TOP 25 WOMEN IN HEALTH­CARE

Modern Healthcare - - TOP 25 WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE 2017 -

Dr. Te­jal Gandhi NA­TIONAL PA­TIENT SAFETY FOUN­DA­TION BOS­TON, MA

Gandhi has been pres­i­dent and CEO of the Na­tional Pa­tient Safety Foun­da­tion since 2013. A prom­i­nent ad­vo­cate for qual­ity improvement in health­care de­liv­ery, her re­search in­ter­ests fo­cus on es­tab­lish­ing pa­tient-safety pro­grams and us­ing in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy to re­duce med­i­cal er­rors. Gandhi was for­merly ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of qual­ity and safety at Brigham and Women’s Hos­pi­tal in Bos­ton and chief qual­ity and safety of­fi­cer at the hos­pi­tal’s par­ent, Part­ners Health­Care Sys­tem. In each of those roles, she led ef­forts to stan­dard­ize and im­ple­ment pa­tient safety best prac­tices across the or­ga­ni­za­tion. Board-cer­ti­fied in in­ter­nal medicine, Gandhi also holds an ap­point­ment as as­so­ci­ate pro­fes­sor of medicine at Har­vard Med­i­cal School.

Laura Kaiser SSM HEALTH ST. LOUIS, MO

Kaiser be­comes CEO of SSM on May 1. The sys­tem, which has more than 8,500 physi­cians on staff, in­cludes 20 hos­pi­tals and 62 out­pa­tient-care sites, as well as an in­sur­ance com­pany and a phar­macy ben­e­fit man­age­ment com­pany. Kaiser joins SSM from Salt Lake City-based In­ter­moun­tain Health­care, where she has been the ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer for the past five years. In her role at In­ter­moun­tain, Kaiser has been re­spon­si­ble for op­er­a­tions at 22 hos­pi­tals, a med­i­cal group with more than 200 clin­ics, 1,400 physi­cians and the In­sti­tute for Health­care Lead­er­ship. Be­fore that she spent 15 years with As­cen­sion Health, in­clud­ing as pres­i­dent and CEO of Sa­cred Heart Health Sys­tem, a sub­sidiary in north­west Flor­ida.

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