291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know Pt. 4

Jeffrey A. Romoff. President and CEO of UPMC (Pittsburgh). Mr. Romoff has served as UPMC's president since 1992 as CEO since 2006. He began his career at University of Pittsburgh in 1973 and assumed various leadership positions within the university and its medical center until he assumed his current post. Under his tenure, UPMC has evolved from an academic medical center into a fully integrated $8 billion global health enterprise.

William L. Roper, MD. CEO of UNC Health Care System (Chapel Hill, N.C.). Dr. Roper is dean of the school of medicine, vice chancellor for medical affairs and CEO of the UNC Health Care System. He is also a professor of pediatrics and health policy and administration in the UNC School of Public Health. Dr. Roper is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and serves on the board of trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

David Ross. President and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital (Nashua, N.H.). Mr. Ross was named president and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital in May 2010. He came to New Hampshire from Barnes-Jewish St. Peters (Miss.) Hospital, where he served as president. He has also held executive management positions with Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Miss., and North Iowa Mercy Heath Center in Mason City, and Ellsworth Municipal Hospital in Iowa Falls.

Richard K. Rothberger. Corporate Executive Vice President and CFO for Scripps Health (San Diego). Mr. Rothberger, who has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, has held his current position since Aug. 2001. Since joining Scripps in 2001, he helped orchestrate a multi-million financial turnaround and has increased the transparency of finance within the system. Prior to joining Scripps, Mr. Rothberger served as senior vice president/CFO for Mercy Healthcare Sacramento, Calif.

Michael T. Rowan. Executive Vice President and COO of Catholic Health Initiatives (Denver).
Mr. Rowan began his tenure as vice president and COO in March 2004. Before then, he served as executive vice president and COO for St. John Providence Health System, based in Detroit, and president and CEO of the Humility of Mary Health Care Corporation in Youngstown, Ohio.

Amir Dan Rubin. President and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics (Palo Alto, Calif.).
Mr. Rubin was named president and CEO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Jan. 2011. In 2005, he was appointed COO of the 832-bed UCLA Health System in Los Angeles, where he saw an operating budget of $1.6 billion. Mr. Rubin served as COO at Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital prior to his time with UCLA.

Dawn Rudolph. President and CEO of Saint Thomas Hospital (Nashville, Tenn.). Ms. Rudolph assumed her position as president and CEO of 541-bed Saint Thomas Hospital in Nov. 2010. Before then, she served as CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., where she successfully expanded the medical staff and developed a multi-cultural roundtable to improve health indicator metrics in the community. She is a Diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Kathryn Ruscitto. President and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center (Syracuse, N.Y.). Ms. Ruscitto began her tenure as president and CEO in January. She has worked with St. Joseph's since 2001, serving as senior vice president for strategic development and governmental affairs. In 2009, she was named executive vice president.

Linda B. Russell. CEO of The Women's Hospital of Texas (Houston). Ms. Russell has led The Women's Hospital since 1994. Under her leadership, the hospital has grown in size and prestige, with more women choosing to have their babies at The Women's Hospital than any other facility in Houston. Ms. Russell was appointed Gov. Rick Perry to serve on the Judicial Compensation Commission. She also serves on the boards of directors for March of Dimes and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

Michael Russell, MD. Orthopedic Surgeon and President of Physician Hospitals of America (Tyler, Texas). Dr. Russell is an orthopedic surgeon at Texas Spine and Joint Hospital in Tyler. In Sept. 2010, he was named president of the PHA Board of Directors for a two-year term. Dr. Russell is a member of the National Association of Spine Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons the Texas Orthopedic Association and the Texas Medical Association.

Christina M. Ryan. CEO of The Women's Hospital (Newburgh, Ind.). Before she assumed her post as CEO of The Women's Hospital, Ms. Ryan served as director of women and children services at St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers in Northwest Indiana. She worked on a federal grant and was awarded $7 million to reduce infant morbidity and mortality in Indiana. Ms. Ryan is involved in several healthcare and civil organizations focusing on community and child health.

Lee Sacks, MD. Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of Advocate Health Care and CEO of Advocate Physician Partners (Oak Brook, Ill.).
Dr. Sacks has served as CEO of Advocate Physician Partners since it was founded in 1995. He assumed his additional responsibilities as executive vice president and CMO in 1997. He currently serves on the Metro Chicago board of the American Heart Association, is a governor of the Institute of Medicine Chicago and is board chairman of the Institute for Clinical Quality and Value.

Ernie Sadau. President and CEO of CHRISTUS Health (Irving, Texas). Mr. Sadau assumed the role of president and CEO in March, 2011. He joined CHRISTUS Health as senior vice president of Patient and Resident Care Operations in 2006, becoming senior vice president and COO in 2008. Before joining CHRISTUS, he served in roles at Adventist Health System from 1983-2006, holding various executive positions in the organization's hospitals and systems, including president and CEO of Adventist Health System/Midwest in Hinsdale, Ill.

Steven M. Safyer, MD. President and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center (New York). Dr. Safyer assumed his post as President and CEO in 2008. He has held leadership positions at Montefiore since 1985, and completed his post-graduate training in internal medicine in Montefiore's residency program. Dr. Safyer is an advocate for underserved populations and serves on numerous organizations, such as the Hospital Association of New York State and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Gary Scheib. COO of University of Pennsylvania Health System (Philadelphia). Mr. Sheib has been COO of University of Pennsylvania Health System since 2004. He joined the system in 1997, and prior to his current role, he served as executive director of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Sheib has served as a board member for the American Hospital Association.

Nancy Schlichting. President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System (Detroit).
Ms. Schlichting has served as CEO of Henry Ford Health since 2003. She joined the system in 1998 as senior vice president and chief administrative officer, moving onto become its executive vice president and COO before her current post. She is credited with the system's financial turnaround from 2001-2003.

Kevin Schoeplein. CEO of OSF Healthcare (Peoria, Ill.). Mr. Schoeplein was named CEO of OSF Healthcare, which is associated with the The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, in May. His career with the Sisters has spanned 33 years. In that time, Schoeplein has held numerous leadership positions, including CEO of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, president of OSF HealthPlans and executive vice president of OSF Healthcare.

Joseph A. Scopelliti, MD. Co-CEO, Medical Affairs, for Guthrie Health (Sayre, Pa.). Dr. Scopelliti is co-CEO, medical affairs for Guthrie Health and president and CEO of Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pa. He has served as a practicing gastroenterologist at the Guthrie Clinic and as a clinical instructor with the State University of New York Upstate Medical University at Syracuse since 1984. Since 2005, he has also been associated with the University of Rochester (N.Y.) as an associate clinical professor of medicine.

Steven Shapiro, MD. Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Along with his leadership roles at UPMC, Dr. Shapiro is deeply involved in lung cancer research. Before joining UPMC in 2006, Dr. Shapiro served as chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Before then, he served on the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Mark Shields, MD, MBA. Vice President of Advocate Healthcare (Oakbrook, Ill.). Dr. Shields is the senior medical director for Advocate Physician Partners and vice president of medical management for Advocate Health Care. He oversees clinical functions related to the 3,800 physicians aligned with eight Advocate hospitals. Prior to joining Advocate Physician Partners, Dr. Shields was CMO for Kaleida Health in New York and CMO at Advocate's Dreyer Medical Clinic, along with other leadership roles.

Douglas Silverstein. President of Glenbrook (Ill.) Hospital. Mr. Silverstein has been with NorthShore University HealthSystem since 1992. In his current role as President of Glenbrook Hospital, he is responsible for the operations, management, strategic planning and program development at Glenbrook Hospital. Mr. Silverstein has a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and a master's degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan.

Knox Singleton. CEO of Inova Health System (Falls Church, Va.). Mr. Singleton was named to lead Inova in 1984, when it was still called the Fairfax Hospital Association. The system has expanded under his tenure, growing to include hospitals, urgent-care centers, assisted-living centers and other healthcare settings. Mr. Singletown serves as president for the Community Coalition for Haiti and is involved in a several other professional organizations.

James H. Skogsbergh. President and CEO of Advocate Health Care (Oak Brook, Ill.). Mr. Skogsbergh has held several leadership positions throughout his career, including executive vice president of the Des Moines-based Iowa Health System and president and CEO of Iowa Methodist, Iowa Lutheran and Blank Children's hospitals. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and American Hospital Association, among other healthcare organizations.

Peter L. Slavin, MD. President of Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Dr. Slavin was named president of Massachusetts General in 2003. From 1999-2002, he served as chairman and CEO of Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, which included more than 1,700 physicians. Earlier in his career, Dr. Slaved served as president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He teaches internal medicine and healthcare management at Harvard Medical School.

Daniel Slipkovich, CEO of Capella Healthcare (Brentwood, Tenn.). Mr. Slipkovich, who has more than 30 years of hospital experience, and co-founded Capella Healthcare in 2005. He is a member of the Board of Governors for the Federation of American Hospitals, which represents more than 1,100 facilities. He also serves on FAH's Audit, Rural Healthcare and Legislative committees and is actively involved with the American Hospital Association and Nashville Healthcare Council.

Wayne Smith. President and CEO of Community Health Systems (Brentwood, Tenn.). Mr. Smith has led CHS since 1997, and under his tenure the company has seen a 24 percent annual growth rate. Prior to CHS, Mr. Smith spent 23 years with Humana, where he held a variety of senior management positions such as president and COO. He serves on the boards for the Federation of American Hospitals and Nashville Healthcare Council.

Charles W. Sorenson, MD. President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City).
Before he assumed his current position as CEO in 2009, Dr. Sorenson served as Intermountain Healthcare's executive vice president and COO from 1998. The non-profit system includes 23 hospitals, a medical group and a range of clinics. Dr. Sorenson is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has served in leadership positions in numerous professional or medical organizations.   

Phillip Sowa. CEO of Saint Louis University Hospital (St. Louis).
Mr. Sowa became CEO of SLUH in Jan. 2011. He has served as CEO at other hospitals in the past, including Park Plaza Hospital in Houston and Tenet's Meadowcrest Hospital in Gretna, La., where he aided reconstruction efforts after Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Sowa earned his master's degree in hospital and healthcare administration from SLU.

Dale Sowders. President and CEO of Holland (Mich.) Hospital.
Mr. Sowders has led Holland Hospital as president and CEO since 2002. The 171-bed hospital has reached several major milestones under his tenure, including the first formal partnership with Zeeland Community Hospital to provide rehabilitation services on the Zeeland hospital campus in 2007 and a $45 million, 90,000-square-foot expansion to the emergency department in 2004.

Rulon Stacey, PhD. CEO of Poudre Valley Health System (Fort Collins, Colo.). Mr. Stacey came to Poudre Valley Health to assume the CEO post in 1996. Under his tenure, the system earned the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Magnet designation for nursing excellence. Mr. Stacey is also chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

James M. Staten. Executive Vice President of Corporate and Financial Services at Yale-New Haven Hospital (Conn.).
Mr. Staten joined the Yale-New Haven Hospital System in 2000 and serves as its executive vice president of corporate and financial services in addition to his role as CFO for Yale-New Haven Hospital. Before assuming these roles, Mr. Staten was a senior vice president of finance for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Health Care System.

Richard J. Statuto. President and CEO of Bon Secours Health System (Marriottsville, Md.).
Mr. Statuto has led Bon Secours Health, a non-profit, Catholic system, since 2005. He first joined Bon Secours in 1987 as vice president of planning and marketing before leaving in 1990 to work for St. Joseph Health System in Orange, Calif.

Glenn Steele, Jr., MD. President and CEO of Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.).
Dr. Steele has led Geisinger Health since 2001. Before then, he served as vice president for medical affairs, deadn of Pritzker School of Medicine and professor in the department of surgery at University of Chicago. Dr. Steele is a past chairman of the American Board of Surgery and well-known for his findings in the treatment of liver cancer and colorectal cancer surgery.

Robert Steigmeyer. CEO of Community Medical Center (Scranton, Pa.).
Mr. Steigmeyer was named CEO of Community Medical Center in July 2010. Prior to his current appointment, he served as senior vice president of operations and finance for the 300-bed Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in Seattle.

Greg Stock. CEO of Thibodaux (La.) Regional Medical Center. As CEO of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Mr. Stock oversees a workforce of approximately 1,000 people. Under his tenure, the hospital tripled the size of its emergency department and recently announced plans to develop a wellness center to focus on illness prevention.

Douglas L. Strong. CEO of University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Ann Arbor). Mr. Strong joined University of Michigan Health System in 1998 and was named CEO of the system's hospitals and health centers in 2006. He came to Michigan from the University of Chicago, where he served as CFO and Associate Dean of the Pritzker School of Medicine. Before then, he was associate dean for administration and finance at the school of medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

David Strong. President of Rex Healthcare (Raleigh, N.C.). Mr. Strong has led Rex Healthcare since 2004. Under his tenure, Rex Hospital earned Magnet nursing status from the American Nurses Association and also opened a state-of-the-art surgery center with digital operating rooms. Mr. Strong serves on a number of civic and healthcare committees and is known for his hands-on approach to leadership.

Steven L. Strongwater, MD. CEO of Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Medical Center. Dr. Strongwater was appointed CEO of Stony Brook in 2006. Before then, he served as hospital director and associate dean for clinical affairs at John Dempsey Hospital at the University of Connecticut. Earlier in his career, Dr. Strongwater served as medical director at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester and as a professor in the school's division of rheumatology and immunology.

Paul Summerside, MD. CMO of BayCare Clinic and AuroraBayCare Medical Center (Green Bay, Wis.). Dr. Summerside, an emergency physician, has served as CMO and president of the board at BayCare Clinic and AuroraBayCare Medical Center since 1999. He also serves as director of wellness at BayCare Sports Medicine and chairman of medical education at the University of Wisconsin affiliated medical school program in Green Bay.

Joseph R. Swedish. President and CEO of Trinity Health (Novi, Mich.). Mr. Swedish's healthcare career spans 37 years, and he has served as Trinity Health's president and CEO since 2005. Under his tenure, Mr. Swedish has prioritized cultural diversity and inclusion, and also serves as the system's Chief Diversity Officer. Prior to joining Trinity, he served as president and CEO of Centura Health in Englewood, Colo.

Ronald W. Swinfard, MD. CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Dr. Swinfard is a board-certified dermatologist and has led Lehigh Valley Health since Nov. 2010. Before then, he served as the 855-bed health system's CMO from 2003. He came to Lehigh Valley Health from the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he held chairs in the department of dermatology and department of internal medicine.

Michael C. Tarwater. CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.). Mr. Tarwater joined Carolinas HealthCare in 1981. Before then, he served as assistant administrator at the University of Alabama Hospitals. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and past chairman of the N.C. Hospital Association Board of Trustees. He has also held leadership positions with UNC School of Public Health Advisory Council.

Anthony Tersigni. President and CEO of Ascension Health (St. Louis).
Dr. Tersigni has been president and CEO of Ascension Health since 2004. Before then, he served as the system's executive vice president and COO. He also spent five years as CEO of St. John Health, an Ascension System in Detroit. Dr. Tersigni has held leadership positions with Detroit Medical Center and Hospital Corporation of America, among other organizations. He is the immediate past chair of The Catholic Health Association of the United States.

Craig B. Thompson, MD. President and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York). Dr. Thompson began his tenure as president and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering in Nov. 2010. Before then, he served as director of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania and associate vice president for cancer services of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.  

William P. Thompson. President and CEO of SSM Health Care (St. Louis). Mr. Thompson's appointment as president and CEO of SSM Health Care will go into effect Aug. 1. He will replace Sister Mary Jean Ryan, who was appointed the system's first president and CEO in 1986. Mr. Thompson joined SSM in 1980 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kansas City, where he later served as executive director. He served as SSM regional vice president beginning in 1987.

Robert Thornton, Jr. President and CEO of SunLink Health Systems (Atlanta). Mr. Thornton has led SunLink Health Systems as CEO since 1998 and as president since 1996. Prior to that, Mr. Thornton was the company's CFO. He has been working as an executive with national healthcare corporations since 1981 and has extensive experience in acquisitions, divestures and turnarounds of community hospitals.

Peggy Troy, RN, MSN. CEO of Children's Hospital and Health System (Milwaukee). Ms. Troy has been CEO of Children's Hospital and Health System since 2008. Prior to her leadership role in Milwaukee, Ms. Troy was COO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn. She also spent three years as CEO of Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center.

Nick Turkal, MD. President and CEO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee).
Dr. Turkal has served as president and CEO of Aurora Health Care since 2007. He previously served as a senior vice president and president of Aurora's metro region, where he oversaw the operations of Aurora's facilities and services in the Milwaukee area. Dr. Turkal is a family practice physician and has been with Aurora since 1987.

Karl J. Ulrich, MD. President of Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic. Dr. Ulrich joined Marshfield Clinic in 1995 and chaired its psychiatry department from 1997-1999. He oversees a system of 54 clinic locations and two hospitals in central, western and northern Wisconsin.

Richard Umbdenstock. President and CEO of American Hospital Association (Washington, D.C.). Mr. Umbdenstock is the president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. He was past chair of the AHA board of trustees and served on the executive committee. Mr. Umdenstock has 11 years of experience as an independent consultant for voluntary hospital governing boards in the United States and Canada. He also served as executive vice president of Providence Health & Services, based in Renton, Wash.

Kevin L. Unger. President and CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, Colo.). Mr. Unger has led Poudre Valley Hospital since 2005. Under his leadership, Poudre Valley has received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and patient satisfaction scores have soared. The American College of Healthcare Executives recognized him in 2009 as one of the nation's exceptional healthcare executives under 40.

Margaret Van Bree, CEO, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (Houston). Ms. Van Bree, who joined St. Luke's in 2009, and is administratively responsible for all aspects of the hospital's flagship. Prior to her role at St. Luke's, Ms. Van Bree served as senior vice president and COO at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. She has held similar roles since 1999 at the University of Virginia Health System and Fairview-University Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Chris Van Gorder. President and CEO of Scripps Health (San Diego). Mr. Van Gorder has led Scripps Health, a five-hospital system, since 2000. His experience in healthcare began as a patient, after he was hospitalized and decided to pursue healthcare management. Soon after assuming his post, Mr. Van Gorder led a successful $125 million turnaround and has helped Scripps become a leading healthcare institution. Mr. Van Gorder also serves as a chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Amy Vance, COO of Presbyterian Hospital (Charlotte, N.C.). Ms. Vance serves as COO of Presbyterian Hospital, which is part of four-hospital Novant Health, based in Winston-Salem, N.C.  

David Vandewater. President and CEO of Ardent Health Services (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Vandewater has led Ardent since 2001 and expanded the company's focus to include acute-care hospitals. Ardent now operates two hospital systems and seven acute-care hospitals, along with other healthcare operations. He is a past chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals and previously served as president and COO of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation.

Anita S. Vaughn, RN. Administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women (Memphis, Tenn.). Ms. Vaughn has been with Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women for more than 30 years. With a clinical background, Ms. Vaughn is an advocate for women's health, supporting increased accessibility and convenience for women with families. She has held numerous leadership roles within the Baptist Memorial Health Care system, such as director of practice management.

Gary E. Weiss. CFO of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). As executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of NorthShore University HealthSystem in Illinois, Mr. Weiss also handles CFO duties for Evanston Hospital. Before coming to NorthShore in 2001, Mr. Weiss spent more than 25 years in banking and financial services.

Ronald J. Werthman. Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). Mr. Werthman assumed his position as vice president for finance in 1993, and since then, Johns Hopkins has achieved the highest operating margins in its history. Before joining Johns Hopkins, he was CFO of Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and held similar positions at hospitals in Kansas, New York and Pennsylvania.

Carl Whitmer. President and CEO of IASIS Healthcare (Franklin, Tenn.). Mr. Whitmer has nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership in executive roles. Since 2010, he has led IASIS, which is comprised of 18 acute-care hospitals throughout Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, Texas and Utah. He first joined IASIS as vice president and treasurer, then assuming role of CFO in 2001.

Anthony D. Whittemore, MD. CMO at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston).
Dr. Whittemore has served as CMO at Brigham and Women's Hospital since 1999. He joined the hospital's medical staff in 1976 and held various leadership roles before assuming his current position. Dr. Whittemore has also served as President of the Boston Surgical Society, New England Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Robert Wiebe, MD, MPH, MBA. Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Catholic Healthcare West (San Francisco).
Dr. Wiebe assumed his current position in May 2008. He leads all clinical and patient care services throughout CHW's hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada. Prior to his current role, Dr. Wiebe served as director of the Veterans Integrated Service Network in San Francisco, which included six major healthcare systems.

Guy R. Wiebking. President and CEO of Provena Health (Mokena, Ill.). Mr. Wiebking leads Provena, a Catholic health system that includes six hospitals, 16 longterm care facilities, 28 clinics and other health-related operations in Illinois and Indiana. When Provena Health first formed in 1997, Mr. Wiebking became involved with the Provena Health Board of Directors as a charter member. Throughout his tenure at Provena, he has served in various leadership capacities, including chair of the board from 2002 to 2006.

Paul M. Wiles. President and CEO of Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Mr. Wiles has led Novant Health since 1997, and has worked at Novant entities for the duration of his healthcare career. The non-profit system is comprised of 13 hospitals, a physician group and 360 clinics. He chairs the North Carolina Hospital Association Center for Hospital Quality & Patient Safety Advisory Board and is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Stephen A. Williams. President and CEO of Norton Healthcare (Louisville, Ky.). Mr. Williams has been with Norton since 1977 and has served as president and CEO since 1993. His focus on quality has been influential, as Norton was the first system in the nation to receive Healthcare Forum's Commitment to Quality Award in 1988 and he has spoken around the country on quality management strategies. Mr. Williams has served on the board of trustees of the American Hospital Association and various other healthcare and civic organizations.

Nicholas Wolter, MD. CEO of Billings (Mont.) Clinic. Dr. Wolter leads Billings Clinic, which operates a 272-bed hospital, physician group practice, nursing home and research division. Dr. Wolter is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and is a Commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee. He is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine.

Dan Wolterman. President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Houston). Mr. Wolterman has led Memorial Hermann, the state's largest non-profit healthcare system, since 2002. He has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and has chaired numerous organizations, including Texas Hospital Association Board of Directors, American Heart Association and the Greater Houston Partnership.

Terry Woodbeck. CEO of Tulsa (Okla.) Spine and Specialty Hospital. Mr. Woodbeck has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, with time spent in physician practice management, clinic administration and health finance research. He joined Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital after serving as CEO at Oklahoma Spine and Brain Institute, also in Tulsa, for four years. Mr. Woodbeck serves as a consultant for physicians or groups wishing to develop new hospital systems.

Tom Zenty III. CEO of University Hospitals (Cleveland). Mr. Zenty has been CEO of University Hospitals since 2003. He has served on the American Hospital Association's board of trustees since 2009 and was named chair in May. The eight-hospital system is anchored by a 1,032-bed tertiary medical center that is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, also located in Cleveland.

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