Who: Tom Strauss, 61
Current role: CEO of Summa Health, Akron, Ohio, a post he's held for the past 15 years at the four-hospital system. He will retire at the end of the year, but plans to hold a part-time leadership role with the Summa Foundation.
On Summa's newest partnership: Last year, Summa agreed to a deal with Catholic Health Partners, Cincinnati, now called Mercy Health. Mercy took a 30% stake in Summa and agreed to invest $250 million. “We went through a very deliberate process in July 2012 to look for a minority investment. We found one through Catholic Health Partners … that really allows us to have a partner to share in a mission, vision and values, invest serious dollars on our balance sheet and believe in the same view of healthcare for the future.”