Molly Coye may be a woman for all seasons, but for now she has to be content with being one group's 2003 Woman of the Year.
She received that honor from the Women Health Care Executives (WHCE) of Northern California. Coye is the founder and CEO of San Francisco-based HealthTech, a not-for-profit that forecasts the impact of emerging technologies on the hospital industry (June 9, p. 32). HealthTech also develops decision tools to guide hospital and healthcare system investment in new technology.
Coye also is a board member of the American Hospital Association, a member of the Institute of Medicine, a former director of the California Department of Health Services and former commissioner of New Jersey's department of health. A Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine-trained physician who is board-certified by the American College of Preventative Medicine, Coye is fluent in Spanish and Chinese. She has served as a consultant with the World Health Organization and other groups.
"Her visionary leadership, creativity, humanity and commitment are helping to guide healthcare into an exciting and promising future," the WHCE said. The organization is sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives.