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October 2019 Becker's Hospital Review

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51 105 physician leaders to know | 2019 Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to recognize the following physician leaders in the 2019 edition of the 105 physician leaders of hospitals and health systems list. All individuals featured on this list have demonstrated outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout their careers. Many of the physicians included have served in the top spots of multiple hospitals throughout their careers in addition to community boards and national organizations. ese physicians also led accomplished clinical careers, giving them unique insight into the healthcare industry. Becker's Hospital Review has published a version of this list since 2012. Imran Andrabi, MD. President and CEO of edaCare (Appleton, Wis.). Dr. Andrabi joined edaCare in 2017 as president and CEO, leading the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Wisconsin with 6,800 employees, seven hospitals, over 200,000 patients annually and 35 clinics. Previously, he was regional president and CEO of Mercy Health in the Toledo, Ohio, region. Dr. Andrabi has also served as a faculty member at the Medical College of Ohio and Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Lawrence Antonucci, MD. President and CEO of Lee Health (Fort Myers, Fla.). Dr. Antonucci leads Lee Health, a six-hospital system with 1,426 beds and nearly 1,500 physicians on staff. Since he took his position in 2017, quality, safety and patient experience have be- come the core values of the system, causing it to have multiple years of record financial success. Previously, Dr. Antonucci was an inde- pendently practicing OB-GYN before joining Lee Health in 2007 when he was named chief administrative officer for the system's Cape Coral Hospital. He later became COO of hospital services and then COO for the health system. Alejandro Arroliga, MD. CMO of Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). Dr. Arroliga is Baylor Scott & White Health's chief clini- cal leader, helping to shape the system's strategy for patient-centered care. He is accountable for clinical quality initiatives and physician leadership development. Dr. Arroliga also plays a big role in rein- forcing the system's culture of safety and zero harm as Baylor Scott & White transitions to value-based care. He also has a hand in the health system's research, academic efforts, clinical trials and drug development programs. Timothy Babineau, MD. President and CEO of Lifespan (Prov- idence, R.I.). Dr. Babineau was appointed president and CEO of Lifespan — Rhode Island's largest healthcare system, with over $2 billion in operating revenue, 1,165 beds and 15,600 employees — in 2018. Under his leadership, Lifespan was elected to serve on the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems board for three years. From 2008-15, he served as the president and CEO of Rhode Island Hospital and its pediatric division, Hasbro Children's Hos- pital. Dr. Babineau also was a professor of surgery and senior vice president and CMO for the University of Maryland. He has received numerous awards and honors and is a member of the board of direc- tors of Vizient and the administrative board of the Council of Teach- ing Hospitals and Health Systems. Charles Barbera, MD. Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Reading Hospital (West Reading, Pa.). Dr. Barbera is the chairman of the department of emergency medicine at Reading Hospital, the largest emergency department in Pennsylvania, with a level 1 trauma center, more than 450 employees and 135,000 patient visits annually. He has a passion for supporting and treating individu- als with substance use disorder, and thus implements a warm-handoff procedure that encourages addicts to enter treatment centers directly aer their hospital visit. Dr. Barbera was named the 2018 Berks Coun- ty Medical Hero by the American Red Cross Tri-County Chapter due to his commitment to creating safer communities. Patrick Battey, MD. CEO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Dr. Battey was appointed CEO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, a 643-bed hospi- tal with 4,000 healthcare professionals, in 2016. Under his leadership, the hospital focuses on patient experience and care. He continues to practice as a vascular surgeon and is specifically interested in carotid occlusive disease and the repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Paul Beaupré, MD. CEO of St. John's Medical Center (Jackson, Wyo.). Dr. Beaupré was appointed CEO of St. John's Medical Center in 2016. Prior to that, he served as CEO for six years at Good Samaritan Hospi- tal in San Jose, Calif. Under his leadership, Good Samaritan became a nationally recognized organization for its quality measures and patient safety. At Good Samaritan, he launched the Journey of Excellence strate- gy, which states, "Take care of patients and everything else will take care of itself." Prior to becoming CEO in 2010, Dr. Beaupré was also CMO and COO at Good Samaritan. He spent nearly 20 years as a practicing anesthesiologist before focusing on hospital administration. Amy Beiter, MD. CEO of EvergreenHealth (Kirkland, Wash.). As CEO of EvergreenHealth since 2018, Dr. Beiter leads an integrated healthcare system with 1,100 physicians in 70 different specialties serving a patient population of nearly 850,000. Dr. Beiter previously served as CEO and president for Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., helping it evolve from a community hospital to a tertiary care hospital. She worked to reduce turnover rates, retain management staff and strengthen the hospital's sense of community. She also served as CMO and medical di- rector for utilization management at St. Mary's. Dr. Beiter spends time volunteering and sharing her knowledge as board director for the Amer- ican Heart Association of Southern Arizona. Eric Bieber, MD. President and CEO of Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health System. Dr. Bieber has served as CEO of Rochester Regional Health since 2014. e system includes five local hospitals and over 16,000 employees. He is also a member of the board of directors of healthcare improvement company Premier and served many roles at University Hospitals in Cleveland, where he was the president of Com- munity Hospitals West Region and president of University Hospitals Ac- countable Care Organizations. Dr. Bieber was a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist before he took on hospital administrative roles. John Bonamo, MD. Executive Vice President and Chief Medical & Quality Officer of RWJBarnabas Health (West Orange, N.J.). Since 2015, Dr. Bonamo has been executive vice president, chief quality offi- cer and CMO of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest nonprofit integrated Sponsored by:

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