Becker's Hospital Review is proud to announce the release of its annual list of 56 women hospital and health system leaders, which highlights the talents and extraordinary accomplishments of some of today's most notable female leaders in the healthcare industry.

With a keen eye for success, the women featured in this list have demonstrated the ability to lead through daily oversight of hospital or health system operations, financial turnarounds, quality improvement initiatives and much more. During a time of uncertainty and overwhelming change, these women continue to help their respective organizations serve as anchors of health in their communities.

Leaders were selected for inclusion on this list based on nominations, inclusion in previous Becker's Hospital Review lists and research conducted by the Becker's editorial team. Executives do not pay and cannot pay to be included on this list. There are never fees involved in Becker's Hospital Review lists. Recognized executives are free to note their inclusion through marketing materials, website promotion, press releases and other media materials without paying a fee.

The following women are featured as one of the 56 Women Hospital and Healthcare Leaders to Know:

Marna P. Borgstrom. President and CEO, Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital.

Ruth W. Brinkley. President and CEO, Carondelet Health Network (Tucson).

Noel Brown Williams. Senior Vice President and CIO, HCA Information Technology and Services (Nashville, Tenn.).

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

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

Susan Croushore. President and CEO, The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati).

Jacque Daniels. Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.).

Laurie Eberst, RN. President and CEO, Catholic Healthcare West Ventura County Market Service Area and St. John's Regional Medical Center (Oxnard, Calif.).

Linda Efferen, MD. Senior vice president and CMO, South Nassau Communities Hospital (Oceanside, N.Y.).

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

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

Suzanne H. Freeman. President, Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.).

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

Patricia Gabow, MD. CEO, Denver Health.

Deborah L. Gorbach. Vice president of accounting, Akron (Ohio) General Medical Center.

Pauline Grant. CEO, North Broward Medical Center (Pompano Beach, Fla.).

Barbara Greene. President, Franciscan Physicians Hospital (Munster, Ind.).

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

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

Constance A. Howes. President and CEO, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island (Providence, R.I.).

Karen Ignagni. President and CEO, America's Health Insurance Plans (Washington, D.C.).

Deborah Carey Johnson, RN. President and CEO, Eastern Maine Medical Center (Bangor, Maine).

Jan Jones. Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.).

Laura Kaiser. President and CEO, Sacred Heart Health System (Pensacola, Fla.).

Donna Katen-Bahensky. President and CEO, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison, Wis.).

Jane Keller. CEO, Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital (Indianapolis).

Christy Kindler. Director of clinical information, University Community Health (Tampa, Fla.).

Margaret Lewis. President, HCA Capital Division (Richmond, Va.).

Mary Jo Lewis. CEO, HighPoint Health System (Gallatin, Tenn.).

Barbara J. Martin. President and CEO, Vista Health System (Waukegan, Ill.).

Patricia Maryland. President and CEO, St. John Providence Health System (Detroit).

Sally A. Mason Boemer. Senior vice president for finance, Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston).

Kristen Murtos. President, Skokie (Ill.) Hospital.

Pamela G. McNutt. Senior vice president and chief information officer, Methodist Health System (Dallas).

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD. President, Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals (Boston).

Peggy Nalepaa, MD. President and CEO, Peninsula Regional Health System (Salisbury, Md.).

Judith Persichilli. President and CEO, Catholic Healthcare East (Newtown Square, Pa.).

Andrea Price. President and CEO, Mercy (Toledo, Ohio).

Deborah Proctor. President and CEO, St. Joseph Health System (Orange, Calif.).

Mary Prybylo. President and CEO, St. Joseph Hospital (Bangor, Maine).

Paula Register. Senior vice president of physician, ambulatory and continuum services, Carondelet Health Network (Tucson).

Tracy Rogers. Vice president of operations, Alexian Brothers Health System (Arlington Heights, Ill.).

Dawn Rudolf. President and CEO, Saint Thomas Hospital (Nashville, Tenn.).

Linda B. Russell. CEO, The Women's Hospital of Texas (Houston).

Valinda Rutledge. Director of the Patient Care Models Group, CMS' Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

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

Rachel Seifert. Executive vice president, secretary and general counsel, Community Health Systems (Brentwood, Tenn.).

Brigitte Shaw. CEO, Pepin Heart Hospital and Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute (Tampa, Fla.).

Deb Staples. COO, Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia).

Pamela J. Stoyanoff. Executive vice president and COO, Methodist Health System (Dallas).

Sandra A. Van Trease. Group president, BJC Healthcare (St. Louis).

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

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

Margaret Van Bree. CEO, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (Houston).

Jamie Welch. Chief information officer, Louisiana Rural Hospital Coalition and the Louisiana Rural Health Information Exchange.

Phyllis Wingate-Jones. President, Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast (Concord, N.C.). 


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