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The Top Women Leaders Healthcare — 2022

By | February 21 st,  2022 | women executives, Modern Healthcare, women leaders, Blog, diversity, women, MHWomen, Top Women Leaders, Top Women Leaders in Healthcare, WLIH | Add A Comment

 

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Furst Group and NuBrick Partners are proud to sponsor and support the Top Women Leaders in Healthcare, the awards program created by Modern Healthcare. This is our 14th year of sponsoring the program, which culminates in an awards gala that will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, IL on July 14, 2022.

 

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2022 Top Women Leaders in Healthcare 

Odette-Bolano

 

Odette Bolano,

President and Chief Executive Officer, Saint Alphonsus Health System

 
Roz-Brewer

 

Roz Brewer,

Chief Executive Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

 
Maxine-Carrington

 

Maxine Carrington,

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Northwell Health

 
Suja-Chandrasekaran

 

Suja Chandrasekaran,

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer, CommonSpirit Health

 
Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips

 

Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips,

President of Clinical Care Operations, Providence

 

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Carladenise Edwards,

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Henry Ford Health System

 

 

 
Laura-L.-Forese

 

Dr. Laura Forese,

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian

 
Tina-Freese-Decker

 

Tina Freese Decker,

President and Chief Executive Officer, Spectrum Health

 

Gregory-Audrey

 

Audrey Gregory,

President and Chief Executive Officer, AdventHealth, Central Florida Division-North Region

 

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Diane Hansen,

President and Chief Executive Officer, Palomar Health

 

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Catherine Jacobson,

President and Chief Executive Officer, Froedtert Health

 
Laura-Kaiser

 

Laura Kaiser,

President and Chief Executive Officer, SSM Health

 
Kim-Keck

 

Kim Keck,

President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association

 
Cheryl-Lulias

 

Cheryl Lulias,

President and Chief Executive Officer, Medical Home Network

 

 

 
TammyLundstrom

 

Dr. Tammy Lundstrom,

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Trinity Health

 
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Rosanna Morris,

Chief Operating Officer, MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

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Sammie Mosier,

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, HCA Healthcare

 
Dr-Janice-Nevin

 

Dr. Janice Nevin,

President and Chief Executive Officer, ChristianaCare Health System
 
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Pegus-Cheryl

 

Dr. Cheryl Pegus,

Executive Vice President of Health & Wellness, Walmart

 
Mary-Pittman

 

Mary Pittman,

President and Chief Executive Officer, Public Health Institute

 
Deb-Rice-Johnson

 

Deborah Rice-Johnson,

Chief Executive Officer of Diversified Businesses and Chief Growth Officer, Highmark Health

 

 
Melinda-Richter

 

Melinda Richter,

Global Head, JLABS, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Johnson & Johnson

 

 
Kara-Trott

 

Kara Trott,

Founder and former Chief Executive Officer, Quantum Health

 
Deborah-Visconi

 

Deborah Visconi,

President and Chief Executive Officer, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

 
Phoebe-Yang

 

Phoebe Yang,

General Manager of Healthcare, Amazon Web Services

 
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2021 Luminaries 

 

Cynthia-Hundorfean

 

Cynthia Hundorfean,

President and Chief Executive Officer, Allegheny Health Network

Janet_Liang

 

Janet Liang,

Executive Vice President, Group President and Chief Operating Officer, Care Delivery, Kaiser Permanente

Candice-Saunders

 

Candice Saunders,

President and Chief Executive Officer, WellStar Health System

 

Dr-Susan-Turney

Dr. Susan Turney,

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marshfield Clinic Health System

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Ruth Williams-Brinkley,

President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States

 

 

2021 Women Leaders to Watch 

In addition, here are the 10 executives chosen as Women Leaders to Watch:

 

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Lymaris Albors,

Chief Executive Officer, Acacia Network

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Nancy Batista-Rodriguez,

Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Outpatient Services, Baptist Health South Florida

Stacia-Cohen

 

Stacia Cohen,

Executive Vice President of Health Services, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Karen-Fisher-JD

 

Karen Fisher,

Chief Public Policy Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges

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Deborah-Gordon-1

 

Deborah Gordon,

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Legal Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System

Nierstedt-Kelly

 

Kelly Nierstedt,

Senior Vice President, Orlando Health

President, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies

Wylecia-Wiggs-Harris

 

Wylecia Wiggs Harris,

Chief Executive Officer, American Health Information Management Association

Sylvia-Young

 

Sylvia Young,

President and Chief Executive Officer, HealthONE, HCA Healthcare's Continental Division

YiDing-Yu

 

Dr. YiDing Yu,

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Olive

Caitlin-Zulla

 

Caitlin Zulla,

Chief Executive Officer, Surgical Care Affiliates

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From Brigham and Women’s to the NFL, Elizabeth Nabel looks to make an impact

By | August 26 th,  2015 | risk, cardiologist, heart disease, Modern Healthcare, NFL, NHLBI, president, Red Dress Heart Truth, Blog, intellectual humility, value-based care, women, academic medical centers, Brigham and Women's Health Care, Elizabeth Nabel, Top 25 Women in Healthcare | Add A Comment

 

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One in a series of interviews with Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2015.

 

Elizabeth Nabel already was one of the nation’s premier cardiologists and researchers before she began leading the respected Brigham and Women’s Health Care system in Boston as president in 2010.

 

Yet even with such an impeccable pedigree, she has never been shy about taking risks. She took on a very visible role earlier this year as the first-ever chief health and medical advisor to the NFL. And when she was director of the government’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, she worked with commercial industries – even Diet Coke – to spread the message that women were just as susceptible to heart issues as men.

 

“For me, these positions aren’t about visibility, but about the impact I can make,” Nabel says. “I feel it’s important to be a positive deviant, to have the courage to take risks and stand up for what you believe in, and not be afraid to be different or unpopular to get something done.”

 

While the NFL recently has had its share of controversy, she sees her role as an opportunity to make sports safer for people far beyond the professional level.

 

“The NFL has the opportunity to innovate in a way that will impact the health and safety of all athletes of all kinds, at all levels. I see this partnership as a great way to apply the knowledge acquired through the efforts of the NFL to the greater population of professional, amateur and recreational athletes.”

 

Before taking on her current position at Brigham and Women’s, Nabel served as director of the NHLBI from 2005 to 2009. It was there that she sought to drive change by launching the Red Dress Heart Truth campaign that still is going strong today.

 

The Red Dress, she says, “is a symbol of women and heart disease. Our goal was to raise awareness about heart disease in women to encourage them to take action and improve their heart health.”

 

Nabel lined up 150 partners, including 50 companies, to spread awareness. That included Diet Coke, which stamped the campaign on its cans and delivered a visibility that the government agency couldn’t have touched on its own.

 

“The strategy wasn’t without risk, and it earned me some harsh public criticism from detractors who felt it wasn’t the place of government to ally so closely with industry,” she says. “But I firmly believed it was the right thing to do, and looking back I consider these partnerships instrumental to The Heart Truth’s tremendous success.”

 

Due in part to the campaign, Nabel says heart disease awareness among women has risen to nearly 70 percent, compared to 34 percent just a decade ago.

 

As a cardiologist, Nabel’s concern for women’s heart health is natural, yet there is a deep-seated connection to an incident early in her career.

 

“One night, a 32-year-old woman arrived in the emergency room where I worked,” she says. “She described vague symptoms: aches, fatigue, a low-grade fever – nothing terribly specific. I ran some tests, didn’t find anything telling, and sent her home with Tylenol. Two days later she came back with a full-blown heart attack.”

 

Nabel was stunned – it contradicted her medical education that males were typically the only gender with heart issues.

 

“I had been trained by the best,” she continues, “and the best had taught me what the best had taught them: Heart disease was a man’s disease, and the primary symptom of heart attacks was chest pain, which my patient did not have. Thank goodness, that woman survived. The experience stayed with me, and I recognized the need to raise awareness about women’s heart health.”

 

If you called that incident a humbling experience, Nabel might agree – she sees no need for egos where patient care is concerned. In fact, she delivered a fascinating TED talk on the need for intellectual humility. From her vantage point at Brigham and Women’s, she stresses the need for those who work in healthcare to admit what they don’t yet know.

 

“An essential part of our mission at BWHC is to educate the next generation of healthcare providers,” she says. “Based on my experiences as a physician and researcher, I believe it’s vital for future healthcare providers to understand the importance of challenging the known and putting our ‘knowledge’ to the test.”

 

Admitting what you don’t know, she says, can actually be the starting point for breakthroughs.

 

“An oft-shunned word—ignorance—carries great importance when we consider it as the driver of scientific inquiry, and thus, the molder of new knowledge. Yet when myths—such as heart disease as a man’s disease—are widely believed to be facts, ignorance can kill. If we can help the next generation of care providers embrace the idea of humility, it will open the door for a wider range of new discoveries that will ultimately save lives.”

 

With value-based care becoming the holy grail in healthcare, discovery and innovation are sorely needed, Nabel says. Yet the pressures on academic medical centers are multiplying, from readmission penalties to cuts in NIH funding.

 

“In the context of healthcare’s new economic reality, innovation is more important than ever,” she says. “The answers to so many of the challenges we face in healthcare are so close – it is incumbent upon us to provide an environment where solutions can be cultivated and future innovations can flourish.”

 

Nabel hopes the game-changers that are within reach don’t get derailed by outside forces.
“We must help the policymakers and the public understand that investments in biomedical research drive improvements in patient care, which could ultimately reduce cost.”

 

 

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