183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know | 2017

Becker's Healthcare named the following leaders to the 2017 edition of its list: "183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know | 2017.

The men and women on this list lead some of the largest and most successful nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country. The Becker's Healthcare editorial team accepted nominations for this list and selected those included based on editorial judgment.

Contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com with questions or comments on this list.

Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals or health system, or associated providers. Leaders did not pay for inclusion on this list and are presented in alphabetical order.

Richard Afable, MD. President and CEO of St. Joseph Hoag Health (Irvine, Calif.).  Dr. Afable has worked in healthcare for more than 35 years, spending half as a practicing internist and geriatrician and the other half in hospital administration. [CLICK HERE]

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]

Terry Akin. CEO of Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.). Mr. Akin joined Cone Health as COO in 2009, before being named president in 2012 and CEO in 2014. [CLICK HERE]

Duke Anderson. President and CEO of Hillsdale (Mich.) Hospital. Mr. Anderson joined Hillsdale Hospital as COO in August 2006. Hillsdale includes a 47-bed hospital, 39-bed skilled nursing facility and 10-bed behavioral health clinic. [CLICK HERE]

Richard Anderson. President and CEO of St. Luke's University Health Network (Bethlehem, Pa.). Mr. Anderson arrived at St. Luke's in 1985 and has held the senior executive title for more than 30 years. [CLICK HERE]

Barry Arbuckle, PhD. President and CEO of MemorialCare Health System (Fountain Valley, Calif.). MemorialCare's six-hospital integrated delivery network has grown substantially in size and reputation under Dr. Arbuckle's leadership. [CLICK HERE]

Robert Braithwaite. President and CEO of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (Orange County, Calif.). Mr. Braithwaite, who joined Hoag in 1992 as an administrative resident, has nearly two decades of senior management leadership experience. [CLICK HERE]

Carl Armato. President and CEO of Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Since joining Novant Health in 1998 as vice president of finance and operations for its physician divisions in Charlotte, N.C. and Winston-Salem, N.C., Mr. Armato has worn many hats at the health system, including serving as system COO. [CLICK HERE]

David Bailey, MD. President and CEO of Nemours Children's Health System (Jacksonville, Fla.). Dr. David Bailey was promoted to president and CEO of Nemours in 2006. [CLICK HERE]

Peter Banko. President and CEO of Centura Health (Centennial, Colo.). Mr. Banko transitioned from COO to CEO of Centura Health in September 2017. [CLICK HERE]

Eric Barber. President and CEO of Mary Lanning Healthcare (Hastings, Neb.). Mr. Barber started his career as a certified nursing assistant, an experience that solidified his commitment and dedication to healthcare. [CLICK HERE]

David Bernd. CEO Emeritus of Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.). Mr. Bernd retired from his role as CEO of Sentara Healthcare in March 2016, ending his 43-year career at the health system, 21 of which he spent at the helm. [CLICK HERE]

Marna Borgstrom. President and CEO of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System and CEO of Yale New Haven Hospital. Ms. Borgstroms' first introduction to healthcare was as a unit secretary at Stanford (Calif.) Medical Center. Several decades later, she helms a $4 billion health system with roughly 22,000 employees. [CLICK HERE] 

Mark Boucot. President and CEO of Garrett Regional Medical Center (Oakland, Md.). Mr. Boucot, who has more than 26 years of healthcare experience, joined Garrett Regional Medical Center as president and CEO in 2013. [CLICK HERE]

Akram Boutros, MD. President and CEO of The MetroHealth System (Cleveland). Dr. Boutros has more than two decades of leadership experience in large community hospitals, specialty hospitals and academic medical centers, previously serving as executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Roslyn, N.Y.-based St. Francis Hospital-The Heart Center and as executive vice president, CMO and COO of Oceanside, N.Y.-based South Nassau Communities Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Ruth Brinkley, MSN, RN. President of Kaiser Permanente Northwest (Portland, Ore.). Ms. Brinkley stepped down as president and CEO of Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health in July 2017 — a role she had held since the health system's 2012 inception — and was named president of Kaiser Permanente Northwest three months later. [CLICK HERE]

Lynn Britton. President and CEO of Mercy (St. Louis). Mr. Britton has filled numerous leadership roles at Mercy throughout his nearly two-decade career with the health system. [CLICK HERE]

Harry Brockus. CEO of Carle Hoopeston (Ill.) Regional Health Center. Along with his role as CEO, Mr. Brockus serves as vice president of rural health for Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center, a 24-bed critical access hospital in southern Illinois with four affiliated clinics. [CLICK HERE]

Hugh Brown. CEO of St. David's Georgetown (Texas) Hospital, HCA Healthcare. Mr. Brown joined St. David's Georgetown Hospital as CEO in February 2007 after spending 15 years at Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, where he held numerous leadership roles, including COO and chief development officer. [CLICK HERE]

Kevin Brown. President and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta). Mr. Brown transitioned from president and CEO at Swedish Health Services, one of the largest nonprofit providers in the Seattle area, to Piedmont Healthcare's president and CEO in May 2013. [CLICK HERE]

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

Todd Burch. CEO of Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.). Mr. Burch took over as CEO of Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics in January 2016, shortly after Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus merged with Wisconsin Rapids-based Riverview Hospital Association in 2015. [CLICK HERE]

Carol Burrell. President and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System (Gainesville). Ms. Burrell started her career in healthcare as a medical technologist in the late 1970s. [CLICK HERE]

Stephen Burriss. President of UNC REX Healthcare (Raleigh, N.C.). In April 2015, Mr. Burriss became president of UNC REX Healthcare, a 660-bed hospital belonging to University of North Carolina Health Care in Chapel Hill. [CLICK HERE]

John Cacciamani, MD. CEO of Chestnut Hill Hospital (Philadelphia). Dr. Cacciamani is a board-certified internist and geriatric subspecialist who has more than 15 years of hospital operation experience. [CLICK HERE]

Patrick Charmel. President and CEO of Griffin Hospital (Derby, Conn.). Mr. Charmel's association with Griffin Hospital ties back to 1979, when he served as a student intern at the hospital while attending Hamden, Conn.-based Quinnipiac College. [CLICK HERE]

Joanne Conroy, MD. CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon, N.H.). Dr. Conroy was appointed president and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock in June. [CLICK HERE]

Steven Corwin, MD. President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian (New York City). Dr. Corwin transitioned from executive vice president and COO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City to CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian in 2011. [CLICK HERE]

Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, MD. President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Cosgrove became president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic in 2004 and plans to step down from this role at the end of 2017. [CLICK HERE] 

John Couris. President and CEO of Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital. Mr. Couris has spent his entire healthcare career serving nonprofit organizations. [CLICK HERE]

Michael Coyle, PhD. CEO of Coteau des Prairies Health Care System (Sisseton, S.D.). Mr. Coyle, who started his career as a volunteer paramedic, has more than 25 years of healthcare experience in marketing, foundation and administration. [CLICK HERE]

Kenneth Davis, MD. President and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System (New York). A licensed psychiatrist, Dr. Davis became CEO of Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2003 and implemented a significant financial turnaround. [CLICK HERE]

Christopher Dawes. President and CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children's Health (Palo Alto, Calif.). Mr. Dawes transitioned from COO to CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in 1999. [CLICK HERE]

Lloyd Dean. President and CEO of Dignity Health (San Francisco). In 2000, Mr. Dean joined Dignity Health, the fifth largest health system in the U.S. serving 22 states. [CLICK HERE]

Daniel DeBehnke, MD. CEO of Nebraska Medicine (Omaha). Before joining Nebraska Medicine in May 2016, Dr. DeBehnke was CEO of Medical College Physicians, a Milwaukee-based physician group representing 1,500-plus academic physicians and providers practicing at Froedtert Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

K.C. DeBoer. President and CEO of Jamestown (N.D.) Regional Center. Mr. DeBoer began his tenure at Jamestown Regional Medical Center in May 2014. [CLICK HERE]

Wyatt Decker, MD. Vice President and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona (Phoenix). As vice president and CEO of one of the largest nonprofit, multispecialty organizations in the nation, Dr. Decker helps direct Mayo Clinic's research, education and clinical operations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. [CLICK HERE]

Lee Domanico. CEO of Marin Healthcare District and Marin General Hospital (Greenbrae, Calif.). Mr. Domanico has more than 30 years of healthcare experience leading numerous hospitals and health systems nationwide. [CLICK HERE]

Michael J. Dowling. President and CEO of Northwell Health (Great Neck, N.Y.). Mr. Dowling joined Northwell Health in 1995 as executive vice president and COO after 12 years in New York State government, including time as commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services. [CLICK HERE]

Christopher Durovich. CEO of Children's Health (Dallas). Since 2003, Mr. Durovich has guided Children's Health to become the eighth-largest pediatric healthcare system in the nation, serving more than 280,000 children annually. [CLICK HERE]

Tim Egan. President and CEO of Roseland Community Hospital (Chicago).  In February 2014, Mr. Egan was promoted from chief restructuring officer to president and CEO of Roseland Community Hospital, a financially struggling safety-net facility on the far South Side of Chicago. [CLICK HERE]

Bruce Elegant. President and CEO of Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital. Mr. Elegant holds more than 30 years of healthcare management experience, serving as president and CEO of Rush Oak Park Hospital since 1997. [CLICK HERE]

Melinda Estes, MD. President and CEO of St. Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.). Dr. Estes, a board-certified neurologist and neuropathologist, became president and CEO of St. Luke's Health System in 2011. [CLICK HERE]

Jeffrey Feasel. President and CEO of Halifax Health (Daytona Beach, Fla.). Mr. Feasel began his healthcare career in Ohio, spending 16 years directing business operations for the Medical College of Ohio Hospitals in Toledo and Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green. [CLICK HERE]

David Feinberg, MD. President and CEO of Geisinger (Danville, Pa.). Prior to joining Geisinger in 2015, Dr. Feinberg spent eight years as CEO of UCLA Health System. [CLICK HERE]

Greg Feirn. President and CEO of LCMC Health (New Orleans). Mr. Feirn has 20-plus years of healthcare experience, including 15 years with Children's Hospital in New Orleans. LCMC, the parent company of Children's Hospital, promoted Mr. Feirn from COO of LCMC Health to CEO of the health system in 2014. [CLICK HERE]

William Ferniany, PhD. CEO of UAB Health System (Birmingham, Ala.). A senior healthcare leader since 1975 and in academic medicine since 1988, Dr. Ferniany became CEO of UAB Health System in September 2008. [CLICK HERE]

Peter S. Fine. President and CEO of Banner Health (Phoenix). In 2000, Mr. Fine was tapped for president and CEO of Banner Health, one of the nation's largest secular, nonprofit healthcare organizations operating 28 hospitals in six states. [CLICK HERE]

Teri Fontenot. President and CEO of Woman's Hospital (Baton Rouge, La.). Ms. Fontenot is president and CEO of Woman's Hospital, a 350-bed Magnet-designated hospital specializing in obstetrics and neonatal intensive care. [CLICK HERE]

John Fox. President and CEO of Beaumont (Royal Oak, Mich.). Mr. Fox joined Beaumont in 2015 from Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare, where he spent 16 years as president and CEO. [CLICK HERE]

John Fraser. President and CEO of Nebraska Methodist Health System (Omaha).  During Mr. Fraser's 25-plus years with Methodist Health System, he served as executive vice president and COO of Omaha-based Methodist Hospital, and later as the hospital's CEO, before rising to his current position in 2007. [CLICK HERE]

Jeffrey Fried. President and CEO of Beebe Healthcare (Lewes, Del.).  Since 1995, Mr. Fried has served as president and CEO of Beebe Healthcare, an organization consisting of a 210-bed hospital, school of nursing, freestanding cancer center, outpatient surgery center and network of employed physicians. [CLICK HERE]

Robert Garrett. Co-CEO of Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian Health. Mr. Garrett helmed Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network from 2009 through 2016, at which time he became co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. [CLICK HERE]

Richard Gilfillan, MD. CEO of Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.). Dr. Gilfillan is CEO of Trinity Health, one of the nation's largest Catholic healthcare systems with 93 hospitals across 22 states. [CLICK HERE]

Steve Goeser. President and CEO of Methodist Hospital (Omaha, Neb.). Mr. Goeser joined Methodist Hospital in June 2004 as vice president and was promoted to president and CEO in 2007. [CLICK HERE]

Larry Goldberg. President and CEO of Trinity Health Illinois (Maywood,). The 93-hospital Catholic health delivery system Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Mich., acquired Loyola University Health System in 2011 and Mr. Goldberg became president and CEO. [CLICK HERE]

Steven Goldstein. President and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital (Rochester, N.Y.).  Mr. Goldstein joined Rochester General Hospital in 1982 as executive vice president and director of operations. [CLICK HERE]

Larry Goodman, MD. CEO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Dr. Goodman has led Rush University Medical Center since 2002 and serves as CEO of Rush Health, which includes RUMC, Aurora, Ill.-based Rush-Copley Medical Center, Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital and more than 1,000 physician members. [CLICK HERE]

Katherine Gottlieb. President and CEO of Southcentral Foundation (Anchorage, Alaska). Ms. Gottlieb has led Southcentral Foundation, an Alaska Native-owned nonprofit healthcare organization, since 1991. [CLICK HERE]

Joseph Gordy. President and CEO of Flagler Hospital (St. Augustine, Fla.). Mr. Gordy will step down from his position in May 2018 after 38 years with the Flagler Hospital, including 14 years as president and CEO. [CLICK HERE]

Howard Grant, MD. President and CEO of Lahey Health (Burlington, Mass.). Dr. Grant became president and CEO of Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Clinic in 2010 and was promoted to his current role as president and CEO of Lahey Health, an integrated healthcare delivery system, in 2012 when Beverly, Mass.-based Northeast Health System merged with Lahey Clinic. [CLICK HERE]

Robert Grossman, MD. Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Health (New York City). Dr. Grossman became the Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Health in July 2007, overseeing more than 200 locations throughout New York City. [CLICK HERE]

Philip Guarneschelli. President and CEO of UPMC Pinnacle (Harrisburg, Pa.). Mr. Guarneschelli joined PinnacleHealth System more than 30 years ago. He became senior vice president and COO in 2001 and became acting director in 2010, after the previous president and CEO retired. [CLICK HERE]

A. Marc Harrison, MD. President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Dr. Harrison has helmed Intermountain Healthcare, a 22-hospital nonprofit system, for about one year. [CLICK HERE]

Dean Harrison. President and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Chicago). Mr. Harrison is no stranger to Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, a seven-hospital system with more than 100 ambulatory and diagnostic sites in the Chicagoland area. [CLICK HERE]

John Haupert. President and CEO of Grady Health System (Atlanta). Mr. Haupert first came to Grady Health System in 2011 and has since led a financial and cultural turnaround. [CLICK HERE]

Kerry Heinrich. CEO of Loma Linda (Calif.) University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. Mr. Heinrich was appointed CEO of Loma Linda Medical Center, Loma Linda University Children's Hospital and LLU Behavioral Medicine Center in 2014 after spending 30 years with the health system. [CLICK HERE]

Mark Herzog. President and CEO of Holy Family Memorial (Manitowoc, Wis.). Mr. Herzog is the president and CEO of Holy Family Memorial, an integrated healthcare provider with a network of more than 1,100 healthcare professionals. [CLICK HERE]

Rodney Hochman, MD. President and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash., and Irvine, Calif.). In his role as president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, Dr. Hochman leads a faith-based nonprofit health and social services system that includes 50 hospitals, 829 clinics, 111,000 employees — whom they refer to as cargivers — and 11,915 licensed beds. [CLICK HERE]

Carla Parker Hollis. President and CEO of Columbus Regional Healthcare System (Whiteville, N.C.). Ms. Hollis began her current role in 2015. In her role, she is responsible for leading a 154-bed nonprofit organization. [CLICK HERE]

Loy Howard. President and CEO of Tanner Health System (Carrollton, Ga.). In 1994, Mr. Howard joined Tanner Health System as president and CEO. [CLICK HERE]

Chip Hubbs. President and CEO of Memorial Health (Marysville, Ohio). Mr. Hubbs became president and CEO of Memorial Health in 2004 after spending four years a CEO of Hicksville, Ohio-based Community Memorial Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

A. Guy Hudson, MD. CEO of Swedish Health Services (Seattle). Dr. Hudson, a pediatric urologic surgeon, served as interim CEO of Swedish Health, the largest nonprofit healthcare provider in the Seattle, for nearly five months before being named permanent CEO in June. [CLICK HERE]

Michael Israel. President and CEO of Westchester Medical Center Health Network (Valhalla, N.Y.). Prior to taking the reins of WMCHealth in August 2005, Mr. Israel served in multiple healthcareleadership positions, including CEO of Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C., and COO of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Long Island Jewish Health System. [CLICK HERE]

Matt Ives. CEO and CFO of Keokuk County Health Center (Sigourney, Iowa). Mr. Ives was appointed to his dual role as CEO and CFO of Keokuk County Health Center in 2012 after previously serving as the 25-bed critical access hospital's CFO and CIO for eight years. [CLICK HERE]

Catherine Jacobson. President and CEO of Froedtert Health (Milwaukee). Before joining Froedtert as executive vice president of finance and strategy, CFO, and chief strategy officer in 2010, Ms. Jacobson spent more than two decades with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, serving in various leadership roles. [CLICK HERE]

Russ Johnson. President and CEO of Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital. Mr. Johnson brought 30 years of healthcare senior leadership to his role as president and CEO of Lawrence Memorial in August 2016. [CLICK HERE]

Elliot Joseph. President and CEO of Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare. In his role as CEO of Hartford HealthCare, Mr. Joseph oversees Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network with more than 18,000 employees, five acute care hospitals, an accountable care organization and an extensive behavioral health network. [CLICK HERE]

Divya Joshi, MD. CEO of OSF Healthcare Children's Hospital of Illinois and OSF Healthcare System Children's Services (Peoria). Prior to taking the reins of the children's services line for OSF Healthcare, Dr. Joshi served as CMO of Torrance (Calif.) Health IPA. [CLICK HERE]

Larry Kaiser, MD. President and CEO of Temple University Health System (Philadelphia). In addition to his role as CEO of Temple University Health System, Dr. Kaiser serves as the system's senior executive vice president for health affairs and dean of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. [CLICK HERE]

Laura Kaiser. President and CEO of SSM Health (St. Louis). Ms. Kaiser officially took the reins of SSM Health in May after serving as executive vice president and COO of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare for five years. [CLICK HERE]

Phillip Kambic. President and CEO of Riverside Healthcare (Kankakee, Ill.). Mr. Kambic joined Riverside in 1985 and worked his way up through various leadership roles, including COO and senior vice president, before stepping into the top leadership position at the beginning of 2006. [CLICK HERE]

Gary Kaplan, MD. Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System (Seattle). Dr. Kaplan is a practicing internal medicine physician who has held the top leadership position at Virginia Mason Health System since 2000. [CLICK HERE]

Mike Keating. President and CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network (Cincinnati). Mr. Keating was officially named president and CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network in 2013 after serving as the system's interim CEO for less than a year. [CLICK HERE]

Mark Keroack, MD. President and CEO of Baystate Health (Springfield, Mass.). In his role as CEO, Dr. Keroack oversees strategic, financial and operational initiatives for an integrated healthcare system serving more than 800,000 people throughout western New England. [CLICK HERE]

Jim Kirkbride. CEO of Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital (El Dorado, Kan.). After conducting a national search for a new CEO, the board of trustees at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital announced the hiring of Mr. Kirkbride in 2016. [CLICK HERE]

Stephen Klasko, MD. President and CEO of Jefferson Health (Philadelphia). Dr. Klasko became CEO of Jefferson Health in 2013 and in nearly five years was able to grow the system from a three-hospital urban academic medical center to a 14-hospital regional academic medical center through a merger with Abington Health in 2015, Aria Health in 2016, New Jersey-based Kennedy Health in 2017 and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in January 2018. Thomas Jefferson University also expanded in combination with Philadelphia University in July 2017. [CLICK HERE]

Mark Klosterman. President and CEO of Faith Regional Health Services (Norfolk, Neb.). Mr. Klosterman's career in healthcare spans more than two decades. [CLICK HERE]

Kelby Krabbenhoft. President and CEO of Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.). As CEO of Sanford Health, Mr. Krabbenhoft heads up the largest employer in the Dakotas and the largest rural nonprofit health system in the nation, boasting 45 hospitals, 289 clinics and more than 28,000 employees across nine states and three countries. [CLICK HERE]

Sarah Krevans. President and CEO of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Ms. Krevans' career in healthcare spans nearly 30 years. At age 29, she was named acting director of Medicaid, health planning and licensure programs for the state of Maine after serving as deputy director of the state's Bureau of Medical Services. [CLICK HERE]

Wright Lassiter III. President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System (Detroit). As the leader of Henry Ford Health System, Mr. Lassiter oversees a $5.5 billion, six-hospital health system that employs 28,000 people across 60 clinical locations. [CLICK HERE]

Mark Laret. CEO of UC San Francisco Health. A 30-year healthcare management veteran, Mr. Laret joined UC San Francisco in 2000 and currently leads the four-hospital system as CEO. [CLICK HERE]

Gordy Lewis, CEO of Burnett Medical Center (Grantsburg, Wis.).  Mr. Lewis was appointed CEO of Burnett Medical Center in 2008 after serving as CEO of Banner Health-owned Community Hospital in Torrington, Wyo.  [CLICK HERE]

Steven Lipstein. President and CEO of BJC HealthCare (St. Louis). Mr. Lipstein oversees the 15-hospital BJC HealthCare as president and CEO. [CLICK HERE]

Steve Little. President and CEO of Agnesian HealthCare (Fond du Lac, Wis.). Joining Agnesian HealthCare in 2003 as senior vice president and CFO, Mr. Little climbed the ladder until he became CEO in January 2012. [CLICK HERE]

John Lloyd. Co-CEO of Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian Health. As the former CEO of Meridian Health, Mr. Lloyd became a co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health after Meridian Health and Hackensack underwent a merger in July 2016. [CLICK HERE]

Richard Lofgren, MD. President and CEO of UC Health (Cincinnati). Dr. Lofgren became CEO of UC Health in December 2013 after spending 35 years in prior healthcare leadership positions. [CLICK HERE]

Kevin Lofton. CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives (Englewood, Colo.). Since becoming CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives in 2003, Mr. Lofton has helped grow it into the nation's third-largest nonprofit health system. [CLICK HERE]

Jody Lomeo. President and CEO of Kaleida Health and Great Lakes Health System of Western New York (Buffalo, N.Y.). Mr. Lomeo became president and CEO of Kaleida Health and Great Lakes Health System in April 2014. [CLICK HERE]

David Lundquist. President and CEO of Rome (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital. Equipped with nearly 25 years of healthcare executive experience, Mr. Lundquist became CEO of Rome Memorial Hospital in March 2016. [CLICK HERE]

John Lynch III. President and CEO of Main Line Health (Radnor Township, Pa.). Mr. Lynch became president and CEO of Main Line Health in 2005 and currently oversees four regional acute care centers, a medical research institute and a home hospice care organization. [CLICK HERE]

Alan G. Macdonald. President and CEO of Hallmark Health System (Medford, Mass.). Mr. Macdonald became Hallmark's president and CEO in March 2015, after serving as a founding trustee and a former chairman of the Hallmark Health board. [CLICK HERE]

Stephen Mansfield, PhD. President and CEO of Methodist Health System (Dallas). After a 30-year career in healthcare, Mr. Mansfield was appointed president and CEO of Methodist Health System in 2006. [CLICK HERE]

Patricia A. Maryland, Dr.PH. Executive Vice President of Ascension and President and CEO of Ascension Healthcare (St. Louis). Dr. Maryland is vice president of Ascension, a 141-hospital system with 2,500 care sites across 22 states, and president and CEO of Ascension Healthcare. [CLICK HERE]

Michael Maron. President and CEO of Holy Name Medical Center (Teaneck, N.J.). Beginning his tenure as CEO in 1997, Mr. Maron brought Holy Name Medical Center into a new era of technology. [CLICK HERE]

Leslie Marsh, MSN, RN. CEO of Lexington (Neb.) Regional Health Center. Assuming the CEO position in 2010, Ms. Marsh expanded the health system through the additions of an urgent/primary care clinic and a family medicine clinic. [CLICK HERE]

Clint Matthews. President and CEO of Tower Health (Reading, Pa.). As the leader of Tower Health, Mr. Matthews oversees a health system that serves 2.5 million residents of Berks County and the greater Philadelphia area. [CLICK HERE]

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD. CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). In May 2017, Dr. Freischlag became CEO of Wake Forest Baptist, where she oversees the integrated health system's operations. [CLICK HERE]

Craig McCoy. CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System (Greenville, S.C.). Mr. McCoy began his tenure at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in May 2015, after a 20-plus year career in healthcare leadership. [CLICK HERE]

Tim McGill. CEO of Livingston (Tenn.) Regional Hospital. A two-term CEO, Mr. McGill first served in the top leadership role at Livingston Regional Hospital from 1993 to 2008 and was reappointed in November 2015. [CLICK HERE]

Bob Meyer. President and CEO of Phoenix Children's Hospital. Mr. Meyer is at the helm of Arizona's only nationally recognized pediatric hospital, Phoenix Children's Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Andrew Mitchell. President and CEO of Peconic Bay Medical Center (Riverhead, N.Y.). After joining Peconic Bay Medical Center as president and CEO in 2001, Mr. Mitchell became the driving force behind Peconic Bay Medical Center's expansion efforts. [CLICK HERE]

Cynthia Moore-Hardy. President and CEO of Lake Health (Painesville, Ohio). Ms. Moore-Hardy joined Lake Health in 1988 and was appointed president and CEO in 1997. [CLICK HERE]

Robert Montagnese. President and CEO of Licking Memorial Health Systems (Newark, Ohio). Mr. Montagnese began his tenure at Licking Memorial Health Systems nearly 29 years ago as a file clerk. [CLICK HERE] 

Ralph Muller. CEO of University of Pennsylvania Health System (Philadelphia). Mr. Muller is the CEO of University of Pennsylvania Health System, which includes six hospitals, a faculty practice plan, a primary care provider network and multispecialty satellite facilities. [CLICK HERE]

Dennis Murphy. President and CEO of Indiana University Health (Indianapolis). Mr. Murphy leads the largest integrated healthcare system in Indiana, Indiana University Health, where he is responsible for overseeing 30,000 employees and revenue of more than $6 billion. [CLICK HERE]

Michael Murphy. President and CEO of Sharp HealthCare (San Diego).  As president and CEO of Sharp HealthCare, Mr. Murphy oversees more than 18,000 employees, 2,600 affiliated physicians and 2,100 volunteers at the seven-hospital system. [CLICK HERE]

Elizabeth Nabel, MD. President of Brigham Health (Boston). A cardiologist and distinguished biomedical researcher, Dr. Nabel is both a professor of medicine at the Boston-based Harvard Medical School and president of the Harvard-affiliated Brigham Health. [CLICK HERE]

Steve Narang, MD. CEO of Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix. Dr. Narang took the CEO post at Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix in 2013 after serving as CMO of Banner Health's Cardon Children's Medical Center. [CLICK HERE]

Lawrence Antonucci, MD. President and CEO of Lee Memorial Health System (Ft. Myers/Cape Coral, Fla.). Dr. Antonucci joined Lee Memorial Health System in 2007 as chief administrative officer for the system's Cape Coral Hospital and was later promoted to health system COO. [CLICK HERE]

Gerald Gallagher. President and CEO of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). Mr. Gallagher became president and CEO of NorthShore University HealthSystem in November 2017 after serving as its COO for the previous five years. [CLICK HERE]

Janice Nevin, MD. President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Dr. Nevin was appointed president and CEO of the two-hospital, 1,100-bed Christiana Care Health System in 2014. [CLICK HERE]

Kreg Gruber. CEO of Beacon Health System (South Bend, Ind.). Beacon Health System promoted Mr. Gruber from COO to CEO in 2017. [CLICK HERE]

Vicki Newmiller, BSN, RN. CEO of Great Falls (Mont.) Clinic. Ms. Newmiller joined Great Falls Clinic in 2008 as COO and was promoted to CEO in January 2014, bringing with her more than 25 years of healthcare experience. [CLICK HERE]

John Noseworthy, MD. President and CEO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Dr. Noseworthy joined Mayo Clinic in 1990 as a clinician and spent 20 years devoted to clinical care, research and advancement in his specialty, neurology. [CLICK HERE]

Randy Oostra. President and CEO of ProMedica (Toledo, Ohio). Mr. Oostra is the president and CEO of ProMedica, a health system that employs 15,000 people and 800 providers across 300 sites, including 12 hospitals. [CLICK HERE]

Michael Patterson. President and CEO of Mississippi Valley Health (Davenport, Iowa). As president and CEO of Mississippi Valley Health, Mr. Patterson is responsible for overseeing system operations, including its surgery center, endoscopy center, medical plaza development corporation and its related entities. [CLICK HERE]

Ronald Paulus, MD. President and CEO of Mission Health (Asheville, N.C.). Dr. Paulus was named CEO of Mission Health in September 2010 and introduced his vision of BIG(GER) Aim, a quality initiative that focuses on providing every patient their desired outcome in a quick, waste-free manner. [CLICK HERE]

Joseph Pepe, MD. President and CEO of Catholic Medical Center Healthcare System (Manchester, N.H.). Since 2012, Dr. Pepe has served as president and CEO of Catholic Medical Center Healthcare System, which includes a 330-bed acute care hospital, a heart and vascular institute, physician practices and an ambulatory surgery partnership with 30 surgeons. [CLICK HERE]

C. Wright Pinson, MD. CEO of Vanderbilt Health System (Nashville, Tenn.). Dr. Pinson is the CEO of Vanderbilt Health System, where he also serves and the deputy vice chancellor for health affairs. [CLICK HERE]

Mary Ellen Pratt. CEO of Saint James Parish Hospital (Lutcher, La.). Since 2007, Ms. Pratt has served as CEO of St. James Parish Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Thomas Priselac. President and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System (Los Angeles). Mr. Priselac joined Cedars-Sinai Health System in 1979 and was appointed CEO in 1994. [CLICK HERE]

Paul Ramsey, MD. CEO of UW Medicine (Seattle). Dr. Ramsey joined UW Medicine in 1978 and rose through the ranks to serve as senior executive leader and chair of the UW Department of Medicine before he became CEO, executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the school of medicine in 1997. [CLICK HERE]

Scott Reiner. CEO of Adventist Health (Roseville, Calif.). Mr. Reiner began his career in executive leadership with Adventist Health as CEO of Glendale Adventist Medical Center, a 515-bed facility in Southern California, in 1999. [CLICK HERE]

Jeffrey Romoff. President and CEO of UPMC (Pittsburgh). At UPMC, a fully integrated $17 billion global health enterprise, Mr. Romoff oversees 80,000 employees as the system's president and CEO. [CLICK HERE]

William Roper, MD. CEO of UNC Health Care (Chapel Hill, N.C.). Dr. Roper joined UNC in 1997 as dean of the School of Public Health at UNC and was promoted to dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor for Medical Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as CEO of UNC Health Care System. [CLICK HERE]

Paul Rothman, MD. CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore). As both CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Frances Watt Baker, MD, and Lenox D. Baker Jr., MD, Dean of the Medical Faculty of The Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rothman oversees the six-hospital health system and medical school. [CLICK HERE]

Peter Rutherford, MD. CEO of Confluence Health (Wenatchee, Wash.). Dr. Rutherford has served as CEO of Confluence Health since 2013. [CLICK HERE]

Maria Ryan, PhD. CEO of Cottage Hospital (Woodsville, N.H.). Dr. Ryan has been CEO of Cottage Hospital since 2006, leading the organization through successful Meaningful Use Stage 2 attestation in the first qualifying period. [CLICK HERE]

Steven Safyer, MD. President and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center (New York). Dr. Safyer was appointed president and CEO of Montefiore in 2008, previously serving as senior vice president and CMO from 1998 to 2008. Under his leadership, Montefiore is now composed of 10 hospitals and more than 200 ambulatory care centers. [CLICK HERE]

Kenneth Samet. President and CEO of MedStar Health (Columbia, Md.). Mr. Samet has served as MedStar's CEO since 2008. He was named the system's first COO 10 years earlier, when MedStar was founded, and then became president and COO in 2003. [CLICK HERE]

José Sánchez. President and CEO of Norwegian American Hospital (Chicago). Mr. Sanchez has been president and CEO of Norwegian American since 2013. [CLICK HERE]

Craig Saylor. CEO of Somerset (Pa.) Hospital. Mr. Saylor began his career at Somerset in 1982 as a registered respiratory therapist, rising to serve as department director for cardiopulmonary, case management and quality services. [CLICK HERE]

Emmett Schuster. President and CEO of Gibson General Hospital (Princeton, Ind.). Mr. Schuster joined Gibson in 2007 as president and CEO. [CLICK HERE]

Jonathan Schiller. CEO of Catskill Regional Medical Center (Harris, N.Y.). Mr. Schiller became CEO of Catskill Regional Medical Center in 2017 after spending 13 years at Orange Regional Medical Center. [CLICK HERE]

John Jay Shannon, MD. CEO of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (Chicago). Dr. Shannon joined Cook County Health as chief of clinical integration in 2013 before becoming CEO in 2014. [CLICK HERE]

Lou Shapiro. President and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery (New York). Mr. Shapiro has led Hospital for Special Surgery, a hospital devoted to orthopedic surgery and treatment, since 2006. [CLICK HERE]

Dennis Shelby. CEO of Wilson Medical Center (Neodesha, Kan.). Mr. Shelby has been CEO of Wilson Medical Center since 2011. [CLICK HERE]

Jim Skogsbergh. President and CEO of Advocate Health Care (Downers Grove, Ill.). Mr. Skogsbergh joined Advocate in 2001 as executive vice president and COO, and was elected CEO in 2002. [CLICK HERE]

Anthony Slonim, MD. President and CEO of Renown Health (Reno, Nev.). Dr. Slonim joined Renown Health as CEO in 2014, bringing nearly 15 years of executive healthcare leadership experience to the position. [CLICK HERE]

Tony Snyder. CEO of Pomerene Hospital (Millersburg, Ohio). Mr. Snyder has been CEO of Pomerene Hospital since 2005. [CLICK HERE]

Donna Sollenberger, Executive Vice President and CEO of UTMB Health System (Galveston, Texas). Ms. Sollenberger has served as executive vice president and CEO at UTMP since 2009, overseeing a system that includes five hospitals and 70 clinics. [CLICK HERE]

Kevin Spiegel. President and CEO of Erlanger Health System (Chattanooga, Tenn.). Mr. Spiegel joined Erlanger as president and CEO in 2013 after spending more than five years as CEO at Memphis, Tenn.-based Methodist University Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Johnese Spisso. President of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospital System. Ms. Spisso was appointed president of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and vice chancellor of UCLA Health Science in 2016. [CLICK HERE]

Richard Statuto. President and CEO of Bon Secours Health System (Marriottsville, Md.). Mr. Statuto was appointed president and CEO of Bon Secours Health System in 2005, previously serving as CEO of St. Joseph Health System in Orange, Calif. [CLICK HERE]

Greg Stock. CEO of Thibodaux (La.) Regional Medical Center. Mr. Stock began his career with Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare in 1980, going on to serve as CEO of hospitals in South Dakota, Oregon and Missouri before taking on his current role. [CLICK HERE]

John Starcher Jr. President and CEO of Mercy Health (Cincinnati). Mr. Starcher left his post as CEO of Mercy Health-Cincinnati to become president and CEO of Mercy Health in 2016. [CLICK HERE]

Mohan Suntha, MD. CEO of University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore). Dr. Suntha took the helm of the University of Maryland Medical Center, the flagship institution of the 12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System, in September 2016. [CLICK HERE]

Todd Suntrapak. President and CEO of Valley Children's Healthcare (Madera, Calif.). In 2012, Mr. Suntrapak took on the role of president and CEO of Valley Children's Healthcare, a 358-licensed-bed pediatric hospital with 550-plus physicians. [CLICK HERE]

Karen Teitelbaum. President and CEO of Sinai Health System (Chicago). Ms. Teitelbaum joined Sinai Health System as COO and was promoted to president and CEO in 2014. [CLICK HERE]

Anthony Tersigni, EdD. President and CEO of Ascension (St. Louis). Since 2012, Dr. Tersigni has served as the president and CEO of Ascension, a 141-hospital faith-based health system. [CLICK HERE]

Warner Thomas. President and CEO of Ochsner Health System (New Orleans). Mr. Thomas spent 14 years as president and COO of Ochsner Health System before taking on the CEO role in 2012. [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]

David Torchiana, MD. President and CEO of Partners HealthCare (Boston). In March 2015, Dr. Torchiana became the fifth CEO of Partners HealthCare, a healthcare system that now encompasses community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers and home care. [CLICK HERE]

Lynn Torossian. President and CEO of Henry Ford West Bloomfield (Mich.) Hospital.  Ms. Torossian is equipped with about three decades of healthcare experience, ranging from finance to physician organizations. [CLICK HERE]

Robert Trenschel, DO. President and CEO of Yuma (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center.  Dr. Trenschel has about 20 years of healthcare management experience. [CLICK HERE]

Susan Turney, MD. CEO of Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System. Dr. Turney became Marshfield Clinic Health System's first CEO in September 2014, overseeing the newly formed health system's 50 healthcare centers, health plan and two hospitals. [CLICK HERE]

Bernard Tyson. Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Mr. Tyson became CEO of Kaiser Permanente in 2013 and added the role of chairman in 2014. [CLICK HERE]

Michael Ugwueke, President and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (Memphis, Tenn.). Mr. Ugwueke carries more than 25 years of planning and operational leadership experience in the healthcare setting. [CLICK HERE]

Art Ushijima. President and CEO of The Queen's Health System (Honolulu). In 2005, Mr. Ushijima became president and CEO of The Queen's Health System, a four-hospital system that includes 66 healthcare centers and labs in Hawaii. [CLICK HERE]

Chris Van Gorder. President and CEO of Scripps Health (San Diego). Mr. Van Gorder stepped into his leadership role at Scripps Health in 2000. [CLICK HERE]

Jim VanderSteeg. President and CEO of Covenant Health (Knoxville, Tenn.). In 2016, Mr. VanderSteeg took over as president and CEO of Covenant Health, a 10-hospital nonprofit health system. [CLICK HERE]

Kevin Vermeer. President and CEO of UnityPoint Health (West Des Moines, Iowa). Mr. Vermeer joined UnityPoint Health, then known as Iowa Health System, in 2000 and was promoted from CFO to CEO in January 2016. [CLICK HERE]

Jon Wade. CEO of Jersey Community Hospital (Jerseyville, Ill.). In August 2013, Mr. Wade became Jersey Community Hospital's CEO. Jersey Community Hospital serves six counties in Illinois. [CLICK HERE]

Kate Walsh. President and CEO of Boston Medical Center Health System. Ms. Walsh heads Boston Medical Center Health System, which reports $2.8 billion in annual operating revenue. [CLICK HERE]

Bernard Wheatley. CEO of Schneider Regional Medical Center (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands). In the CEO position since April 2013, Dr. Wheatley oversees Schneider Regional Medical Center as well as The Roy Lester Schneider Hospital, The Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute and the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. [CLICK HERE]

Penny Wheeler, MD. President and CEO of Allina Health (Minneapolis). Dr. Wheeler was the chief clinical officer of Allina Health before she took over as president and CEO. [CLICK HERE]

Ginger Williams, MD. President and CEO of Oaklawn Hospital (Marshall, Mich.).  Starting out as an emergency department physician, Dr. Williams soon realized her love for administration. [CLICK HERE]

Brenda Wolf. President and CEO of La Rabida Children's Hospital (Chicago). Ms. Wolf took over as president and CEO of La Rabida Children's Hospital in July 2011. [CLICK HERE]

Robert Wolterman. CEO of Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans). Mr. Wolterman became vice president of operations at Ochsner Baptist Medical Center in 2007 and was promoted to CEO a year later. [CLICK HERE]

Eugene Woods. President and CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.). Mr. Woods' interest in healthcare began during his undergraduate years at Pennsylvania State University, when he accidentally walked into a local hospital administrator's presentation during a career fair and shortly after decided to major in health policy and administration. [CLICK HERE]

Beth Zachary. President and CEO of Southern California Region of Adventist Health (Roseville). As president and CEO of the Southern California Region of Adventist Health, Ms. Zachary is tasked with uniting physician services, urgent care clinics, primary care centers, hospitals, skilled nursingcenters, home care and hospice services into a single healthcare organization that can perform competitively and carry out Adventist Health's mission to inspire health, wholeness and hope. [CLICK HERE]

David Zechman. President and CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan (Petoskey). Mr. Zechman, who joined McLaren Northern Michigan as president and CEO in 2013, has 33 years of experience in healthcare leadership, combining his expertise in health system executive management with his passion for quality and service excellence. [CLICK HERE]

Thomas Zenty III. CEO of University Hospitals (Cleveland). As CEO of University Hospitals, Mr. Zenty manages the largest network of primary care providers in Northeast Ohio, 12 community hospitals, two rehabilitation hospitals and more than 40 community health centers, staffed by a total of more than 30,000 UH physicians, nurses, employees and volunteers. [CLICK HERE]

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