Top 25 Women Leaders
Teri Fontenot, 51
President and CEO, Women's Hospital
Since Teri Fontenot, 51, became president and CEO of 262-bed Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., net assets have grown from $61 million to $170 million and the hospital's birth rate has grown by almost 20%. Recently, Fontenot worked to pass a law protecting hospitals that provide regional referral services to Medicaid recipients from pay cuts being proposed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.