Women to Watch pro­files

Rec­og­niz­ing high achiev­ers hold­ing ad­min­is­tra­tive/ex­ec­u­tive-level po­si­tions in all sec­tors of health­care at all stages of their ca­reers .

Modern Healthcare - - TOP 25 WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE 2017 -

Dr. Ju­lia An­drieni

Vice pres­i­dent of pop­u­la­tion health, Hous­ton Methodist; pres­i­dent and CEO, Hous­ton Methodist Physi­cians’ Al­liance for Qual­ity An­drieni’s fo­cus has long been on im­prov­ing pop­u­la­tion health. That’s a key ob­jec­tive of the work she leads at Hous­ton Methodist Physi­cians’ Al­liance for Qual­ity, which pro­motes physi­cian col­lab­o­ra­tion to pro­vide ex­cel­lence in care de­liv­ery, pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion and out­comes through qual­ity ini­tia­tives and pop­u­la­tion health pro­grams.

Chris­tine Can­dio

CEO, St. Luke’ s Hos­pi­tal, Ch­ester field, Mo. Can­dio has served as CEO since Jan­uary 2015. St. Luke’s op­er­a­tions in­clude a 493-bed hos­pi­tal as well as more than two dozen other care sites in the St. Louis area. Can­dio, who be­gan her health­care ca­reer as a nurse, pre­vi­ously was CEO for six years at Inova Alexan­dria Hos­pi­tal in North­ern Vir­ginia.

Dr. Mandy Co­hen

Health and Hu­man Ser­vices sec­re­tary, state of North Carolina In Jan­uary, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper nom­i­nated Co­hen to lead the state agency, cit­ing her back­ground as a physi­cian and in health­care pol­icy cir­cles. Co­hen most re­cently served as chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer and chief of staff at the CMS. Pre­vi­ously she was prin­ci­pal deputy di­rec­tor of the CMS’ Cen­ter for Con­sumer In­for­ma­tion and In­sur­ance Over­sight, mon­i­tor­ing the health in­sur­ance mar­ket­place and pri­vate in­sur­ance reg­u­la­tion.

Dr. Laura Forese

Ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer, New York-Pres­by­te­rian Forese is re­spon­si­ble for all of the med­i­cal cen­ter’s op­er­a­tions and for im­ple­ment­ing its pa­tient-cen­tered ap­proach to care. She first joined New York-Pres­by­te­rian Hos­pi­tal in 2003 as vice pres­i­dent of med­i­cal af­fairs and served in other ex­ec­u­tive roles be­fore be­ing pro­moted to her cur­rent po­si­tions. Forese, a pe­di­atric or­tho­pe­dic sur­geon, has been a Columbia fac­ulty mem­ber since 1993.

Sally Hurt-Deitch

Mar­ket CEO, the Hos­pi­tals of Prov­i­dence, El Paso, Texas Hurt-Deitch, a na­tive of El Paso, was born in one of the hos­pi­tals she now leads. Her re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in­clude over­see­ing the strate­gic, op­er­a­tional and clin­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties of a provider net­work that now in­cludes four hos­pi­tals, five imag­ing cen­ters, two am­bu­la­tory surgery cen­ters, four ur­gent-care cen­ters and seven women’s ser­vices clin­ics. She started her health­care ca­reer in nurs­ing.

Kathy Lan­caster

Ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer, Kaiser Per man en te, Oak­land, Calif. Lan­caster, Kaiser’s CFO since 2005, has ac­count­abil­ity for a wide range of de­part­ments, in­clud­ing the con­troller’s of­fice, trea­sury and cap­i­tal plan­ning, as well as op­er­at­ing groups such as sup­ply chain, fi­nan­cial ser­vices and rev­enue cy­cle. She also pro­vides fi­nan­cial lead­er­ship for all Kaiser re­gions and na­tional busi­ness units.

Sue Schick

Chief growth of­fi­cer, United Health­care Com­mu­nity& State, Minne tonk a, M inn. Schick over­sees the strate­gic direc­tion of United Health care’ s Med­i­caid di­vi­sion. She helps lead a unit that rep­re­sents a $23 bil­lion busi­ness serv­ing nearly 6 mil­lion mem­bers in 24 states in­clud­ing the Dis­trict of Columbia. Schick is in charge of de­sign­ing strate­gies to sup­port both the gov­ern­men­tal cus­tomers as well as the in­di­vid­ual plan mem­bers.

Dr. Kather­ine Schneider

CEO, Delaware Val­ley A CO, Rad nor, Pa. Since 2014, Schneider has led one of the na­tion’s largest Medi­care ac­count­able care or­ga­ni­za­tions. It’s owned by Jef­fer­son Health and Main Line Health, two large sys­tems serv­ing the Philadel­phia area. Delaware Val­ley com­prises more than 100 care-de­liv­ery sites and nearly 700 pri­mary-care physi­cians. Un­der Schneider’s lead­er­ship, the ACO has seen a 700% growth in its pa­tient pop­u­la­tion.

Marla Sil­li­man

Se­nior ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of chil­dren’ s and women’ s health ser­vices, Flor­ida Hos­pi­tal; CEO of Flor­ida Hos­pi­tal for Chil­dren, Or­lando Sil­li­man, who has more than 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in health­care, has worked as a reg­is­tered nurse, con­sul­tant and now leads from the C-suite. In her 13-year ca­reer with Flor­ida Hos­pi­tal, she has been in­stru­men­tal in de­vel­op­ing Flor­ida Hos­pi­tal for Chil­dren, the Johns Hop­kins Chil­dren’s Heart Surgery Pro­gram at Flor­ida Hos­pi­tal and the Women’s Mo­bile Health Pro­gram in Cen­tral Flor­ida.

Dr. Suzanne White

Ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer, Detroit Med­i­cal Cen­ter At DMC, White has re­spon­si­bil­ity for sys­temwide qual­ity improvement, pa­tient safety, med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion, clin­i­cal re­search and reg­u­la­tory af­fairs. She comes from a back­ground in emer­gency pre­pared­ness and dis­as­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion and has served as a fac­ulty mem­ber and chair of the emer­gency medicine depart­ment at Wayne State Uni­ver­sity School of Medicine in Detroit.

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