As 2018 begins, hospitals and health systems are implementing new improvement plans and setting the tone for the months to come—including a number of senior leadership changes. The healthcare industry is becoming increasingly complex, requiring hospital and health system leaders to have extensive knowledge of the field as well as be able to adapt to new problems quickly as they arise.

C-suite executives in the healthcare industry face a host of challenges, many of which were exacerbated throughout 2017. Healthcare executives combat issues like physician shortages, patient loyalty, and a shortage of technical knowledge regarding electronic health (EHR) systems. Combined with a lack of federal funding, policy changes, and the shift to value-based care, c-level healthcare executives are in a unique position that leaders in other industries may not understand. This gives healthcare administrators special influence in their own industry and beyond.

The following Definitive List contains the 50 most recent c-suite and executive appointments for hospitals and health systems.

2018's Top 50 Hospital & Health System Executive Moves 

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NameTitlePrevious EmployerNew EmployerDate of MoveExplore This Dataset
1. Kevin Abel CEO Lake Chelan Community Hospital North Valley Hospital April 2, 2018 Explore This Profile
2. Kevin DeRonde CEO Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons Mahaska Health Partnership Feb 19, 2018 Explore This Profile
3. Joe Reppert CFO N/A Adventist Health Feb 1, 2018 Explore This Profile
4. Michael Dacey, MD Executive VP & Chief Clinical Operations Officer Kent County Memorial Hospital Riverside Health System Jan 22, 2018 Explore This Profile
5. Denise Schepici President & CEO MetroWest Medical Center Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Jan 16, 2018 Explore This Profile
6. Mark Miller COO Lake City Medical Center Grand Strand Medical Center Jan 8, 2018 Explore This Profile
7. Helen S. Mayberg, MD Director Emory University School of Medicine Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics at Mount Sinai Jan 8, 2018 Explore This Profile
8. Lesley G. Rehak, MSN, RN, CCRN-CSC Associate CNO Forbes Hospital Medical Center of Aurora Jan 8, 2018 Explore This Profile
9. Christopher Howe, RN CEO Regional Hospital of Scranton Plateau Medical Center Jan 4, 2018 Explore This Profile
10. Anthony Tartaglia Chairman of the Board Southern California Gas Company* Valley Presbyterian Hospital Jan 4, 2018 Explore This Profile
11. Sharon Thornton President Sun Health Foundation MemorialCare Health System Jan 4, 2018 Explore This Profile
12. Harrison Bane President BaneCare Skilled Nursing Facility Good Samaritan Medical Center Jan 4, 2018 Explore This Profile
13. Douglas B. Jackson Executive Director of Provider Relations - Acuity Hospital of South Texas Jan 3, 2018 Explore This Profile
14. Jamie Ulmer CEO Rural Health Services Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center Jan 3, 2018 Explore This Profile
15. Jennifer Maher CEO Sutter Davis Hospital Sutter Roseville Medical Center Jan 2, 2018 Explore This Profile
16. Ronnie Ursin, DNB, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE President & CEO Northern Louisiana Medical Center Jennersville Hospital Jan 2, 2018 Explore This Profile
17. Donna Richardson, MBA Vice President & Chief Development Officer Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health Sheppard Pratt Health System Jan 2, 2018 Explore This Profile
18. Brent Antczak CEO Washington County Hospital Palo Alto Community Hospital Jan 2, 2018 Explore This Profile
19. Thomas Marchozzi Executive VP & CFO - Lehigh Valley Health Network Jan 1, 2018 Explore This Profile
20. Arthur Douville, MD CMO Good Samaritan Hospital St Louise Regional Hospital & O’Connor Hospital Jan 1, 2018 Explore This Profile
21. Arthur Lauretano, MD CMO Lowell General Hospital Circle Health Jan 1, 2018 Explore This Profile
22. Michael Coyle CEO Coteau des Prairies Hospital and Clinic Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital Early 2018 Explore This Profile
23. Ann Szapor Vice President & CNO Ocala Regional Medical Center Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital Dec 27, 2017 Explore This Profile
24. Jorge F. Hernandez Vice President of Supply Chain & Chief Procurement Officer Tenet Healthcare Broward Health Dec 27, 2017 Explore This Profile
25. Tommy Ibrahim, MD Chief Medical Officer Mercy Health Network Integris Health Dec 27, 2017 Explore This Profile
26. Jeffrey Hoelscher Public Affairs Officer N/A Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital Dec 26, 2017 Explore This Profile
27. Sarah Colley, JD, MHA, PHR Vice President of Human Resources Regional One Health Baptist Health Care Dec 26, 2017 Explore This Profile
28. Andrew K. Ta, MD, MBA Chief Medical Officer South Miami CritiCare Broward Health Dec 26, 2017 Explore This Profile
29. Trent Green President Legacy Medical Group Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Dec 24, 2017 Explore This Profile
30. Gina Frack CEO Norton County Health Department Norton County Hospital Dec 23, 2017 Explore This Profile
31. Cindy Danner CNO N/A Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton Dec 23, 2017 Explore This Profile
32. Larry Allen, MD Chief Physician Executive N/A Goshen Health Hospital Dec 23, 2017 Explore This Profile
33. Steve Altmiller President & CEO Good Shepherd Health System Camden Clark Medical Center Dec 22, 2017 Explore This Profile
34. Courtney Stephenson, MSN, RN Assistant CNO Northside Hospital Medical Center of Trinity Dec 21, 2017 Explore This Profile
35. Stephanie Laws, MSN, RN Vice President & Administrator Terre Haute Union Hospital Clinton Dec 21, 2017 Explore This Profile
36. Colette Menzel, PhD COO & CFO Corra Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center Dec 20, 2017 Explore This Profile
37. Jennifer Schmidt, MSN, RN CNO Tulane Medical Center Lakeview Regional Medical Center Dec 20, 2017 Explore This Profile
38. Chris J. Osentowski Chief Development Officer N/A Medical City Plano/Frisco Dec 20, 2017 Explore This Profile
39. Amanda Basso CEO Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network Crossroads Community Hospital Dec 18, 2017Explore This Profile
41. Trish Baise CEO N/A Franklin Woods Community & Woodridge Hospital Dec 18, 2017 Explore This Profile
42. Matthew Schaefer COO Texas Children’s Hospital Children’s Hospital of New Orleans Dec 18, 2017 Explore This Profile
43. Edward Abraham CEO & Executive VP of Health Affairs N/A University of Miami Health System Dec 18, 2017 Explore This Profile
44. Kristin McManmon President OhioHealth Ascension Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Dec 14, 2017 Explore This Profile
45. Brad Hull CFO Dale Medical Center Saint Thomas Health Dec 13, 2017 Explore This Profile
46. James Raczek, MD CMO Eastern Maine Medical Center UPMC Pinnacle Dec 12, 2017 Explore This Profile
47. Lee B. Chaykin CEO HCA East Florida Aventura Hospital & Medical Center Dec 11, 2017 Explore This Profile
48. Hannah Gelbs COO West Houston Medical Center Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Dec 11, 2017 Explore This Profile
49. Eric Evans CEO East Houston Regional Medical Center Tomball Regional Medical Center Dec 11, 2017 Explore This Profile
50. Kerry Eaton, MS COO Gulf Coast Health Care System Health Quest Dec 8, 2017Explore This Profile

Fig 1. All data from Definitive Healthcare.

Note: An asterisk ( * ) indicates current or ongoing employment for Board members. N/A indicates the employee remained at the same place of employment. A dash ( - ) indicates no prior employment information was available at the time of publication.