TOP 25 WOMEN IN HEALTH­CARE

Modern Healthcare - - TOP 25 WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE 2017 -

An­nette Walker PROV­I­DENCE ST. JOSEPH HEALTH REN­TON, WA

Walker is pres­i­dent of strat­egy for Prov­i­dence St. Joseph Health— the not-for-profit health sys­tem formed through the merger of Prov­i­dence Health & Ser­vices and St. Joseph Health. She’s also CEO of the St. Joseph Health di­vi­sion. She is re­spon­si­ble for all strat­egy, mar­ket­ing, busi­ness de­vel­op­ment and project man­age­ment op­er­a­tions across the Prov­i­dence St. Joseph sys­tem. The sys­tem has more than 100,000 care­givers at 50 hos­pi­tals and 829 clin­ics across seven states in the Western U.S. Walker has been with St. Joseph Health for al­most 12 years, pre­vi­ously serv­ing as ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent for strate­gic ser­vices. She is a fre­quent speaker and has pub­lished nu­mer­ous ar­ti­cles on health­care qual­ity.

Marla We­ston ANA EN­TER­PRISE SIL­VER SPRING, MD

We­ston is CEO of the ANA En­ter­prise and for the past eight years has served as CEO of it sub­sidiary, the Amer­i­can Nurses As­so­ci­a­tion, a lead­ing mem­ber­ship and ad­vo­cacy or­ga­ni­za­tion for the pro­fes­sion. She also over­sees the Amer­i­can Nurses Foun­da­tion and the Amer­i­can Nurses Cre­den­tial­ing Cen­ter, also ANA En­ter­prise units. Be­fore join­ing the ANA in 2009, We­ston served at the U.S. Vet­er­ans Health­care Ad­min­is­tra­tion, first as pro­gram di­rec­tor in the Of­fice of Nurs­ing Ser­vices and then as deputy chief of­fi­cer in the agency’s Work­force Man­age­ment and Con­sult­ing Of­fice. In those roles she man­aged pro­grams and ini­tia­tives de­signed to sup­port care­givers in the VHA and to pro­mote nurse re­ten­tion in the health sys­tem.

Mar­i­lyn Taven­ner AMER­ICA’S HEALTH IN­SUR­ANCE PLANS WASH­ING­TON, DC

Since July 2015, Taven­ner has been pres­i­dent and CEO of Amer­ica’s Health In­sur­ance Plans, the dom­i­nant lob­by­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion for the health in­sur­ance in­dus­try. She is a former CMS ad­min­is­tra­tor, ap­pointed by Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on an in­terim ba­sis in 2011 af­ter the de­par­ture of Dr. Don Ber­wick. She was of­fi­cially con­firmed for the post in 2013. She played a high-pro­file role dur­ing the ini­tial im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Af­ford­able Care Act, in­clud­ing over­sight of the state and fed­eral in­sur­ance ex­changes and rule­mak­ing for ex­pan­sion of the Med­i­caid pro­gram, cur­rently in place in 31 states and the Dis­trict of Columbia. Taven­ner worked as a nurse and an ex­ec­u­tive at for-profit hos­pi­tal chain HCA be­fore en­ter­ing the fed­eral gov­ern­ment.

Emma Walm­s­ley GLAXOSMITHKLINE BRENTFORD, U. K.; PA

When Walm­s­ley takes over for An­drew Witty as CEO of GlaxoSmithKline in March, she will be the first woman to head a top global phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany. She joined GSK in 2010 af­ter spend­ing 17 years work­ing for cos­met­ics gi­ant L’Oreal. She has been a mem­ber of GSK’s cor­po­rate ex­ec­u­tive team since 2011 and served as the CEO of GSK Con­sumer Health­care, a joint ven­ture be­tween GSK and No­var­tis, which was cre­ated in March 2015. GSK Con­sumer Health­care is one of the world’s largest con­sumer health com­pa­nies, de­vel­op­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing prod­ucts in well­ness, nu­tri­tion, oral health and skin care. Walm­s­ley takes the helm in a chal­leng­ing mar­ket for drug com­pa­nies, es­pe­cially in the U.S. mar­ket where pharma is un­der in­ten­si­fy­ing pres­sure over soar­ing prices.

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