291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know — Pt. 2

Suzanne H. Freeman. President of Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.).
Ms. Freeman joined Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas HealthCare System in 1975 as a staff nurse, and has served as vice president and president of CHS Specialty Facilities before becoming president of Carolinas Medical Center. In her current role, she oversees the 874-bed medical center, Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children's Hospital and other features of Carolinas Medical Center.

Joe Freudenberger. CEO of OakBend Medical Center (Richmond, Texas). Mr. Freudenberger has served as CEO of OakBend Medical Center since Jan. 2008. He previously served as the CFO and then acting CEO before becoming permanent 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, Lufkin-based Memorial Health System of East Texas.

Patrick Fry. President and CEO of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). 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 24-hospital system. Mr. Fry is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Medical Group Management Association and the Leadership Institute. He was also elected chair of the California Hospitals Association board of trustees for 2010.

Steven G. Gabbe, MD. CEO of Ohio State University Medical Center (Columbus). Dr. Gabbe took the helm of Ohio State University Medical Center in July 2008, as the medical center was developing plans for the largest physical expansion in its history: a $1 billion project that is slated for completion in 2016. He was dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn., from 2001 to 2008 and, prior to that, was chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.

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

J.P. Gallagher. President of Evanston (Ill.) Hospital.
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 in Oak Lawn, Ill. 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.

Robert Garrett. President and CEO of Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Mr. Garrett has served as president and CEO of the 775-bed Hackensack University Medical Center since Nov. 2009. As CEO, Mr. Garrett has been credited with strengthening communication and partnerships by creating a culture of transparency and credibility within Hackensack University Medical Center. Before taking on this leadership role, Mr. Garrett served as the executive vice president and COO since 1986 after joining the hospital in 1981.

Stephen M. Gary. Senior Vice President and CFO of Akron (Ohio) General Health System. Mr. Gary began his role as CFO of Akron General Health System on Jan. 31, 2011. He previously served as senior vice president and CFO of St. Vincent Health System in Erie, Pa., since 2005. He has also worked at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center and Rochester General Health System for 10 years. Mr. Gary is a certified public accountant.

George Gaston. CEO of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital (Houston).
Mr. Gaston assumed his position as CEO of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Jan. 2010. 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. Prior to his current position, Mr. Gaston served as CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital for two years.

Ron Girotto. President and CEO of Methodist Hospital System (Houston). Mr. Girotto was named acting CEO in 2001 and became full-time CEO in 2002. In addition to serving as president and CEO of Methodist Hospital System, Mr. Girotto is also CEO of its Methodist Hospital. Before assuming his current post, he served in a variety of executive positions in the system since joining in 1977.

Steven C. Glass. CFO and Treasurer of Cleveland Clinic.
Mr. Glass has been CFO of Cleveland Clinic since 2005. 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. President and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital (Bethpage, N.Y.). 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 issues.

Joseph Golbus, MD. President of NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group (Evanston, Ill.).
Dr. Golbus, a rheumatologist, is president of NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group. The medical group has more than 550 physicians practicing at about 75 sites in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. Dr. Golbus joined NorthShore University HealthSystem in 1988.

Richard Goldberg, MD. President of Georgetown University Hospital (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Goldberg has spent his entire medical career working for Georgetown, from his years as a medical student, to his residency, to his tenure as CMO. 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.

Steven Goldstein. CEO Strong Memorial Hospital (Rochester, N.Y.). Along with his role as president and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital, Mr. Goldstein is vice president of University of Rochester Medical Center and president and CEO of Highland Hospital N.Y. He also serves as president for Long Term Care at University of Rochester Medical Center. Mr. Goldstein is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association and the chair of AHA Regional Policy Board 2.

Larry J. Goodman, MD. President and CEO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago).
Dr. Goodman, an internist, has been president and CEO of Rush University Medical Center 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.

Brett Gosney, CEO of Animas Surgical Hospital (Durango, Colo.). Mr. Gosney has diverse background in healthcare, spanning more than 28 years. He is the immediate past president of Physician Hospitals of America, a Sioux Falls, S.D.-based trade group that represents physician-owned hospitals. He also serves as the director of development for Symbion.

Gary Gottlieb, MD. President and CEO of Partners Health System (Boston). Dr. Gottlieb, a psychiatrist, has been president and CEO of Partners Health System, one of the leading institutions in the nation in terms of quality, research and training, since Jan. 2010. Partners Health System is the parent company of 26 hospitals, including Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston. Prior to his current position, Dr. Gottlieb 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.

Howard R. Grant, JD, MD. President and CEO of Lahey Clinic (Burlington, Mass.). An attorney as well as a physician, Dr. Grant has played a vital role in influencing patient safety at Lahey. Previously he was executive vice president and chief medical officer at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa. Before that, he served in leadership roles at Temple University Health System in Philadelphia.

Pauline Grant. CEO of North Broward Medical Center (Pompano Beach, Fla.).
Ms. Grant has led North Broward Medical Center since 2003. Prior to her current role, she served as vice president of ambulatory services for Broward Health, where she was responsible for the operations of 14 primary care sites, Healthcare for the Homeless, HIV/AIDS programs and home health and hospice agencies. She was named to the board of directors of the American Lung Association in 2010.

Steven D. Grant, MD, FACP. Executive Vice President of Physician Partnerships of Detroit Medical Center.
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, he leads the system's internal healthcare reform efforts, and oversees relationships between private practice physicians and the hospital system.

Barbara Greene. President of Franciscan Physicians Hospital (Munster, Ind.). Ms. Greene has served in various executive positions in healthcare organizations, including Saint Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers in Hammond, Ind., and Provena's St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, Ill. She received the 2011 Influential Woman of the Year and Influential Woman in Healthcare awards, presented by Diversified Marketing Strategies and Building Indiana News. She is a CPA and a board member of the American Heart Association.

Robert I. Grossman, MD. CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center (New York).
In addition to leading the medical center, Dr. Grossman is dean of the NYU School of Medicine. He joined NYU in 2001 as chairman of the department of radiology. He was previously chief of neuroradiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Grossman recently received the gold medal of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Dean Gruner, MD. President and CEO of ThedaCare (Appleton, Wis.).
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.

Charles J. Hall. National Group President of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Hall is is responsible for HCA’s operations in Alaska, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Nevada, South Carolina and Utah. 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.

Mark Hallett, MD. Senior Medical Director of ThedaCare (Appleton, Wis.). Dr. Hallett, a family and sports medicine physician, became senior medical director of ThedaCare Physicians in 2008. He previously served as medical director of ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus and practiced with ThedaCare Physicians-Menasha since 1993.

Michael Halter. CEO of Hahnemann University Hospital (Philadelphia). Mr. Halter is CEO of Hahnemann University Hospital, a 478-bed academic medical center, 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. Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). 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, employing 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.

Michael Halter. CEO of Hahnemann University Hospital (Philadelphia). Mr. Halter has served as CEO of Hahnemann University Hospital, a 478-bed academic medical center operated by Tenet Healthcare, 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.

Misty Darling Hansen. CFO of University Medical Center (Tucson, Ariz.).
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.

Gail L. Hanson. CFO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee).
Ms. Hanson became CFO of Aurora Health Care in Feb. 2011. She was a member of the system's board of directors since Dec. 2009. She previously served as deputy executive director of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board since 2004 and senior vice president, treasurer and CFO for Cobalt Corp., from 1999-2004.

Dean M. Harrison. President and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Chicago). Mr. Harrison has served as president and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern Memorial Hospital 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 his 11 years at that system, he also served as president and CEO of the Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Marc Harrison, MD. CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Dr. Harrison, a pediatric intensivist, became chief medical operations officer at the Cleveland (Ohio) Clinic in July 2009. Scheduled for completion in 2012, Cleveland Clinic will be a 360-bed multi-specialty extension of Cleveland Clinic’s model of healthcare. Dr. Harrison relieved interim CEO, Mark McPhee, MD, in April 2011 As CEO, his responsibilities include extensive leadership recruitment and the development and execution of clinical and operational strategies.

Douglas Hawthorne. CEO of Texas Health Resources (Arlington). Mr. Hawthorne serves as CEO of Texas Health Resources, which is a network of 12 acute-care hospitals and other healthcare facilities. He was responsible for the merger between Presbyterian Healthcare Resources, Harris Methodist Hospitals and Arlington Memorial Hospital — which helped create Texas Health in 1997. Mr. Hawthorne also currently serves as the chair of the Health Leadership Council Executive Task Force on the Uninsured.  

C. Talbot Heppenstall, Jr. Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Mr. Heppenstall has served as senior vice president and treasurer of UPMC since 2003. He oversees the day-to-day cash needs of UPMC, among other responsibilities. He previously served as managing director of RBC Dain Rausher, president of PriMuni, senior vice president of PNC Capital Markets and vice president of Butcher & Singer.

Dennis R. Herrick. Executive Vice President and Financial Strategy Advisor of Beaumont Health System (Royal Oak, Mich.).
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. CEO of Deaconess Hospital (Oklahoma City). 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 HCA and CHS hospitals. She also served as COO for St. Mary's Hospital in Euclid, Okla.

Mairead Hickey, RN, PhD, FAHA. Executive Vice President and COO of Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Dr. Hickey became executive vice president and COO in Sept. 2010. She previously served as CNO and senior vice president of patient care services and vice president of women's health and specialty services. She was also associate professor and chair of the graduate program for clinical nurse specialists at Yale University and has held adjunct faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health and Boston College School of Nursing.

Jeffrey H. Hillebrand. COO of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). Mr. Hillebrand joined NorthShore University HealthSystem in 1979. He previously served as president of Glenbrook Hospital. He is a fellow of and has served as a regent in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also a member of the Society of Hospital Planning of the American Hospital Association.

Rodney Hochman, MD. CEO of Swedish Medical Center (Seattle). 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. 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.

Bruce Holstien. President and CEO of Spartanburg (S.C.) Regional Healthcare System. Mr. Holstien will assume his role in early August to replace Ingo Angermeier, who retired after ten years. Mr. Holstien previously served as president and CEO of CHRISTUS Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has also served in an executive position at Sentara Health System in Norfolk, Va.

M. Michelle Hood. President and CEO of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (Brewer, Maine). Ms. Hood is president and CEO of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, a seven-hospital health system. Ms. Hood's previous leadership experience includes time as CEO of St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Mont., 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. President and CEO of Florida Hospital (Orlando). Since 1993, Mr. Houmann has been president and CEO of 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 the state. He previously filled the position of executive vice president and COO for Florida Hospital.

Constance A. Howes. President and CEO of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (Providence). 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 and is actively involved in other civic and healthcare organizations.

Michael D. Israel. President and CEO of Westchester Medical Center (Valhalla, N.Y.). Mr. Israel was named president and CEO of Westchester Medical Center in 2007. He has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and served as interim president and CEO for the hospital for two years before his permanent appointment. Before then, he served as COO of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, based in Great Neck, N.Y. He also spent time as the CEO of Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C.

Michael S. Jellinek, MD. President of Newton (Mass.)-Wellesley Hospital (Newton, Mass.). In addition to serving as president of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Dr. Jellinek is chief of child psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He served as chair for Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Deborah Carey Johnson, RN. President and CEO of Eastern Maine Medical Center (Bangor). Ms. Johnson 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. She is also an executive vice president of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.

Jay Johnson. President and CEO of Duncan (Okla.) Regional Hospital. Mr. Johnson joined Duncan Regional Hospital as president and CEO in August 2010. 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.

R. Milton Johnson. President and CFO of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Johnson was named executive vice president and CFO of Healthcare Corporation of America in 2004. He joined HCA in 1982 as a tax manager in the research and planning area. Mr. Johnson currently serves on the board of directors for the Siloam Family Health Center, the HCA Foundation and the Sarah Cannon Research Institute.

Charles N. "Chip" Kahn III. President and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals (Washington, D.C.). Mr. Kahn is the president of the Federation of American Hospitals, the national advocacy organization for investor-owned hospitals and health systems. He currently directs the lobbying group, which supports access to healthcare coverage by expanding government programs. 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. President and CEO of Sacred Heart Health System (Pensacola, Fla.). Ms. Kaiser is president and CEO of Pensacola, Fla.-based Sacred Heart Health System, which is a member of Ascension Health and parent-company to the 466-bed campus of Sacred Heart Hospital, Sacred Heart Children's Hospital and Sacred Heart Women's Hospital. The system has more than 700 primary care and specialty physicians. Ms. Kaiser moved into this position in 2009 after serving as Sacred Heart's COO since she first joined in 2008.

Phillip M. Kambic. President and CEO of Riverside HealthCare (Kankakee, Ill.). Mr. Kambic has served as president and CEO of Riverside Health Care since 2006. He has been with Riverside for more than 25 years, including serving as senior vice president and COO.

Dr. Gary Kaplan. CEO of Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle). Dr. Kaplan is chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System, Seattle. He has held his position since 2000, overseeing a group practice of more than 440 physicians with a 336-bed acute-care hospital. He has directed deployment of the Toyota Production System for healthcare management, aiming to reduce the high costs of healthcare while improving quality, safety and efficiency.

Thomas Karl. President of Parkland Health Center (Farmington, Mo.). 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.

Kenneth P. Kates. CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). Mr. Kates was named CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in July 2008. He previously served as a consultant with Alvarez and Marsal, a professional services firm located in Chicago, and held administrative positions at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia as well as the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System. Mr. Kates received a master's in business administration from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Donna Katen-Bahensky. President and CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison). 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. She is also currently a member of the administrative board of the Council of Teaching Hospitals of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

William A. Keaton. CEO of Baylor Medical Center at Frisco (Texas).
Mr. Keaton was appointed as CEO of Baylor Medical Center in Frisco, Texas, in 2001. Under his leadership, the hospital underwent a $65 million expansion in 2007. Prior to coming to Baylor, Mr. Keaton served as COO of River Region HealthCare System in Vicksburg, Miss., and as CEO of Columbia Panhandle Surgical Hospital in Amarillo, Texas.

Kevin Klockenga. President and CEO of St. Joseph Health-Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, Calif.). Mr. Klockenga has been president and CEO of St. Joseph Health-Sonoma County 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 COO of St. Joseph's Health System, based in Orange, Calif.

Alfred B. Knight, MD. President and CEO of Scott & White Healthcare (Temple, Texas).
Dr. Knight, an obstetrician-gynecologist, has been president and CEO of Scott & White for 10 years. He is also chairman of the board for Scott & White Health Plan, which has 200,000 beneficiaries. Scott & White has nine hospitals, 800 physicians and more than more 10,000 employees across Central Texas.

Harris Koenig, MHA. CEO of Alvardo Hospital (San Diego).
Mr. Koenig became CEO of San Antonio Community Hospital in June. He previously served as CEO of Alvarado Hospital in San Diego for five years. He helped turn Alvarado Hospital around, reversing financial losses and improving clinical quality. Before heading Alvarado, Mr. Koenig served as senior vice president and COO of Centinela Freeman Health System in Los Angeles.

Alan Kopman. President and CEO of New York Westchester Square Medical Center (Bronx, N.Y.).
Mr. Kopman leads New York Westchester Square Medical Center and is a lecturer in public health in the Division of Health Policy. New York Westchester Square Medical Center is a community hospital that has been serving patients since 1929.

Ben Koppelman. President and CEO of St. Joseph's Area Health Services (Park Rapids, Minn.). Mr. Koppelman is president and CEO of St. Joseph's Area Health Services, a 50-bed community hospital. He began his career as administrator of a 17-bed, financially troubled hospital in Albany, Minn., in 1995. He currently serves as secretary/treasurer of the Minnesota Hospital Association board of directors, of which he was a member for the past three years.

John Koster, MD. President and CEO of Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.). Dr. Koster has been 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. Dr. Koster initially joined Providence in April 1997 and led system operations until his presidential appointment. He worked as an internist for 10 years before moving into administrative positions.

Kelby Krabbenhoft. President and CEO of Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, S.D.).
Mr. Krabbenhoft joined 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 president and CEO of Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo., executive vice president of Sisters of Mary of the Presentation Health System in Fargo, N.D., and president of St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley, Ill.

Mark Krieger. Vice President and CFO of Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). 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.

Mark Laney, MD. President of Heartland Health (St. Joseph, Mo.). Dr. Laney oversees Heartland Regional Medical Center, Heartland Clinic, Heartland Foundation and Community Health Improvement Solutions. He joined Heartland Health in 2009 after serving for 15 years as president of the Cook Children's Physician Network at Cook Children's Health Care System. After he arrived, Heartland Health won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Menachem Langer, MD, MBA. CEO of Cookeville (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center. Dr. Langer became permanent CEO in April after having served as interim CEO since mid-March. He joined Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Oct. 2010 as COO after serving as executive director of hospital operations at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.

Mark R. Laret. CEO of UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). Mr. Laret has been CEO of UCSF Medical Center, including UCSF Children's Hospital, since April 2000. 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. Mr. Laret spearheaded plans to build the $1.5 billion UCSF hospital complex in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco, expected to open in 2014.

Robert J. Laskowski, MD. President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Dr. Laskowski, a geriatrician, became president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System in 2003. Before joining the system, he was CMO of 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. Former Publisher of Modern Healthcare (Chicago).
Mr. Lauer is the former publisher 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. President and CEO of Integris Health (Oklahoma City). Mr. Lawrence joined INTEGRIS in 2001. He served as president of INTEGRIS' Baptist and Southwest Medical Centers in Oklahoma City and executive vice president and COO of the system before becoming CEO. He previously served as senior vice president and COO of Baptist Health in Montgomery, Ala., and as vice president of Baptist Health System in Little Rock.

Bill Leaver. President and CEO of Iowa Health System (Des Moines).
Mr. Leaver has led Iowa Health System, which includes seven hospitals and more than 450 physicians, since 2008. He previously served as president and CEO of Trinity Regional Health System for seven years. He was also a senior executive at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.

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