Hospital.  Throughout her more than 30-year tenure at Seattle Children's Hospital, which began in 1987 in an executive financial management role, Ms. Wallace has been responsible for the direction and oversight of the health system's financial operations. [CLICK HERE]

Kate Walsh. President and CEO of Boston Medical Center. In 2010, Ms. Walsh was appointed president and CEO of Boston Medical Center, a health system that generates annual operating revenue of $2.8 billion. [CLICK HERE]

Elizabeth Ward. Executive Vice President and CFO of Tidelands Health (Murrells Inlet, S.C.). Ms. Ward joined Tidelands Health, a three-hospital and 50-outpatient-clinic health system, as executive vice president and CFO in March 2017. [CLICK HERE]

Katy Welkie, BSN. CEO of Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital (Salt Lake City). Ms. Welkie spent time as Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital COO, CNO and nursing director of the pediatric ICU before being named CEO in 2012. [CLICK HERE]

Penny Wheeler, MD. President and CEO of Allina Health (Minneapolis). Prior to becoming president and CEO of Allina Health, Dr. Wheeler served as the chief clinical officer responsible for leading the organization's quality and value agenda. [CLICK HERE]

Beth Zachary. Senior Vice President of Adventist Health and President and CEO of Adventist Health/Southern California Region (Roseville, Calif.). As senior vice president of Adventist Health and president and CEO of its Southern California region, Ms. Zachary is tasked with bringing together all the healthcare businesses within the system — which includes physician services, urgent care clinics, primary care centers, hospitals, skilled nursing centers, home care and hospice services — to foster a competitive and focused organization. [CLICK HERE]

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