15 pharmacists in hospital C-suite, top leadership roles

Besides filling the chief pharmacy officer and pharmacy director roles, pharmacists are filling other C-suite and senior leadership jobs in hospitals. 

Here are 15 hospital leaders who have a pharmacy background and currently serve in other top roles, including CEO, COO and president.  

Editor's note: This list is in alphabetical order and does not include all hospital leaders with pharmacy backgrounds.

  • Robert Adamson, PharmD, executive vice president and CIO of RWJBarnabas Health (West Orange, N.J.)

  • Nannette Berensen, PharmD, chief operating officer of clinical shared services at Intermountain Health (Salt Lake City)

  • Josh Bright, PharmD, COO of North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (Harrison)

  • Montez Carter, PharmD, president and CEO of Trinity Health of New England (Hartford, Conn.)

  • Ruth E. Cassidy, PharmD, senior vice president of clinical support services and chief pharmacy officer of SBH Health System (New York City)

  • Udobi Campbell, PharmD, vice president of operations for UNC Health (Chapel Hill, N.C.)

  • Rick Couldry, RPh, vice president of pharmacy and health professions at the University of Kansas Health System (Kansas City)

  • Tad Gomez, RPh, president of Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, Ill.)

  • Lloyd Guidry Jr., PharmD, CEO of Lady of the Sea General Hospital (Galliano, La.)

  • Robin Hager, PharmD, market CEO of Kindred Hospitals in Las Vegas

  • Wendy Horton, PharmD, CEO of UVA Health University Medical Center (Charlottesville, Va.)

  • James Klauck, RPh, senior vice president of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

  • Indu Lew, PharmD, chief of staff at RWJBarnabas Health (West Orange, N.J.)

  • Joe Ness, RPh, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Oregon Health & Science University Hospital (Portland)

  • Michael Sanborn, RPh, chief growth officer of Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas)

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