As this year's list of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare reveals, women are challenging the male-dominated top echelons of healthcare in increasing numbers on all fronts: within hospitals, healthcare vendors, philanthropies, government agencies and associations. While people may disagree about whether women and men bring different qualities to their leadership styles, few would argue that the growing influence of women in healthcare is a negative development, given how many women enter the healthcare system and make healthcare decisions for their families every day.
Top 25 Women in Healthcare - 2007
Second biennial list of top women in healthcare
Joanne BauerPresident Kimberly-Clark Health Care
Elizabeth BelmontCorporate Counsel Main Health
Angela BralyEVP and General Counsel WellPoint Health Networks Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Carolyn ClancyDirectorAHRQ Washington, D.C.
Hillary ClintonU.S. Senator U.S. Senate Washington
Janet CorriganNational Quality Forum
Irene CummingPresident and CEO The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, Kan.
Jennifer DaleyChief Medical Officer Tenet Healthcare Corp. Dallas
Karen DavisPresident Commonwealth Fund New York
Rose Ann DeMoroExecutive Director California Nurses Association Oakland, Calif.
Janet DillionePresident of healthcare IT division Siemens Medical Solutions Malvern, Pa.
Julie GerberdingDirector Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Washington
Alyson GilesPresident and CEO Catholic Medical Center Manchester, N.H.
Vicky GreggPresident and CEO BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Chattanooga, Tenn.
Ann HendrichVP of Clinical Excellence Operations Ascension Health St. Louis
Karen IgnagniPresident and CEO America's Health Insurance Plans Washington
Carol KeehanPresident and CEO Catholic Health Association
Linda KlossCEO AHIMA Chicago
Risa Lavizzo-MoureyPresident and CEO Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Mary MedinaExecutive Director GNYHA Center for Trustee Initiatives New York
Debra OsteenPresdident/behavioral health Universal Health Services King of Prussia, Pa.
Carolyn ScanlanPresident and CEO Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
Nancy SchlichtingPresident and CEO Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Donna SollenbergerPresident and cEO University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Madison, Wis.
Shirley WeisChief Administrative Officer Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn.
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