Becker's Hospital Review Names 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know

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Becker's Hospital Review has published its list of "130 women hospital and health system leaders to know," which features some of the most impressive female healthcare leaders across the nation.

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Individuals included on the list lead some of the largest and most prominent hospitals and health systems in the nation. Becker's Hospital Review has published a version of this list annually since 2010, and this is the second time the list has included 130 leaders.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected leaders through an editorial review process that considered a wide range of demonstrated management and leadership skills, like oversight of hospital or health system operations, financial turnarounds and quality improvement initiatives.

The 2014 list of "130 women hospital and health system leaders to know" includes the following leaders:

Carmen Acker. CFO of Morton Hospital (Taunton, Mass.)

Nancy Howell Agee. President and CEO of Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, Va.)

Abha Agrawal, MD. COO and CMO at Norwegian American Hospital (Chicago)

Carolyn Allen, MHA, MBA. Vice President and CFO of Southcoast Health System (Fall River, Mass.)

June Altaras, RN. COO of Swedish Seattle and CNO of Swedish Health Services (Seattle)

Rhonda Anderson, MBA. Senior Vice President and CFO of Ascension Health (St. Louis)

Sandra Austin, BSN, MPH, JD. CEO of Howard University Hospital (Washington, D.C.)

Sandra Badinger, MBA. CFO of Slidell (La.) Memorial Hospital.

Cathy Barr, MBA, RN. Senior Vice President of Community Services for HealthEast Care System and President of Bethesda Hospital (St. Paul, Minn.)

Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH. CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (Los Angeles)

Sydney Bersante, RN. President of St. Joseph Medical Center (Tacoma, Wash.)

Tanya Blackmon, MBA, MSW. President of Huntersville (N.C.) Medical Center

Marna Borgstrom, MPH. President and CEO of Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Health System and CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Linda Bradley, RN, JD. CEO of Centinela Hospital Medical Center (Inglewood, Calif.)

Tammie Brailsford, RN. COO of MemorialCare Health System (Fountain Valley, Calif.)

Ruth Brinkley, MSN. CEO of KentuckyOne Health (Louisville)

Denise Brooks-Williams. President and CEO of Henry Ford Wyandotte (Mich.) Hospital

Sandra Bruce, MHA. President and CEO of Presence Health (Chicago)

Maureen Bryant, MBA. President of Delnor Hospital and Executive Vice President of Cadence Health (Winfield, Ill.)

Cindy Buck. CEO of Rutherford Regional Health System (Rutherfordton, N.C.)

Janice Burger, MHA. CEO of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (Portland, Ore.)

Peg Burnette. CFO of Denver Health

Carolyn Caldwell, MHA. CEO of Desert Regional Medical Center (Palm Springs, Calif.)

Terry Capuano, MBA, MHA, MSN. COO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.)

Christina Campos. CEO of Guadalupe County Hospital (Santa Rosa, N.M.)

Barbara Carveth, MBA. Vice President and CFO of University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora)

Kimberly Chavalas Cripe, MPA. CEO of the Children's Hospital of Orange County (Orange, Calif.)

Joan Coffman. President and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital (Chippewa Falls, Wis.)

Diane Corrigan. CFO of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)

Elaine Couture, RN, BSN, MBA. CEO of Eastern Washington Region, Providence Health & Services (Spokane, Wash.)

Sara Criger. Senior Vice President of Allina Health, President of Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids, Minn.)

Pamela Davis. System CEO, Edward Hospital (Naperville, Ill.)/Elmhurst (Ill.) Memorial Healthcare

Faye Deich, RN, MSN. COO of Sacred Heart Hospital (Eau Claire, Wis.)

Marcy Doderer, MHA. President and CEO of Arkansas Children's Hospital (Little Rock)

Gail Donovan. Executive Vice President and COO of Continuum Health Partners (New York City)

Marie Droege, MHA. President and COO of Guthrie Healthcare System and President of Robert Packer Hospital (Sayre, Pa.)

Stephanie Doughty. CFO of Poudre Valley Health System (Fort Collins, Colo.)

Laurie Harting, RN. Senior Vice President of Dignity Health, Sacramento Region (Calif.)

Sue Ehinger, PhD, MBA. Chief Experience Officer for Parkview Health (Fort Wayne, Ind.)

Linda Efferen, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of South Nassau Communities Hospital (Oceanside, N.Y.)

Desiree Einsweiler, MHA. CEO of Palo Alto County Health System (Emmetsburg, Iowa)

Melinda Estes, MD, MBA. CEO of Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.)

Paulette Evans, RN. President and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System St. Joseph Hospital (Breese, Ill.)

Teri Fontenot. CEO of Woman's Hospital (Baton Rouge, La.)

Georgia Fojtasek, RN. President and CEO of Allegiance Health (Jackson, Mich.)

Mary Ann Freas. Senior Vice President and CFO of Southwest General Health Center (Middleburg Heights, Ohio)

Mary Freyer. COO of Little Company of Mary Hospital (Evergreen Park, Ill.)

Wendy Z. Goldstein, MBA. President and CEO of Lutheran HealthCare (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Rachel Gonzales, DM, RN. CEO of Madison Memorial Hospital (Rexburg, Idaho)

Kathleen Chavanu Gorman MSN, RN. Executive Vice President and COO of Patient Care Services of Children's National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.)

Pauline Grant, MS, MBA. CEO of Broward Health North (Pompano Beach, Fla.)

Audrey Gregory, RN, BSN, MSN, MHA, PhD. CEO of Placentia-Linda Hospital (Placentia, Calif.)

Gail Hanson, CFA. Senior Vice President and CFO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee)

Diana Hendel, PharmD. President and CEO of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach (Calif.)

Marcia Hendricks, RN, MHA. CEO of Madison County Health Care System (Winterset, Iowa)

Pamela Hess, CPA. CFO of St. Thomas West Hospital and St. Thomas Midtown Hospital (Nashville, Tenn)

Beth Hughes, MHA. President and CEO of Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center (Joliet, Ill.)

Linda Hoff, CPA. Senior Vice President and CFO at Legacy Health System (Portland, Ore.)

Michelle Hood. President and CEO of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (Brewer, Maine)

Constance A. Howes, JD. Executive Vice President of Women's Health at Care New England (Providence, R.I.)

Charlotte Ipsan, RNC, MSN. President of Norton Women's & Kosair Children's Hospital – St. Matthews (Louisville, Ky.)

Laura Irvine. Executive Vice President for Integration and Alignment of Methodist Health System (Dallas)

Catherine Jacobson. President and CEO of Froedtert Health (Milwaukee)

Sally Jeffcoat. Executive Vice President Trinity Health West/Midwest Group (Livonia, Mich.)

Jani Johnson, RN, BSN, MSN. President and CEO of Saint Luke's South Hospital (Overland Park, Kan.)

Lynn Nicholas. President and CEO of Massachusetts Hospital Association (Burlington, Mass.)

Laura Kaiser. Executive Vice President and COO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City)

Jane Keller, RN, BSN, MBA. CEO of Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital and OrthoIndy (Indianapolis)

Vanessa Kochevar. CFO of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center (Pueblo, Colo.)

Raji Kumar, MBA. CEO of Dallas Medical Center

Phyllis Lantos. Executive Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System (New York City)

Helen Lidholm, BSN, MBA. CEO of Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center and Medical Group (Reno, Nev.)

Lee Ann Liska, MBA. President and CEO of University of Cincinnati Medical Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Gwen M. MacKenzie, RN, MSN, MHA. Senior Vice President and Michigan market leader of Ascension Health (St. Louis)

Joan Magruder, MBA. President of St. Louis Children's Hospital (St. Louis)

Michelle Mahan, CPA. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Frederick (Md.) Memorial Healthcare Systems

Julie Manas, MHA. President and CEO of Sacred Heart Hospital (Eau Claire, Wis.) and Division President and CEO of the Western Wisconsin Division of Hospital Sisters Health System (Springfield, Ill.)

Patricia Maryland, DrPH. COO and President of Healthcare Operations of Ascension Health (St. Louis)

Barbara Martin, RN, BSN, MBA. President and CEO of Vista Health System (Waukegan, Ill.)

Susan Melvin, DO. CMO of Long Beach (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center

Winjie Tang Miao, MHA. President of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance (Fort Worth)

Kristen Murtos, MA, MBA. President of NorthShore Skokie (Ill.) Hospital

Elizabeth Nabel, MD. President of Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston)

Peggy Naleppa, RN, MS, MBA, PhD. President and CEO of Peninsula Regional Health System and Peninsula Regional Medical Center (Salisbury, Md.)

Janice Newell. Senior vice president and CIO of Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.)

Robin Norman, MBA, CPA. CFO of Virginia Hospital Center (Arlington)

Sharon O'Keefe, RN, MSN. President of the University of Chicago Medical Center

Barbara R. Paul, MD. Senior Vice President and CMO of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.)

Megan Perry. Corporate Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions of Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.)

Bonnie Phipps, CPA. President and CEO of Saint Agnes HealthCare (Baltimore)

Alice Pope, MBA. Executive Vice President and CFO of Wellmont Health System (Kingsport, Tenn.)

Marsha Powers. CEO of the Florida Region for Tenet Healthcare (Dallas)

Deborah Proctor, RN, MSN. President and CEO of St. Joseph Health System (Irvine, Calif.)

Mary Prybylo, RN, MSN. President and CEO of St. Joseph Healthcare and St. Joseph Hospital (Bangor, Maine)

Dorothy Puhy, MBA. Executive Vice President and COO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston)

Ann Pumpian, MBA, CPA. CFO of Sharp HealthCare (San Diego, Calif.)

Ann Madden Rice. CEO of University of California Davis Medical Center (Sacramento)

Judy Rich, RN. President and CEO of Tucson (Ariz.) Medical Center

Joan K. Richards. President and CEO of Crozer-Keystone Health System (Springfield, Pa.)

Dawn Rudolph, MBA. Chief Experience Officer for Saint Thomas Health (Nashville, Tenn.)

Kathryn Ruscitto. President and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center (Syracuse, N.Y.)

Linda Russell. CEO of The Woman's Hospital of Texas (Houston)

Christina Ryan. CEO of The Women's Hospital (Newburgh, Ind.)

Margaret Sabin. President and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Ninfa Saunders, DHA, MBA. President and CEO of Navicent Health (Macon, Ga.)

Rachel A. Seifert, JD. Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.)

Nancy Schlichting, MBA. President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System (Detroit)

Christine Schuster, RN, MBA. President and CEO of Emerson Hospital (Concord, Mass.)

Debbie Simon. President and CEO of UnityPoint Health-Methodist | Proctor (Peoria, Ill.)

Kerri Ruppert Schiller. CFO of Children's Hospital of Orange County (Orange, Calif.)

Diana Smalley, RN. Regional President of Mercy's West Communities (Chesterfield, Mo.)

Bernadette Spong, MBA, CPA. CFO of Rex Healthcare (Raleigh, N.C.)

Deb Staples. COO of Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia)

Susan Starling. President and CEO of Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital (Irvine, Ky.)

Patricia Steingall, RN. CNO of Hunterdon Healthcare (Flemington, N.J.)

Pamela Stoyanoff, MBA, CPA. Executive Vice President and COO of Methodist Health System (Dallas)

Debra Sukin. CEO of Houston Methodist – The Woodlands (Texas)

Nancy Susick, MSN, RN. Senior Vice President of Beaumont Health System and President of Beaumont Hospital Troy (Mich.)

Elaine Thompson, PhD. President and CEO of Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Health Systems

Peggy Troy, RN, MSN. CEO of Children's Hospital and Health System (Milwaukee)

Sandra A. Van Trease, MBA, CPA. Group President of BJC HealthCare (St. Louis)

Anita S. Vaughn, RN. Administrator and CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women (Memphis, Tenn.)

Nancy Vish, RN, PhD. President and CNO of Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital (Dallas)

Kelly Wallace, MBA. Senior Vice President and CFO of Seattle Children's Hospital

Kate Walsh. President and CEO of Boston Medical Center

Karen Westervelt. COO of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare (New York City)

Penny Wheeler, MD. President and Chief Clinical Officer of Allina Health (Minneapolis)

Carolyn Wilson, RN, MBA. Executive Vice President and COO of Fairview Health Services (Minneapolis)

Phyllis Wingate. Division President of Carolinas Medical Center Northern Group (Charlotte, N.C.)

Beth Zachary. President and CEO of White Memorial Medical Center (Los Angeles)

The full list can be read here

Note: Leaders did not and cannot pay to be included on the list. Individuals are presented in alphabetical order.

About Becker’s Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.

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