Rising stars: 50 healthcare leaders under 40 | 2016

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to recognize the following men and women on its list of healthcare leaders under 40 years old.

These administrative leaders have made considerable accomplishments in their relatively short careers. Becker's selected leaders for this list through an editorial review process, including reviews of peer nominations.

Note: Leaders are presented in alphabetical order and cannot pay for inclusion.


Trey Abshier. CEO of Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore (Fort Lauderdale). Mr. Abshier took on the role of CEO at Florida Medical Center fairly recently — in January of this year. [READ MORE]

Ben Adams, DO. Vice Chief of Medical Staff of Terrebonne General Medical Center (Houma, La.). In April 2015, Dr. Adams, a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist, was appointed vice chief of medical staff for 2015-16 at Terrebonne General Medical Center. [READ MORE]

Benjamin Anderson. CEO of Kearny County Hospital (Lakin, Kan.). Mr. Anderson began his tenure as CEO of Kearney County Hospital in June 2013. [READ MORE]

Michael Archuleta. Director of IT of Mt. San Rafael Hospital (Trinidad, Colo.). In 2012, at age 27, Mr. Archuleta was appointed director of IT for Mt. San Rafael, a critical access hospital nearly 200 miles south of Denver. [READ MORE]

Jonathan Aquino. Corporate Chief Quality and Vice Compliance Officer of AHMC Healthcare (Alhambra, Calif.). With more than 14 years of healthcare leadership experience, Mr. Aquino is well-equipped to serve as AHMC Healthcare's corporate chief quality and vice compliance officer. [READ MORE]

Lawrence Barnard. President and CEO of San Martin Campus Hospital (Las Vegas). Through the years, Mr. Barnard has held multiple positions in the healthcare field. From 2012 to 2014, he served as COO of Las Vegas-based University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. [READ MORE]

Lisa Bjerga. Vice President of Finance and Revenue Cycle of Lakewood Health System (Staples, Minn.). Ms. Bjerga came to Lakewood Health System in 2008 as an accountant and quickly progressed through the ranks, taking on positions of finance manager, director of revenue cycle and now vice president of finance and revenue cycle. [READ MORE]

Michael Boblitz. Vice President of Planning and Business Development of Gwinnett Health System (Lawrenceville, Ga.). Mr. Boblitz always knew he wanted to work in healthcare — not only does his father work in the field, but his great-great-uncle is George Washington Crile, one of the founders of the Cleveland Clinic. [READ MORE]

Jim Boyle. Vice President of Information Services of St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (Anaheim, Calif.). Mr. Boyle, 37, oversees the delivery of applications and technology across St. Joseph Health, a $6 billion nonprofit system that serves communities in California, New Mexico and Texas. [READ MORE]

Greg Braylock. Director of Operations of ProMedica Flower Hospital (Sylvania, Ohio). Mr. Braylock joined ProMedica in 2013 and was named director of operations at its Flower Hospital in 2015. [READ MORE]

Kurt Calman. Vice President and CIO of Technology and Clinical Services of United Memorial Medical Center (Batavia, N.Y.). In 2010, Mr. Calman was named CIO of United Memorial Medical Center, one of five hospital affiliates in the Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health System. [READ MORE]

Al Campbell. COO of Nexus Health (Oxon Hill, Md.) and Fort Washington (Md.) Medical Center. Mr. Campbell took on the COO position at Nexus Health and Fort Washington Medical Center in December 2015. [READ MORE]

Pete Chang, MD. Chief Medical Informatics Officer of Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital. Dr. Chang received his medical degree from Tampa-based University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. [READ MORE]

David Chou. Vice President and CIO of Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City (Mo.). Mr. Chou has held various health IT executive positions over the years. Most recently, he was a healthcare IT advisor for East Lansing-based Michigan State University. [READ MORE]

William Haugh. CEO of Georgetown (Ky.) Community Hospital. In 2012, Mr. Haugh, 33, was named CEO of Georgetown Community Hospital, a 75-bed acute care facility that is part of Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health. [READ MORE] 

Trampas Hutches. CEO of Melissa Memorial Hospital (Holyoke, Colo.). At age 16, Mr. Hutches began his career in healthcare as a certified nursing assistant. [READ MORE]

Neerav Jadeja. Administrator of Paradise Valley Hospital (National City, Calif.). When Mr. Jadeja was a child, he and his mother survived a car accident. Following the accident, his mother received low-quality healthcare and had to suffer through pain for years. [READ MORE]

Christy Jordan, BSN, RN, JD. Vice President and General Counsel/Government Relations of Southeast Georgia Health System (Brunswick). Ms. Jordan possesses an ideal educational background for her position at Southeast Georgia Health System — not only is she a registered nurse, but she's also a lawyer. [READ MORE]

Todd Karpinski, PharmD. Chief Pharmacy Officer and Executive Director of Pharmacy at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin-Froedtert Hospital (Milwaukee). Mr. Karpinski, who was recently elected to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists board of directors, oversees 320 pharmacy staff members at three acute care hospitals within the Froedtert & MCW health network, which has an annual operating revenue of more than $1.8 billion. [READ MORE]

Yair Katz. CFO of Long Beach (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach. A Los Angeles native, Mr. Katz, 32, started his career in his hometown working for PwC. [READ MORE]

John Kueven. COO of Memorial Hermann Katy (Texas) Hospital. Mr. Kueven has accomplished numerous tasks during his relatively short time as COO of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. [READ MORE]

Angela Lalas. Senior Vice President of Finance at Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health. A little over a decade ago, Ms. Lalas began her tenure at Loma Linda University Health as director of internal audit. [READ MORE]

Michael Loftus, MD. Associate Chief Quality Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell (New York City). Dr. Loftus currently serves in two capacities: as associate chief quality officer and as an assistant professor of radiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell. [READ MORE]

Amanda Loughman. CFO of Heart of America Medical Center (Rugby, N.D.). Ms. Loughman, a North Dakota native, began working at HAMC in 2006 as an accounting clerk. [READ MORE]

Brian Lovdahl. CFO of Baldwin (Wis.) Area Medical Center. When Mr. Lovdahl took the CFO position at Baldwin Area Medical Center in 2012, the organization was $11 million in debt and had less than 50 days of cash on hand. [READ MORE]

Arun Mathews, MD. CMO of Acute Services and CMIO of Medical Center Health System (Odessa, Texas). In 2001, Dr. Mathews received his medical degree from Dublin-based Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.[READ MORE]

Milrose Mercado. Vice President of Supply Chain for Legacy Health (Portland). In 2014, Ms. Mercado began serving as Legacy Health's vice president of supply chain. [READ MORE]

Chris Miller. Chief Patient Experience Officer of Mountain States Health Alliance's Washington County Market (Johnson City, Tenn.). Mr. Miller joined Mountain States — which serves 29 counties in northeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia, southeast Kentucky and northwest North Carolina — in 2010. [READ MORE]

Devree Molnar. Assistant Vice President of Cancer Treatment Centers of America's Eastern Regional Medical Center (Philadelphia). Ms. Molnar joined the Cancer Treatment Centers of America through its management fellowship program in 2007 and has since taken on a variety of leadership roles, including clinical project manager and director of operational integration. [READ MORE]

Brian Moore. President and CEO of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center (Pueblo, Colo.). A native of Nashville, Tenn., Mr. Moore was appointed president and CEO of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in 2013. [READ MORE]

Matt Moore. Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy of Children's Health (Dallas). In January 2012, Mr. Moore joined Children's Health as vice president of government relations and public policy, a role in which he develops relationships and implements strategy with federal, state and local policymakers. [READ MORE]

Stuart Neiberg, Partner with HealthCare Appraisers (Delray Beach, Fla.). Mr. Neiberg has nine years of healthcare business experience, including valuation of ambulatory surgery centers, life sciences companies and health systems. [READ MORE]

Emily Padula, BSN, RN. Chief Strategy Officer of Hill County Memorial Hospital (Fredericksburg, Texas). Ms. Padula took on the role of CSO at Hill Country Memorial in 2015, but she joined the hospital in 2011. [READ MORE]

Ami Parekh, MD, JD. Executive Medical Director of Population Health and Accountable Care for UCSF Health (San Francisco). Dr. Parekh joined UCSF Health in 2012, and has helped the system remain at the forefront of value-based care. [READ MORE]

Oscar Perez. Vice President of IT at Memorial Healthcare System (Hollywood, Fla.). Mr. Perez has been vice president of IT at Memorial since 2012. [READ MORE] 

Dawn Pevey Mauk, BSN, RN. System Vice President of Service Lines for Ochsner Health System (New Orleans). Over the years, Ms. Pevey Mauk has served in numerous nursing and leadership roles, the most recent of which is system vice president of service lines for Ochsner. [READ MORE]

Jared Quinton. Executive Director of Patient Experience, Performance Excellence, Knowledge Management and Health Information Management of UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento). Through the role he's held since 2014, Mr. Quinton has helped UC Davis Medical Center bring together data and evidence to improve patients' experience. [READ MORE]

Andrew Ray. Director of Professional Revenue Cycle of Stanford Children's Health/Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (Palo Alto, Calif.). Mr. Ray joined Stanford Children's in 2013. [READ MORE]

Nick Reddy. Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Services at Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). Mr. Reddy began his career at Scott & White Healthcare, where he eventually joined the information services leadership team as senior vice president of investments. [READ MORE]

Jill Richards. Revenue Cycle Director of Penn Medicine (Philadelphia). Ms. Richards worked as a consultant at Navigant Consulting and as Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's manager of revenue integrity and billing compliance before joining Penn Medicine in 2013.[READ MORE]

Lisa Rodzen, MSN, RN. Director of Nursing Administration of Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia). Ms. Rodzen recently took on the position of Einstein Medical Center's director of nursing administration. [READ MORE]

Sam Rossmann. CEO of TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital (Houston). Five years ago, Mr. Rossmann took on the role of CEO of Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International's TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital, and he has led it through major growth since then. [READ MORE]

Caswell Samms III. Network CFO of NYC Health + Hospitals (New York City). Mr. Samms serves as network CFO of the Generations+/Northern Manhattan Health Network, which is one of NYC Health + Hospitals' strategically integrated networks. [READ MORE]

Thomas Senker. President of MedStar Montgomery Medical Center (Olney, Md.) and Senior Vice President of MedStar Health (Columbia, Md.). Mr. Senker's healthcare career spans 17 years. [READ MORE]

Richard Shumway. Executive Director of University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (Salt Lake City). Just this year, Mr. Shumway was appointed to his position of executive director of University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. [READ MORE] 

John Stewart. Vice President of Millennium Medical Management (Melbourne, Fla.) and Surgery Center of Viera (Melbourne, Fla.). With more than 13 years of business development and management experience, Mr. Stewart, 35, currently serves as vice president at Millennium Medical Management and Surgery Center of Viera. [READ MORE]

Rhett Stover. President and CEO of Oklahoma State University Medical Center (Tulsa). OSUMC, a 249-bed hospital, is the nation's largest osteopathic teaching facility and is managed by St. Louis-based Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic healthcare system in the nation. [READ MORE]

Fahad Tahir. CEO of Saint Thomas Medical Partners at Saint Thomas Health (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Tahir, a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, serves as CEO of Saint Thomas Medical Partners, a physician-led medical group that is part of St. Louis-based Ascension Health. [READ MORE] 

Seth Teigen. Regional Vice President of Ancillary Services at SSM Health (St. Louis). Mr. Teigen, 34, began working at SSM Health in 2012, when he served as administrative director of medical imaging. [READ MORE]

Jonathon Yeatman. Chief Strategy Officer of Mission Health (Asheville, N.C.). Mr. Yeatman, who joined Mission Health in 2011, was promoted in June to the newly created role of CSO. [READ MORE]

YiDing Yu, MD. Chief Innovation Engineer of Atrius Health (Newton, Mass.). Although she is currently chief innovation engineer at Atrius Health, Dr. Yu does much more. [READ MORE]


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