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