IRENE THOMP­SON

Modern Healthcare - - 2013 TOP 25 WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE -

Irene Thomp­son was named pres­i­dent and CEO of the Univer­sity Health­Sys­tem Con­sor­tium in 2007. Be­fore join­ing UHC—an al­liance of 119 aca­demic med­i­cal cen­ters and nearly 300 af­fil­i­ated hos­pi­tals that works to im­prove their clin­i­cal, op­er­a­tional and fi­nan­cial per­for­mance—Thomp­son served as pres­i­dent and CEO of the Univer­sity of Kansas Med­i­cal Cen­ter for more than a decade. At UHC, Thomp­son is re­spon­si­ble for over­see­ing op­er­a­tions, strat­egy and mem­ber en­gage­ment.

“THE RIS­ING NUM­BER OF WOMEN LEAD­ERS in health­care has … fos­tered a more bal­anced ap­proach to se­nior man­age­ment and es­tab­lished the cred­i­bil­ity of women in se­nior lead­er­ship.”

– SIS­TER CAROL KEE­HAN | CATHOLIC HEALTH AS­SO­CI­A­TION

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