TOP 25 WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE
Sister Carol Keehan CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION WASHINGTON, DC
Since 2005, Keehan has been president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, which has 620 member hospitals across the country. In that role, she has served as a tireless advocate for faith-based healthcare and access to health services for all. Keehan began her healthcare career as a nurse in 1965 when she joined the Daughters of Charity Healthcare System. She went on to hold a number of administrative roles, including vice president for nursing and ambulatory care at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. She served as the hospital’s CEO from 1989 to 2004. She was awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (Cross for the Church and Pontiff) by Pope Benedict XVI for her dedication to “carrying on the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”
Beverly Malone NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING WASHINGTON, DC
Malone has been CEO of the National League for Nursing since 2007. The organization is one of the largest nursing membership organizations, representing nursing faculty, schools of nursing and nursing leaders, with more than 40,000 individuals and 1,200 institutional members. During her long career in healthcare, Malone has worked in a variety of positions, including policy, education, administration and clinical practice. During the 1980s, she was dean of the School of Nursing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. In 2000, she became deputy assistant secretary for health at HHS after serving four years on President Bill Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry.
Sarah Krevans SUTTER HEALTH SACRAMENTO, CA
Krevans became president and CEO at Sutter Health in January 2016, succeeding longtime chief executive Pat Fry. She first joined Sutter in 1999 as senior vice president of managed Care. In 2000, Krevans became president of Sutter’s Sacramento Sierra Region, a position she held for 11 years. As chief operating officer from 2012 to 2015, she had oversight responsibilities for a network of five multispecialty physician medical foundations, 24 acute-care hospitals, 34 outpatient surgery centers, and comprehensive home-care programs serving 3 million patients across Northern California. Previous roles included acting director of Medicaid, health planning and licensing for the state of Maine; and a number of administrative positions at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.
Karen Lynch AETNA HARTFORD, CT
In 2015, Lynch became president of Aetna, the first woman to serve in that role in the company’s 160-year history. She has strategic oversight of the insurer’s commercial, government and specialty businesses, which represent 95% of Aetna’s revenue. Lynch joined Aetna in 2012 as executive vice president and head of specialty products. In 2013, she assumed management of local and regional businesses and successfully led Aetna’s integration efforts involving its acquisition of Coventry Health Care. Before joining Aetna, Lynch held executive positions at Cigna and served as president at Magellan Health Services, a managed-care company with a focus on behavioral heath services.