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Top 25 diverse executives head to Chicago in June

By | March 11 th,  2016 | Blog | Add A Comment


Modern Healthcare plans to honor the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare for 2016 on the evening of June 8 in Chicago.


The awards banquet, sponsored by Furst Group, will be held at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower and honor 25 of the most powerful executives in the healthcare industry, in addition to 10 additional diverse leaders selected as People to Watch.


Early-bird tickets ($270 each) are available through April 21. For more information or to register, click here.


Here is the complete list of honorees::


  • Kelvin Baggett, SVP and chief clinical officer, Tenet
  • Georges Benjamin, executive director, American Public Health Association
  • Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO, KentuckyOne Health
  • Ben Carson, former presidential candidate, author, speaker
  • Lloyd Dean, president and CEO, Dignity Health
  • Kenneth Frazier, CEO, Merck
  • Trent Haywood, SVP and CMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  • John Kapoor, chairman, president and CEO, Insys Therapeutics
  • Joe Kiani, chairman and CEO, Masimo Corp.
  • Wright Lassiter III, president, Henry Ford Health system
  • Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Kevin Lofton, CEO, Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Patricia Maryland, president of healthcare operations and COO, Ascension Health
  • Tauana McDonald, SVP of clinical business operations, Trinity Health
  • Carlos Migoya, president and CEO, Jackson Health System
  • Vivek Murthy, U.S. surgeon general
  • Philip Ozuah, EVP and chief operating officer, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Ram Raju, president and CEO, NYC Health & Hospitals
  • Prem Reddy, chairman and CEO, Prime Healthcare Services
  • Bruce Siegel, president and CEO, America’s Essential Hospitals
  • Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder, NantHealth
  • Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
  • A. Eugene Washington, president and CEO, Duke University Health System; chancellor for health affairs, Duke University
  • Eugene Woods, incoming president and CEO, Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, U.S. Defense Department

    In addition, here are the 10 leaders chosen as People to Watch:


  • Debra Canales, EVP and chief people and experience officer, Providence Health and Services
  • Leon Clark, chairman, research administration department, Mayo Clinic
  • Claudia Fegan, executive medical officer, Cook County Health and Hospital System
  • Delvecchio Finley, CEO, Alameda Health System
  • Sachin Jain, COO and chief medical officer, CareMore Health System
  • Sumit Nagpal, co-founder and CEO, LumiraDx USA
  • Ketul Patel, CEO, CHI Franciscan Health, and SVP of division operations for the Pacific Northwest Region, Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Pamela Sutton-Wallace, CEO, University of Virginia Medical Center
  • Nicholas Tejeda, CEO, The Hospitals of Providence, East Campus
  • Ije-Enu Udeze, chief of staff, office of the CEO, Kaiser Permanente


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