256 Hospital and Healthcare Industry Leaders to Know



Here are 256 of some of the most influential leaders in the healthcare industry.

Chad Aduddell. Mr. Aduddell became president of 102-bed Bone and Joint Hospital in Oklahoma City in March 2007. His key goal is to develop an environment of patient-centered care, upholding clinical excellence. He has 12 years' experience in healthcare, having served as senior practice administrator at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where he oversaw primary care clinics and graduate medical education programs.

Joel T. Allison. Mr. Allison has been the president and CEO of Baylor Health Care System since 2000. Baylor Health Care System includes eight hospitals and four specialty hospitals throughout Texas. His entire career encompasses approximately 30 years of work in the healthcare industry. He first joined Baylor in 1993 as the senior executive vice president and COO before being promoted to president and CEO. Mr. Allison is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is involved with numerous organizations, such as the Healthcare Leadership Council and the National Quality Forum.

Steven M. Altschuler, MD. Dr. Altschuler, a pediatric gastroenterologist, has been president and CEO of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for a decade. The 373-bed institution is the nation's oldest children's hospital. It admits more than 17,000 patients, and provides care in more than 50,000 emergency and 600,000 outpatient visits annually. Dr. Altschuler has experience as an executive, physician and scientific investigator. He was chair of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and joined Children's medical staff in 1985.

David G. Anderson. Mr. Anderson is the senior vice president of finance and treasurer of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America. In this position, he is responsible for treasury functions, including corporate finance and maintaining relationships with the financial community. He started his career in the healthcare industry in 1978 as the manager of finance at Humana and by March 1993 became the vice president of finance and treasurer of Galen Healthcare, a spin-off of Humana acquired later by HCA.

Ron J. Anderson, MD. Dr. Anderson, an internist, has been the CEO of Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas for 28 years. The system includes 968-bed Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Parkland is a major teaching institute, and delivers more babies under one roof than any other hospital in the nation. Dr. Anderson has been a leading national advocate of the medically underserved. From 1985 to 1986, he played a major role in the passage of Texas and federal legislation to ban patient dumping and has served on the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured since 1992.

Ingo Angermeier. Mr. Angermeier is the president and CEO of Spartanburg (S.C.) Regional Healthcare System, which is comprised of three hospitals and more than 5,000 employees. With more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, he has experience working in general and teaching hospitals as well as multi-specialty group practices in urban and rural settings. He previously served as the CEO at Louisiana State University Medical Center from 1995 to 2001.

Timothy Babineau, MD. Dr. Babineau, a general surgeon, became president and CEO of Providence, R.I.-based Rhode Island Hospital in Oct. 2008. This 719-bed hospital has 6,863 employees and 1,570 physicians on staff and is the main teaching hospital of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I., are the founding members of five-hospital Lifespan, a health system with 1,155 beds and a net patient revenue of $1.3 million. Dr. Babineau was previously chief medical officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

Mark Baker. In October 2009, Mr. Baker was appointed CEO of Columbus, Ga.-based Hughston Healthcare, which consists of Hughston Clinic, a 20-physician orthopedics practice with nine locations in Georgia and Alabama, and 62-bed Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital. He had been serving as interim CEO of the hospital since February and since 2004 had been COO of Hughston Clinic. Mr. Baker has been working to unify the culture at Hughston Clinic and Jack Hughston Memorial, which the clinic acquired in 2007.

Jeff Balser, MD, PhD. Dr. Balser is the vice chancellor for health affairs and also serves as dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn. He became interim dean in July 2008, replacing Steven G. Gabbe, MD. As vice chancellor, he oversaw the completion of the medical center's $170 million Critical Care Tower last fall. Dr. Balser is proud of laying off only a limited number of employees so far in the recession while adding employees in many other areas.

Cathy Barr. Ms. Barr is CEO of Bethesda Hospital, located in St. Paul, Minn., and is responsible for the hospital's wide array of integrated programs. She is currently working on legislative reform to help long-term acute care hospitals establish new facility and medical requirements. Prior to Bethesda, Ms. Barr held executive positions at HealthEast Care System, also in St. Paul, Minn., as vice president for community-based services and home care senior director.

David M. Barrett, MD. Dr. Barrett, a urologist, became president and CEO of Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., in 1999, after serving as chief of urology at Mayo Clinic. Lahey Clinic is a physician-led, non-profit group practice. With 450 physicians on staff, Lahey operates three hospitals. In March 2010, Dr. Barrett announced he would step down in Jan. 2011 but will continue in a strategic leadership role through Sept. 2012 as part of a succession plan. During Dr. Barrett's tenure, Lahey expanded facilities, formed clinical partnerships, strengthened its ties with Tufts University School of Medicine and grew its operating revenue by more than 90 percent, to $833 million. During his tenure as CEO, he continued clinical work as a professor of urology at Tufts.

Warren Beck. Mr. Beck is the senior vice president of finance and the associate vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. He has been in his current role for 13 years. Before Vanderbilt, he was with KPMG Peat Marwick in the New York City area. Vanderbilt had more than $250 million in uncompensated care last year and is forecasting $325 million in uncompensated care this year. Nonetheless, operating margins have remained at the median or slightly above compared to other academic teaching hospitals.

Jeremy Biggs. Mr. Biggs helped plan and develop 72-bed St. Mary's Medical Center North, which is located in Powell, Tenn., and is a part of Knoxville-based Mercy Health Partners. He became its first chief administrative officer when it opened in July 2007. Mr. Biggs' first healthcare job was working as a college student in a blood center in the early 1990s. He then earned a master's degree in health administration and joined Mercy. He is listed as one of ten hospital CEOs under the age of 40 by Becker's Hospital Review.

David Bixler. Since 2007, Mr. Bixler has served as the president and CEO of 143-bed Rutherford (N.C.) Hospital, which has been recognized by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the best community hospitals in the nation. His career in the healthcare industry spans over thirty years in various healthcare settings, including for-profit, non-profit and academic facilities.

Damond Boatwright. Mr. Boatwright became CEO of the new Lee's Summit (Mo.) Medical Center, an HCA hospital, in Jan. 2008. He previously served as an assistant administrator at Colleton Medical Center and CJW Medical Center and COO at Henrico Doctors Hospital. "Damond is a dynamic young leader," HCA's Midwest division president told the Lee's Summit Journal. He is listed as one of ten hospital CEOs under the age of 40 by Becker's Hospital Review.

Bryan Bohman, MD. Dr. Bohman serves as the chief of staff of Stanford Hospital & Clinics and the chairman of the Medical Executive Committee at Stanford (Calif.) Hospital. He was the first elected hospital chief of staff to be elected by the medical staff in 2008 after serving as medical staff president. He is a member of the Stanford Hospital & Clinics medical board and has previously served with the nine-partner Associated Anesthesiologists Medical Group of Palo Alto (Calif.) for 13 years.

Jeffrey W. Bolton. Mr. Bolton has been CFO at Mayo Clinic since 2003. Mr. Bolton said after a slow start in the first quarter of 2009, the clinic successfully worked with staff to help drive down costs. Previously, Mr. Bolton was CFO at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and worked in planning and financial analysis at the University of Pittsburgh.

Barry Bondurant. Mr. Bondurant, 34, has been administrator and CEO of 100-bed Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington, Tenn., since 2008. He previously served as an assistant administrator at Baptist Union City (Tenn.) since 2005 and before that was a hospital director of wellness and cardiovascular rehabilitation. Mr. Bondurant, whose nickname is "Skipper," has a master's degrees in business from Union University and exercise & sports medicine from the University of Memphis.

Marna P. Borgstrom. Ms. Borgstrom, the president and CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn., also heads Yale-New Haven Health System, the hospital's parent. In office since 2005, she is the first woman to run the organization. She has held numerous executive positions from 1985 until her appointment to president and CEO. Ms. Borgstrom joined Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1979 as an administrative fellow and has been a director of VHA since May 2009 and is chair of the Connecticut Hospital Association Board of Trustees.

Richard M. Bracken. Mr. Bracken is the chairman and CEO of Hospital Corporation of America, which operates a chain of 163 hospitals located across the country. He started his career with HCA in 1981 and has filled several executive roles at the company, including CEO of the Green Hospital of Scripps Clinic in San Diego and Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He has also served on various professional and community boards, such as the California Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals.

Jeff Brickman. Mr. Brickman is system senior vice president and president and CEO of Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, based in Joliet, Ill. Additionally, he sits on the executive committee of the Illinois Hospital Association, for which he has led important initiatives to better healthcare for the community. Mr. Brickman began his career in healthcare management at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., where he served for 17 years in various leadership roles, finally assuming the role of senior vice president and COO. He has also served in executive positions at Meridian Health System and Meridian Hospitals Corp. in Neptune, N.J.

Ruth W. Brinkley. Ms. Brinkley is the president and CEO of Carondelet Health Network in Tucson, Ariz., which operates four hospitals in Southern Arizona. As president and CEO, she also serves as west ministry market leader for Ascension Health, supervising the faith-based missions of hospitals in several western states. Ms. Brinkley previously served as CEO of Memorial Health Care System in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Lynn Britton. Mr. Britton has been the president and CEO of Sisters of Mercy Health System since Jan. 2009. The health system consists of 18 acute-care hospitals across seven states, including Oklahoma and Missouri, and employs approximately 4,000 physicians. He joined Sisters of Mercy in 1992 and has since held various executive positions, including senior vice president for the St. Louis-based health system's information services.

Martin Brotman, MD. Dr. Brotman, a gastroenterologist, became president of Sutter Health's West Bay Region, based in California, in 2009. In a reorganization of Sutter's 26 hospitals, West Bay became one of five new regions with separate boards. Dr. Brotman has a record of hospital turnarounds, having rehabilitated Sutter's California Pacific Medical Center. During his tenure as this 382-bed hospital's CEO, he carried out a significant reorganization, strengthening care programs and clinical delivery systems, strategic planning and cost management.

George J. Brown, MD. Dr. Brown, a gastroenterologist, assumed his position as president and CEO of Portland, Ore.-based Legacy Health in Aug. 2008, which consists of two regional hospitals, three community hospitals, a children's hospital and many clinics and health centers. The health system has been working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on setting and achieving patient safety and quality goals.

Warren S. Browner, MD. Dr. Browner, an internist, became CEO of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco in April 2009. The 382-bed hospital has a medical staff of more than 1,500 physicians and allied health practitioners. Dr. Browner arrived at the medical center in 2000 as the first scientific director of its Research Institute and then became vice president for academic affairs. As CEO, Dr. Browner still maintains his post as director of the research institute and continues research to identify genetic markers to slow the aging process.

Michael Bryant. Mr. Bryant is the president and CEO of Methodist Health Services and has held this position since July 1999. Methodist Health Services includes Methodist Medical Center, a 353-bed hospital located in Peoria, Ill., with approximately 600 board-certified physicians on its staff. Mr. Bryant is also co-chair of the Heart of Illinois United Way Campaign and co-founded PeoriaNEXT, a consortium of research-based institutions including Bradley University, UICOMP and Methodist Medical Center.

Katherine Bunting. Ms. Bunting is CEO of Fairfield (Ill.) Memorial Hospital. Under her leadership, the hospital provides patients with a friendly and family-like atmosphere. Ms. Bunting encourages her physicians and staff to deliver exceptional customer service, and it has received the Customer Service Award from Alliant Management Services, a company that manages the hospital, for the last four years.

Janice Burger. As the CEO of Portland, Ore.-based Providence St. Vincent Medical Center since 2005, Ms. Burger is responsible for the oversight of approximately 3,500 staff members working in hospitals in Oregon and Washington. She has been working for Providence Health System, also based in Portland, Ore., since 1986.

Michael T. Burke. As senior vice president, vice dean and corporate CFO of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, Mr. Burke also maintains CFO functions for the hospital. He joined the organization in 2008 from Tufts New England Medical Center, where he was senior vice president and CFO from 2004 to 2008. Before that, he was CFO of Duke University Hospital from 2000 to 2004 and with KPMG Peat Marwick from 1995 to 2000. He also served as a senior healthcare auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers and a senior auditor at the New York State Attorney General’s Office for Medicaid Fraud Control.

Kevin Burns. Before stepping into the president and CEO job at University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., in Feb. 2010, Mr. Burns had been CFO since 2002. In that time, he shepherded the medical center through three bond issues totaling $254 million to support expansions. "We're well-positioned to go into this decade. We have a great organization with excellent staff," he told the Arizona Daily Star in February. Before joining UMCC, Mr. Burns spent 17 years with Arthur Andersen.

Mike Butler. Mr. Butler joined Providence Health System in 1998 as CFO. He added the position of executive vice president in 2002. Mr. Butler is responsible for the financial services and operational oversight of an organization with $7.6 billion in annual net revenue. The health system includes 27 hospitals across five states. His responsibilities include accounting and finance, treasury management, supply chain services, risk management, information services and strategic management services.

Gary Campbell. Since July 2008, Mr. Campbell has served as the president and CEO of Centura Health, the largest health system in Colorado, operating 12 hospitals. He has worked in executive leadership positions in the healthcare industry for more than 30 years, including as senior vice president, groups executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives.

John Camus. Mr. Camus is the director of physician practices at the 102-bed Newport (R.I.) Hospital. He previously served as CEO of Olean (N.Y.) Medical Group, where he led a 28-physician, multi-practice specialty group that provided care to more than 90,000 patients in the area. He has also held leadership positions at Hampden County Physician Associates, Sisters of Providence Health System-Mercy Medical Center and Physician Practice Partners, all located in Springfield, Mass.

William F. Carpenter, III. After serving as the executive vice president of Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Hospitals for two years, Mr. Carpenter was appointed as the CEO and president in June 2006. Prior to these executive roles, Mr. Carpenter worked for the company in various capacities, including as general counsel and secretary, corporate governance office and senior vice president. Currently, he serves as chair of the Federation of American Hospitals.

Larry Cash. Mr. Cash joined Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems in 1997 with more than 35 years of prior healthcare experience. Formerly, Mr. Cash held senior-level financial positions at Columbia/HCA Healthcare, Humana and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is also currently a member of Community Health Systems’ Board of Directors. Mr. Cash has been named one of America's Best CFOs in the healthcare industry by Institutional Investor every year from 2005 to 2010. He is also a member of the Nashville Healthcare Council, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Mark Chassin, MD. Dr. Chassin is president of The Joint Commission, where he oversees the body responsible for accrediting a majority of the nation's hospitals and helps set healthcare standards that are then implemented nationwide by the Commission's member organizations. Before joining The Joint Commission, Dr. Chassin was the Edmond A. Guggenheim Professor of Health Policy and founding chairman of the Department of Health Policy at the Mount Sinai School for Medicine, New York. He also served as commissioner of the New York State Department of Health.

Richard Clarke. Mr. Clarke serves as the president and CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association in Westchester, Ill. Before joining the HFMA in 1986, Mr. Clarke worked as senior vice president, treasurer and CFO for corporate affairs at Swedish Health Systems and its affiliate corporations in Seattle, Wash. A member of HFMA since 1973 and a chapter president, he came to the association with an intricate knowledge of its processes and challenges.

Jack Cleary. Mr. Cleary is the CEO of Oak Park, Ill.-based West Suburban Hospital, which is a part of Vanguard Health Systems, based out of Nashville, Tenn. Previously, he served as the president of North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Before joining hospital administration, Mr. Cleary served in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years and left with the rank of colonel.

Francis S. Collins, MD. Dr. Collins is the 16th director of the National Institutes of Health. A physician-geneticist noted for his discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the Human Genome Project, Dr. Collins served as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH from 1993 until 2008. His own research laboratory has discovered several important genes, including the genes responsible for cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, Huntington's disease and Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome.

Diane Corrigan. Ms. Corrigan is CFO of the Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania, part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia, which has revenues of $3 billion a year. In turn, the Health System and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are part of Penn Medicine, which had $5 billion in operating revenues, $4.7 billion in total operating expenditures and $8.7 billion in net assets in 2008.

Delos M. Cosgrove, MD. Dr. Cosgrove, a thoracic surgeon, became CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, based in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2006 and has put this world-class institution front-and-center ever since. He re-organized clinical services into institutes, based on organs and diseases, and has taken many steps to improve the health of his 40,000 employees. He presides over a $5 billion healthcare system comprised of the Cleveland Clinic, 10 hospitals, 15 family health and ambulatory surgery centers. He also has made a name as a heart surgeon, having filed 30 patents for products used in surgery.

J. Michael Cowling. Mr. Cowling is CEO of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Medical Center, a 199-bed facility. He joined the hospital with more than 20 years of executive experience in healthcare management. He led the new $13.6 million expansion of the emergency department, which includes an additional 20 private exam rooms and a 9,537-square-foot addition to the current 5,400-square-foot department. He is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Brian Cramer. Mr. Cramer is the CEO of the Glendale, Wis.-based Orthopedic Hospital of Wisconsin, a specialty hospital that concentrates on the treatment of orthopedic injuries and conditions. He has 23 years of experience in healthcare administration in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as director of medical exercises and administrator and COO at bases located globally. Prior to coming to the Orthopedic Hospital of Wisconsin, Mr. Cramer was the executive director of cancer services for Columbia St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee.

Kevin Dahill. Mr. Dahill is the CEO of Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association in Newburgh, N.Y., and also serves as the president of Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council in Hauppauge, N.Y. Mr. Dahill will divide his time between the two regions while focusing on similar issues that affect both groups. He has also served in executive roles at New York United Hospital Medical Center in Port Chester, N.Y., and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in Manhattan.

Lloyd H. Dean. As the president and CEO of Catholic Healthcare West, Mr. Dean is responsible for $11 billion in assets and overseeing the management, strategy and direction of CHW's healthcare system, which is made up of 41 acute-care hospitals along with clinics and home health organizations in California, Arizona and Nevada. He has held previous executive positions at Advocate Health Care and Upjohn Company and chairs many prestigious advocacy groups and organizations.

Kyle De Fur. Mr. De Fur has held his position as president of St. Vincent Indianapolis (Ind.) Hospital since Dec. 2007. He also heads St. Vincent Women's Hospital, St. Vincent Stress Center and Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent. Mr. De Fur was previously president of Saint John's Health System, CEO of Arbor Hospital of Evansville and administrator of Charter Hospital of Rockford (Ill.). He also served as assistant administrator of North Hills Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., and Charter Ridge Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

Faye Deich, RN. Ms. Deich serves as the COO of Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis., which is the ninth largest employer in the region with more than 1,300 employees and more than 250 physician partners. She led the hospital to winning the Wisconsin Forward, which is awarded to organizations that demonstrate excellent business practices. The hospital also won the 2008 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Leadership Award and was inducted into the Environmental Leadership Circle under her leadership. She was the chief nursing officer at Sacred Heart prior to becoming the COO.

Terrence G. Deis. With an estimated 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Mr. Deis joined Parma (Ohio) Community General Hospital as president and CEO in May. Mr. Deis has worked at the 321-bed facility for 11 years, serving for four years as COO. He also previously worked at the hospital as vice president of general services and chief information officer.

John Dietz, Jr., MD. Dr. Dietz is a spine surgeon with OrthoIndy, located in Indianapolis, and serves as secretary of the board of directors. He is an inventor and has been awarded patents on surgical instruments used in endoscopic spine surgery. He has authored many articles published in medical journals and has presented at numerous national meetings of orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Dietz graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a concentration in civil engineering and received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine.

Ralph de la Torre, MD. Dr. de la Torre, a cardiac surgeon, became president and CEO of Caritas Christi Health Care System, based in Brighton, Mass., in April 2008. Caritas Christi was established in 1985 and is the second largest healthcare system in New England, operating six hospitals, a 400-physician group practice and an academic medical research institute. Before joining Caritas Christi, he was founder, president and CEO of the Cardiovascular Institute and Cardiovascular Management Associates at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Robert A. DeMichiei. As senior vice president and CFO, Mr. DeMichiei has shepherded the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center through a challenging economy. In February, Moody's praised UPMC management for its "pro-active initiatives to improve operational efficiencies, including management's ability to balance capacity with community need to meet clinical demands while justifying clinical expenditures." Previously, Mr. DeMichiei held various executive finance roles at General Electric and worked for PricewaterhouseCooper in Pittsburgh for 10 years.

Chris Denton. In addition to his role as CFO at Henrico Doctors' Hospital in Richmond, Va., Mr. Denton is CFO for HCA Virginia Health System, whose central Virginia team is the largest healthcare provider in the area. Central Virginia HCA Virginia Health System operates six hospital campuses along with freestanding surgery, imaging and family health centers.

Nancy-Ann DeParle, JD. As the director of the White House Office of Health Reform under President Obama, Ms. DeParle leads the administration's efforts on healthcare issues. Ms. DeParle, who worked with the Clintons on their health reform efforts of the 90's, is an expert on Medicare and Medicaid and helped the Obama administration expand those programs in pursuit of universal coverage. She has sat on the boards of many health companies, from medical treatment producers to hospital systems.

Michael J. Dowling. As the president and CEO of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Mr. Dowling is responsible for leading the largest healthcare system in New York with revenues in excess of $4.5 billion. The health system is made up of 15 hospitals, 17 long-term care facilities and dozens of other facilities. He became the president and CEO in Jan. 2002 and previously worked as the health system's executive vice president and COO.

Edward Downs. Mr. Downs is the CEO of 111-bed South Hampton Community Hospital in Dallas, which is managed by Arise Healthcare. He jointed South Hampton in May 2009 and facilitated the turnaround of the bankrupt facility, which at one point had a patient census of zero due to a forced closure. He successfully led the hospital out of bankruptcy, attracted new physicians and managed the addition of several new service lines including nephrology and pediatric cardiology.

Michael Duffy. Mr. Duffy is the CEO of San Antonio-based Methodist Hospital, a 683-bed hospital that includes South Texas Medical Center, Methodist Children's Hospital of South Texas and the Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital. The hospital is part of Methodist Healthcare, which is San Antonio's second largest private employer.

Michael E. Duggan. Mr. Duggan has been the president and CEO of Detroit (Mich.) Medical Center since Jan. 2004. He led the medical center to its first profit since 1997. His other accomplishments at Detroit Medical Center include launching the 29-minute emergency guarantee initiative and led eight hospitals to start using electronic medical records. In 2008 under his leadership, all Detroit Medical Center hospitals were accredited by The Joint Commission. He has also helmed the organization as it moves forward with its acquisition by Vanguard Health Systems.

Victor J. Dzau, MD. Dr. Dzas, a cardiologist, has been chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and president and CEO of Duke University Health System in Durham, N.C., since 2004. Duke Health has consistently been honored by top hospital lists, including U.S. News & World Report. Before coming to Duke, Dr. Dzau was chairman of the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and physician-in-chief and director of research at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Todd Ebert. As president and CEO of group purchasing organization Amerinet since May 2007, Mr. Ebert manages the strategic vision and operation direction of a 32,000-member group purchasing organization, which helps members reduce healthcare costs and improve quality. Mr. Ebert has been with Amerinet since 1991 and served in progressive leadership roles, including president and COO, before assuming his current role as CEO. He is currently chair-elect of the Health Industry Group Purchasing Association and a noted industry expert on reform in the purchasing industry.

Laurie Eberst, RN. Ms. Eberst is the president and CEO of Catholic Healthcare West Ventura County Market Service Area and St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, Calif. She previously served as president of Mercy Gilbert (Ariz.) Medical Center and senior vice president of clinical services and chief nurse executive at CHW's St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernadino, Calif. During this part of her career, she oversaw construction and expansion projects for several facilities.

Duane L. Erwin. Mr. Erwin is president and CEO of Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus, which operates five hospitals and 35 community-based clinics. He has held this position since 2006. The organization is a pioneer in creating strong hospital-physician relationships and has developed a physician network and includes its physicians into its governance structure. After several years in private law practice, he entered the healthcare arena and has held leadership roles at various facilities including Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Melinda Estes, MD. Dr. Estes, a neurologist and neuropathologist, has been president and CEO of Fletcher Allen in Burlington, Vt., since 2003. With 6,000 employees, it is the largest private employer in the state. Before Fletcher Allen, Dr. Estes spent two decades at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She was CEO and chair of the board of governors of Cleveland Clinic Florida, overseeing Cleveland Clinic Naples and Cleveland Clinic Weston, and was the first woman to be elected to the Cleveland Clinic's board of governors in 1990.

Pat Farrell. In addition to being CEO of Henrico Doctors' Hospital, Mr. Farrell holds the position of market lead for the Central Virginia market of Hospital Corporation of America's Capital Division, which encompasses 6,700 employees, six hospital campuses, two ambulatory surgery centers and several outpatient diagnostic and treatment centers. Mr. Farrell is a member of the Virginia Health Care Association Regional Policy Council and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

David T. Feinberg, MD. Dr. Feinberg, a psychiatrist, has been CEO of UCLA Hospital System since 2007. Triple board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, he joined the UCLA faculty in 1994, eventually entering administration as medical director at UCLA's Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Under his leadership, patient satisfaction has increased dramatically and stands in the 99th percentile in many areas, according to independent national surveys.

Joseph G. Felkner. Before joining Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Hospital in Aug. 2009 as CFO, Mr. Felkner was senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Baptist Health Care in Pensacola, Fla. Before that he was senior vice president of finance at OhioHealth in Columbus, Ohio, and CFO of Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals, a member of OhioHealth. In the 1980s, he was a senior consultant in the Columbus office of Ernst and Whinney, specializing in healthcare.

Rick Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson is the CEO of the Oklahoma Surgical Hospital, located in Tulsa, Okla. Mr. Ferguson previously served as COO for the facility when it was known as the Orthopedic Hospital of Oklahoma. The hospital has since expanded its services to include more than just orthopedic surgery and has added 10 general surgeons on staff. He also serves his community as a member of the board of advisors for the Tulsa Metro Chamber.

Trevor Fetter. Mr. Fetter became the president and CEO of Tenet Healthcare, which operates hospitals across the country, in Sept. 2003. He first joined the company in 1995 and has since filled various executive positions, such as executive vice president, CFO and a member of the office of the president. During this time, he supervised Tenet's corporate finance, law, information systems, human resources, communications and administration. He also partook in strategic initiatives, acquisitions and new ventures.

Peter S. Fine. Mr. Fine has been the president and CEO of Banner Health since Nov. 2000. Banner Health is one of the nation's largest non-profit healthcare organizations, with hospitals and other services spread across seven states and employing more than 35,000 people. Mr. Fine previously served as executive vice president and COO of Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee.

Thomas B. Flynn, MD. Dr. Flynn, a neurosurgeon, is the president and founder of Baton Rouge, La.-based NeuroMedical Center, consisting of a 23-bed surgical hospital, a 27-bed rehabilitation hospital, a sleep center, an in-house lab and radiology department. When Dr. Flynn began practicing in Baton Rouge in 1967, he was the only board-certified neurosurgeon between Baton Rouge and Shreveport and saw first-hand how Louisiana could benefit from neurosurgery. He opened NeuroMedical in 2004 and retired from medical practice in 2008.

Georgia Fojtasek. Ms. Fojtasek is president and CEO of Jackson, Mich.-based Allegiance Health, a regional healthcare provider that operates 40 facilities across six counties in Michigan. Previously, she was senior vice president and COO of Allegiance. Ms. Fojtasek is a delegate to the American Health Association Regional Policy Board and serves on the boards of the Enterprise Group of Jackson and the Michigan Health & Hospital Association. She is also a chairperson of Voluntary Hospitals of America Central Region. She also serves on the governance and trustee emeritus committees of the Jackson Community Foundation.

Michael Foley, MD. Dr. Foley is the chief medical officer of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare. Dr. Foley has been with Scottsdale Healthcare since 2007 and previously held positions as medical director of academic affairs and chief academic officer. Prior to joining Scottsdale, he worked in a perinatal practice and still maintains a limited clinical practice in maternal-fetal medicine. He is the immediate past president of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

O. Edwin French. Mr. French became MedCath's president and CEO in 2006 after serving as the interim COO in 2005. He is responsible for the oversight of ten hospitals across the nation that are licensed for general acute care with a focus on cardiovascular disease. Prior to working at MedCath, Mr. French has held presidential positions at the Acute Care Hospital Division for Universal Health Services, the Physician Reliance Network and French Healthcare Consulting.

Joe Freudenberger. Mr. Freudenberger is the CEO of OakBend Medical Center, located in Richmond, Texas, and has held this position since Jan. 2008. He previously served as the CFO and then acting CEO from 2007 until his appointment to CEO. He has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years.  For 11 years he held various executive positions at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center in Houston and more recently at Memorial Health System of East Texas, based in Lufkin, Texas.

Patrick Fry. Mr. Fry joined Sutter Health in 1982 as an administrative resident at Sutter General Hospital, working his way up the ranks until he landed the position of president and CEO of the California-based healthcare organization. This year, the California Hospitals Association elected Mr. Fry to be Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Steven G. Gabbe, MD. Dr. Gabbe holds the title of senior vice president for health sciences and CEO at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He took his position in July 2008, as the medical center was developing plans for the largest physical expansion in its history, a $1 billion project that will be completed in 2016. He had been dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 2001 to 2008 and prior to that was chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Patricia Gabow, MD. Dr. Gabow, a nephrologist, is CEO of Denver (Colo.) Health, which consists of a 477-bed hospital, a teaching institute affiliated with the University of Colorado, as well as a network of clinics in schools and neighborhoods, the public health department and the 911 response system for the city and county of Denver. Dr. Gabow joined Denver Health in 1973 as chief of the renal division.

J.P. Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher, president of Evanston (Ill.) Hospital, joined Evanston's parent, NorthShore University HealthSystem, in 2002 from the administrative team of Advocate Christ Medical Center. At NorthShore, he started at Glenbrook Hospital. In 2004, he was promoted to senior vice president for hospitals and clinics at Evanston Hospital, which is the system's flagship.

George Gaston. Mr. Gaston became CEO of 274-bed Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, located in Houston, in 2007. He joined 11-hospital Memorial Hermann as an administrative fellow in 1996, was named administrative director at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital in July 1998 and assistant vice president of hospital operations at Memorial Hermann Southwest in 2003. Mr. Gaston said his experiences at age 30 with a cyst, later found to be benign, helped him relate to patients, he told the Fort Bend Sun.

Michael Geier, MD. Dr. Geier is the president of medical staff at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wash. He practices at the facility as a neurosurgeon, specializing in disorders of the spine and peripheral nerve surgery. The medical center, which has received numerous awards for its clinical excellence, is currently building a $500 million patient tower that will house an additional 368 beds.

Reginald Gibson. Mr. Gibson has been a vice president and associate general counsel at Health Management Associates, based in Naples, Fla., since the beginning of 2009. HMA operates acute-care hospitals throughout southeast and southwest America. Mr. Gibson previously served as a division vice president and associate general counsel of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, providing legal support to division III CHS hospitals. From 1990 to 1993, he served as a special agent with the Milwaukee Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Ron Girotto. In addition to serving as president and CEO of Methodist Hospital, Mr. Girotto is also CEO of the hospital's parent, the Methodist Hospital System, based in Houston. He was named acting CEO in 2001 and became full CEO in 2002. Before then, he served in a variety of executive positions in the system since joining in 1977. He has a graduate degree in banking from Southern Methodist University, completed coursework in federal income tax from the University of Houston and took courses in financial management and strategy in healthcare from Harvard University.

Steven C. Glass. Mr. Glass has been CFO of Cleveland (Ohio) Clinic since 2005 and was named CFO of the year by Crain's Cleveland Business in Oct. 2009. Crain's noted the Clinic's revenue had grown 37 percent and cash reserves have improved since 2004 and Moody's had raised its bond rating. He is also CFO of Cleveland Clinic Health System, overseeing financial operations at the Cleveland Clinic East and West Region hospitals, Marymount Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Florida and other subsidiaries.

Aaron E. Glatt, MD. Dr. Glatt, an infectious disease physician, has been president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, N.Y., since 2007. Previously, Dr. Glatt co-led the hospital with a non-physician but eventually became the sole CEO. Dr. Glatt's clinical interests include general infectious diseases, Clostridium difficile, fungal infection, occupational-related HIV seroconversion, HIV infection and antibiotic utilization. An assistant rabbi for many years, he lectures on medical halakhic issues.

Talitha Glosemeyer. Ms. Glosemeyer, 38, is administrator and CEO of 50-bed Norman (Okla.) Specialty Hospital, which can meet a wide range of acute-care needs, including internal medicine, pulmonology, wound care, nephrology, neurology, cardiology, podiatry and psychiatry. Ms. Glosemeyer holds a master's of health degree in health administration and policy from the University of Oklahoma.

Joseph Golbus, MD. Dr. Golbus, a rheumatologist, is president of NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group. NorthShore is a four-hospital health system in Illinois, formerly known as Evanston (Ill.) Northwestern Healthcare, The medical group has more than 550 physicians practicing at about 75 sites in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. NorthShore University is affiliated with University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Golbus joined NorthShore University HealthSystem in 1988.

Richard Goldberg, MD. Dr. Goldberg, president of Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., has spent his entire medical career working for the facility, from his years as a medical student to his residency to his tenure as chief medical officer. Dr. Goldberg serves as a member of the faculty in Georgetown's department of psychiatry and previously served as chairman of psychiatry and the faculty practice group, dean of graduate medical education and medical director and dean of clinical affairs. When the hospital became part of MedStar Health in July 2000, he served as vice president of medical affairs and later CMO.

Larry J. Goodman, MD. Dr. Goodman, an internist, has been president and CEO of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago since 2002. The organization consists of a 613-bed hospital and a medical school. In 2006 he began the "Rush Transformation," a $1 billion project to rebuild large parts of the medical center, which is projected to be completed by 2016. Previous executive positions at Rush include associate dean for medical student programs, director of the division of specialized training programs, director of inter-institutional affairs, senior vice president for medical affairs and dean of the medical school.

Deborah L. Gorbach. Ms. Gorbach was appointed as vice president of accounting, which is equivalent to a CFO role, at Akron (Ohio) General Medical Center in March 2006. Recently, she has been working with Michael Rindler, a Maine-based consultant who was hired in 2009 to turn the hospital around after former CEO Alan Bleyer retired. As a result, Akron General went from a $7 million operating loss in 2008 to $2.1 million in net operating revenue over expenses at the end of 2009.

Brett Gosney. Mr. Gosney is a founder, partner and the CEO of Animas Surgical Hospital in Durango, Colo. He currently serves as president of Physician Hospitals of America, a Sioux Falls, S.D.-based trade group that represents physician-owned hospitals, which have gained increased attention in the wake of healthcare reform. He also serves as the director of development for Symbion.

Gary Gottlieb, MD. Dr. Gottlieb, a psychiatrist, has been president and CEO of Partners Health System in Boston, one of the leading institutions in the nation in terms of quality, research and training, since Jan. 2010. Dr. Gottlieb also served as the executive vice chair and interim chair for University of Pennsylvania's department of psychiatry and associate dean for managed care for the University's health system.

Pauline Grant. Ms. Grant is the CEO of Pompano Beach, Fla.-based North Broward Medical Center, the second-largest hospital in the Broward Health System. Under her leadership, NBMC was first in the nation to attain Joint Commission Certification for its Alzheimer's disease program, first in Florida to attain Joint Commission Certification for stroke rehabilitation and the first hospital in Broward County to attain Joint Commission Certification for hip and knee replacement.

Steven D. Grant, MD. Dr. Grant, an internist, was appointed to be executive vice president of physician partnerships at Detroit Medical Center in March 2010. DMC is one of Michigan's largest health systems, with eight hospitals and an affiliation with the Wayne State University School of Medicine. As the executive vice president DMC, he will lead the system's internal healthcare reform efforts, building relationships between private practice physicians and the hospital system.

Barbara Greene. Ms. Greene is the president of Franciscan Physicians Hospital in Munster, Ind., which is a joint venture between hospital physicians and the not-for-profit Sisters of St. Francis Health Services. She has served in executive positions at other facilities, including Saint Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers in Hammond, Ind., and Provena's St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, Ill. Ms. Greene is a CPA and a board member of the American Heart Association.

Robert I. Grossman, MD. While serving as CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Grossman is also dean of the NYU School of Medicine. He joined NYU in 2001 as chairman of the department of radiology. Previously he had been chief of neuroradiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Grossman recently received the gold medal of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and was given the Distinguished Graduate Award by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dean Gruner, MD. Dr. Gruner, a family physician, is president and CEO of ThedaCare, which is made up of four hospitals and a physicians' group throughout central Wisconsin. He was one of the founding physicians of the Touchpoint health plan, which ThedaCare and investing physicians sold to UnitedHealthcare in 2004. He also participated in the design and formation of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Health Care Quality, which publicly reports on the performance of healthcare organizations.

Glenn M. Hackbarth, JD. Mr. Hackbarth is the chairman of MedPAC, the commission that advises Congress on Medicare issues. Mr. Hackbarth served as CEO and was one of the founders of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a multi-specialty group practice in Boston that serves as a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He currently serves as the vice chairman of the board of the Foundation of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a board member at the National Committee for Quality Assurance and at the Commonwealth Fund.

John Hagale. CFO of the Houston-based Methodist Health Care System, Mr. Hagale was named best CFO for a large nonprofit by the Houston Business Journal in May 2010. Winners were selected from among several nominees in various categories for their outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. The Methodist system has an annual operating budget of more than $1.6 billion and assets totaling $4.9 billion.

Chuck J. Hall. Mr. Hall is the president of the Eastern Group of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America. The Eastern Group consists of HCA operations in Florida, southern Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Prior to his current role, Mr. Hall served as the president of HCA's North Florida Division where he oversaw 10 hospitals. He first joined the company as the COO of Sam Houston Memorial Hospital in Houston in 1987 and eventually became the CEO of the hospital.

Jesse Peterson Hall. Mr. Hall currently serves as the president of Highland Park (Ill.) Hospital, which is a part of the four-hospital NorthShore University HealthSystem. He first joined the health system in 2002 as the senior vice president at Evanston Hospital. Prior to his career at NorthShore, he served in other executive positions at Geisinger Health Systems in Danville, Pa., and Memorial Health Services in Long Beach, Calif.

Michael Halter. Mr. Halter is CEO of Hanhemann University Hospital, a 478-bed academic medical center in Philadelphia operated by Tenet Healthcare, and has held this position since 1999. The hospital is a tertiary care institution with a large percentage of beds dedicated to intensive care. It is the second highest grossing for-profit, acute-care hospital in the United States, according to CMS cost report data from the American Hospital Directory.

George C. Halvorson. Mr. Halvorson is the chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, which includes the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. Kaiser Permanente consists of 37 hospitals and 431 clinics and employs 13,000 physicians. It has a presence in nine states and brings in annual revenues of approximately $33 billion. Mr. Halvorson serves on several committees, organizations and roundtables, including the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System.

Misty Darling Hansen. Ms. Hansen had been Tucson, Ariz.-based University Medical Center's chief accounting officer before being named CFO in Jan. 2010. After joining the medical center in 2001, she worked on a variety of financial initiatives. She oversees an annual operating budget of $530 million. The hospital has a high number of patients enrolled in the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment system, the state Medicaid program, which could face more state budget cuts.

Marc Harrison, MD. Dr. Harrison, a pediatric intensivist, became chief medical operations officer at the Cleveland (Ohio) Clinic in July 2009, where he provides clinical oversight to operational decisions in tandem with a non-clinician, William Peacock III, who was named chief of operations and oversees facilities and services. In addition, Dr. Harrison practices in the pediatric ICU at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dean M. Harrison. Mr. Harrison serves as the president and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and has held both titles since 2002. Before he joined Northwestern Memorial in 1998 as senior vice president for corporate operations, he was president and COO of the University of Chicago Health System. During 11 years in that system, he also served as president and CEO of the Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

John Harvey, MD. Dr. Harvey, a heart surgeon, is medical director and CEO of all-digital Oklahoma Heart Hospital, which opened in 2002 and is located in Oklahoma City. He told the Journal Record in 2007 the hospital's growth rate was a consistent 10 percent per year. In Jan. 2010, the $98 million Oklahoma Heart Hospital South Campus opened, and it received Medicare certification in March, well before the ban on new physician-owned hospital goes into effect at the end of the year.

Debbie Hay, RN, BSN. Ms. Hay is president of the Texas Institute for Surgery, a specialty surgery hospital located in Dallas. She has 30 years of nursing experience, which helps her oversee day-to-day operations at the hospital. Ms. Hay has created several initiatives to cut down on waste and to "go green" at her facility, including an extensive recycling program.

Samuel N. Hazen. Mr. Hazen is the president of the Western Group of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America. The Western Group consists of all HCA operations west of the Mississippi River and includes 90 hospitals with an estimated annual net revenue of $12 billion. He first joined HCA in 1994 as the corporation's North Texas Division CFO and was later promoted to CFO of the Western Group in 1995.

Dennis R. Herrick. Mr. Herrick has held the position as senior vice president of finance at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., since 1997. He joined the hospital in 1975 and served as a reimbursement analyst, director of reimbursement and internal audit and controller for the Royal Oak hospital. He was also corporate controller.

Cathryn Hibbs. Ms. Hibbs is CEO of Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City. Prior to her appointment at Deaconess, she was a division vice president of operations for Community Health Systems. Ms. Hibbs has held many hospital leadership roles, including serving as the CEO for several hospitals in several states with both CHS and HCA. She also served as COO for St. Mary's Hospital in Euclid, Okla. Ms. Hibbs is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Jeffrey H. Hillebrand. Mr. Hillebrand currently serves as COO of NorthShore University HealthSystem. He joined the system in 1979 and has served in a variety of executive roles, including president of NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group. He also previously served as senior vice president and president of Glenbrook Hospital, which is a part of NorthShore University HealthSystem. He also is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Rodney Hochman, MD. Dr. Hochman, a rheumatologist, became CEO of Swedish Medical Center in Seattle in April 2007. The medical center is the largest non-profit healthcare provider in the Greater Seattle area, with three hospitals totaling 1,245 beds and 6,960 employees and a physician division with 916 employees. It has 2,300 physicians on staff. Before joining Swedish, Dr. Hochman was executive vice president of Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, Va., where he was responsible for operating five hospitals, a medical group and legal and corporate compliance divisions.

M. Michelle Hood. Ms. Hood is president and CEO of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, a seven-hospital health system based in Brewer, Maine. She is the former CEO of St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Mont., and was associate hospital director at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., executive vice president and COO of St. Vincent's Hospital (of Ascension Health) in Birmingham, Ala., and chief administrative officer of Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Lars Houmann. Since 1993, Mr. Houmann has been the president and CEO of Orlando, Fla.-based Florida Hospital, a 1,972-bed acute-care community hospital that serves over 32,000 inpatients and 53,000 outpatients annually. He is also the leader of the Florida Division of Adventist Health System, which includes 17 hospitals in Florida. He previously filled the position of executive vice president and COO for Florida Hospital.

Constance A. Howes. Ms. Howes is president and CEO of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island in Providence, R.I., which specializes in the care of women and newborns. Previously she served as executive vice president and COO of Women & Infants and was formerly vice president and general counsel for Care New England. Among her executive roles, she served as a past chair of American Hospital Association’s Maternal Child Health Governing Council, past president of the Sexual Assault & Trauma Resource Center of Rhode Island and past vice chair of the National Conference for Community and Justice. She is active with the Council of Women and Infants Specialty Hospitals.

Karen Ignani. Ms. Ignagni has served as the president of America's Health Insurance Plans since 1993. In her current position, she lobbies politicians on behalf of American insurance companies, a role that has drawn some criticism from advocates of universal health insurance. In 2003, when the American Association of Health Plans merged with the Health Insurance of America to become America's Health Insurance Plans, Ms. Ignagni was chosen as president and CEO.

Keith B. Isaacson, MD. Dr. Isaacson is the medical director at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, a 234-bed hospital located in Newton, Mass. He is the director of the Gynecologic Residency Program and the Minimally Invasive Gynecology Fellowship Program at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Isaacson serves on the Fellowship Board of Directors and is Secretary-Treasurer for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy.

Catherine A. Jacobson. Currently serving as the CFO and treasurer at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Ms. Jacobson previously served as vice president for program evaluation, assistant to the president and chief compliance officer since beginning at Rush in 1996. Ms. Jacobson has been national chair for the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Deborah Carey Johnson, RN. Ms. Johnson is president and CEO of Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. She worked her way up the ladder at EMMC, starting as a staff nurse in the Critical Care Unit before assuming her current role as president and CEO. Ms. Johnson was president of the Organization of Maine Nurse Executives from 1990-1992 and has served on several boards, including the Maine Hospital Association, the American Heart Association Penobscot Division and the United Way of Eastern Maine. Ms. Johnson is also an executive vice president of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.

Douglas V. Johnson.
Mr. Johnson is COO of Dallas-based RMC Medstone Capital and serves on the board of directors of Physician Hospitals of America as its immediate past president. Before joining RMC Medstone Capital, Mr. Johnson served as the president and CEO of Surgical Management Professionals, based in Sioux Falls, S.D. He is a seasoned professional and administrator with more than 35 years in the healthcare industry. He has worked in many capacities in the industry and at all levels in both freestanding as well as system institutions. He has held leadership positions in both rural and urban healthcare organizations.

Jay Johnson. Mr. Johnson joined Duncan Regional Hospital in Duncan, Okla., as president and CEO this August. Previous to joining the 192-bed non-profit community hospital, he served in various executive positions including as senior vice president and COO at the Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore, Okla. Duncan Regional is recognized by Thomson Reuters and HealthGrades for its patient safety.

R. Milton Johnson. Mr. Johnson was named executive vice president and CFO of Healthcare Corporation of America, which oversees facilities throughout the country, in 2004. He became a certified public accountant in 1982 and then joined HCA later that year as a tax manager in the research and planning area. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Siloam Family Health Center, the HCA Foundation and the Sarah Cannon Research Institute.

Charles "Chip" Kahn III. Mr. Kahn is the president of the Federation of American Hospitals, the national advocacy organization for investor-owned hospitals and health systems, and is an expert on health policy, Medicare payment, healthcare financing and the uninsured. He currently directs the lobbying group, which supports access to healthcare coverage by expanding government programs and offering subsidies to those who don't quality. Mr. Kahn was appointed to the governing board of the National Quality Forum and serves as a principal in the Hospital Quality Alliance.

Laura Kaiser. Ms. Kaiser is the president and CEO of Pensacola, Fla.-based Sacred Heart Health System, which is a member of Ascension Health. Sacred Heart has more than 700 primary care and specialty physicians. She moved into this position in 2009 after serving as Sacred Heart's COO since she first joined in 2008. Altogether, Ms. Kaiser brings to the table more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including executive positions at hospitals in Ohio and Michigan.

Gary S. Kaplan, MD. Dr. Kaplan, an internist, has been chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle for a decade. The non-profit medical center combines a 480-physician multi-specialty practice, a 336-bed hospital, the Benaroya Research Institute and several centers of excellence. In 2002, he launched Virginia Mason Production System, which aims to minimize waste through just-in-time production and eliminate defects in the system by empowering staff to "stop the line" whenever they see a problem. Dr. Kaplan is also a founding member of Health CEOs for Heath Reform.

Thomas Karl. Mr. Karl has been serving as president of Parkland Health Center, a hospital with two locations in St. Francois County, Mo., since 2008. Before signing on as the president, Mr. Karl served at Parkland Health Center as CFO and assistant administrator. He currently serves on the board of directors for Surgery Center of Farmington in Missouri; Community Foundation for Medical Care and the Conservation Federation of Missouri.

Donna Katen-Bahensky. Ms. Katen-Bahensky is president and CEO of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. Before coming to the University of Wisconsin, she held numerous executive positions at health systems across the country, including the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Iowa Health Care in Iowa City, Iowa. She is also currently a member of the administrative board of the Council of Teaching Hospitals of the Association of American Medical Colleges. She was also instrumental in establishing the first Iowa Women's Leadership Conference.

Bill Keaton. Mr. Keaton was appointed as CEO of Baylor Medical Center in Frisco, Texas, in 2001. Under his leadership, the hospital saw a $65 million expansion in 2007. Prior to coming to Baylor Medical Center, Mr. Keaton served as COO of River Region HealthCare System in Vicksburg, Miss., and as CEO of Columbia Panhandle Surgical Hospital in Amarillo, Texas. He currently serves as a board member for Frisco Family Services and Care View Communications and is actively involved with the Frisco Industrial Council and the Sherman Chamber of Commerce.

A. Gus Kious, MD. Dr. Kious, a family physician, became president of Huron Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2004, which is part of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Three years after he took the helm, Huron had the third-lowest average length of stay, at 4.47 days and the best supply costs per adjusted hospital discharge, at $639, of the 10-hospital Cleveland Clinic system. In 2008, he was named physician executive of the year by MGMA.

Kevin Klockenga. Mr. Klockenga has been the president and CEO of St. Joseph Health-Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, Calif., since 2009 after serving as the health system's interim president and CEO. He oversees the operations of 279-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital and manages more than 2,500 employees. Previous to serving as interim president and CEO, Mr. Klockenga served as St. Joseph Health System's COO.

Alfred B. Knight, MD. Dr. Knight, an obstetrician-gynecologist, has been president and CEO of Scott & White for 10 years. He is also chairman of the board of the Scott & White Health Plan, which has 200,000 members. Scott & White has nine hospitals, 800 physicians and scientists in 60 clinics and more than more 10,000 employees across a 25,000-square-mile area in Central Texas.

Ben Koppelman. Mr. Koppelman is president and CEO of St. Joseph's Area Health Services, a 50-bed community hospital located in Park Rapids, Minn., that is owned by Catholic Health Initiatives. "It was a big jump, coming right out of college into my first administrative position," Mr. Koppelman told the Pilot-Independent, recalling his start as administrator of a 17-bed, financially troubled hospital in Albany, Minn., in 1995. Within years, the hospital was making money. "For a young healthcare administrator, it was a unique opportunity to run both a hospital and a clinic," he told the Pilot-Independent.

John Koster, MD. Dr. Koster has been the president and CEO of Providence Health & Services since 2003. Providence is a non-profit health system with facilities in Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon and California. He initially joined Providence in April 1997 and led system operation until his presidential appointment. He worked as an internist for 10 years before moving into administrative positions.

Kelby Krabbenhoft. Mr. Krabbenhoft joined Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health in 1996 as president and became the health system's CEO in 1997. He has held executive positions in hospitals and health systems for more than 15 years, previously serving as the president and CEO of Freeman Health System, executive vice president of Sisters of Mary of the Presentation Health System and president of St. Margaret's Hospital.

Mark Krieger. Before taking over as vice president and CFO of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis in March 2004, Mr. Krieger had more than 20 years of experience in finance and strategic planning in the bakery business. He was CFO of the Earthgrains Company in St. Louis, vice president and CFO for Sara Lee Bakery Group in St. Louis and vice president & CFO at Campbell Taggart, the bakery division of Anheuser-Busch.

Sanjaya Kumar, MD. Dr. Kumar led the Transformation of the ICU Collaborative, a nationwide collaborative established in 2000 in partnership with John Hopkins that sought to identify and implement effective and financially viable improvements to clinical care processes in the ICU. Dr. Kumar provided domain expertise to the project and received TJC attribution for the resulting ICU measure set. He has helped author and review measures for The Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services especially those based on the ICU measure set.

Mark Laney, MD. Dr. Laney, a pediatric neurologist, became president of St. Joseph, Mo.-based Heartland Health in Aug. 2009. Heartland is an integrated health delivery system including 696-bed Heartland Regional Medical Center and Heartland Clinic, which has more than 100 physicians. The system, with 3,200 employees, received the 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for organizational performance excellence.

Dennis Laraway. Mr. Laraway has been CFO of Scott & White Healthcare, based in Temple, Texas, for several years, overseeing an operation with "robust volume growth and effective cost management [that] have supported very strong operating profitability and cash flow," according to Fitch Ratings. Mr. Laraway helped shepherd the sale of $348 million in bonds on the week of June 7, 2010, to be used to finance strategic capital projects and refinance outstanding debt.

Mark R. Laret. Mr. Laret has been CEO of UCSF Medical Center, including UCSF Children's Hospital, since April 2000. A leading healthcare institution, UCSF Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation, and it generates $1.4 billion in annual revenue. Under his leadership, UCSF Medical Center reversed what had been a $60 million annual loss in 2000 and within five years produced a $70 million annual gain.

Robert J. Laskowski, MD. Dr. Laskowski, a geriatrician, became president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System in 2003, which operates two acute-care hospitals totaling 1,100 beds and several clinics in Delaware. Services include cardiac surgery, coronary angioplasty, cancer treatment and women's health services. Before joining Christiana Care, Dr. Laskowski was chief medical officer at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network in Allentown, Pa., and president and group medical director at Northeast Permanente Medical Group in Hartford, Conn.

Chuck Lauer. Mr. Lauer is the former editor of Modern Healthcare. During his 30 years at the publication, Mr. Lauer took the magazine from a monthly money-losing publication to the nation's leading healthcare news weekly. Since leaving Modern Healthcare, Mr. Lauer has written several books, including Decency and Soar With the Eagles: A Challenge to Excellence. He completed his postgraduate education at the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill.

Bruce Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence is the president and CEO of Integris Health, the largest non-profit healthcare organization in Oklahoma. He is responsible for managing 13 hospitals collectively totaling more than 1,900 licensed beds employing more 2,500 physicians. Integris offers services at its other facilities, including the Integris Heart Hospital, Henry G. Bennet Jr. Gertility Institute, Hough Ear Institute and MDA/ALS Neuromuscular Center.

Bill Leaver. Since 2008, Mr. Leaver has been the president and CEO of Iowa Health System, based in Des Moines, Iowa. He previously held the leadership position of president and CEO at Trinity Regional Health System for seven years. He was also a senior executive at St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

Mary Jo Lewis. Ms. Lewis is the new CEO at Sumner Regional Health Systems in Gallatin, Tenn. She previously served 11 years as CEO of Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Ky. During Ms. Lewis' tenure at Jackson Purchase, the 107-bed hospital received exemplary scores in patient satisfaction and was recognized as one of Thomas Reuters 100 Top Hospitals. Ms. Lewis earned her master's degree in finance from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.

Richard J. Liekweg. Mr. Liekweg assumed his post as president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis in Sept. 2009. He previously served as CEO and associate vice chancellor for UCSD Medical Center in San Diego, managing its 549-bed academic medical center. He also spent more than 15 years at Duke University Health System.

Mike Lipomi. Mr. Lipomi, president of Dallas-based RMC MedStone, has more than 30 years of experience in hospital and ambulatory surgery facility management. He started his career with American Medical International at El Cajon Valley Hospital in San Diego. Mr. Lipomi also served as CEO of Stanislaus Surgical Hospital in Modesto, Calif., which he grew from a small surgery center into a leading specialty hospital. He previously served on the board of directors and as president of the California Ambulatory Surgery Association and served on the board of directors of Physician Hospitals of America, including two years as president. He is also the former chair of PHA's legislative committee.

Steven H. Lipstein. Mr. Lipstein is CEO and president of BJC Healthcare, which includes the widely recognized Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and a number of other acute-care hospitals and outpatient facilities throughout the St. Louis metro area. Mr. Lipstein joined BJC in October 1999. Nationally, he is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Medical Colleges, serving as chair of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and chair of the Medicare/Medicaid Special Action Committee.

Kevin E. Lofton. Mr. Lofton is president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives in Denver, which ranks as the third-largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. He was the 2007 chairman of the American Hospital Association's board of trustees, serving as a key advocate for almost 5,000 member hospitals. He currently chairs the AHA's Special Advisory Group to Improve Hospital Care for Minorities.

James V. Luck Jr., MD. Dr. Luck, an orthopedic surgeon, has served as president, CEO and medical director of the 152-bed Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles since 1989. Its new 40,000-square-foot Orthopaedic Hospital Outpatient Medical Center increases capacity for children's orthopaedic visits to 95,000 per year. The Orthopaedic Hospital also opened a new research center in 2007. Dr. Luck chairs the national medical advisory board for Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Roberta Luskin-Hawk, MD. Dr. Luskin-Hawk, an infectious disease specialist, became CEO of 321-bed Saint Joseph Hospital of Chicago in Aug. 2009 as a part of nine-hospital Resurrection Health Care. Founded in 1868, Saint Joseph Hospital was rated among the top U.S. hospitals for stroke care and pulmonary services by HealthGrades. Dr. Luskin-Hawk co-founded one of Chicago's first inpatient HIV units at Saint Joseph in 1987 and in 1989 established the AIDS Research Alliance Chicago, an independent, non-profit clinical research consortium.

Michael Lutes. In Feb. 2008, Mr. Lutes became CEO of 157-bed Carolinas Medical Center-Union in Monroe, N.C. He has worked in healthcare for 13 years, including stints as CEO of Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in West Virginia; COO of Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg, S.C., and Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. His goals for Carolinas-Union have been to make the hospital as friendly a place as possible, expand services and deliver healthcare on a more local level.

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