Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare – 2008
Executive Vice President and CEO, Sparrow Health System
As executive vice president and chief operating officer of 560-bed Sparrow Health System, Lansing, Mich., Andrea Price holds the No. 2 executive position overseeing a system that includes two acute-care hospitals and a specialty hospital. In addition to recruiting a chief executive officer and developing a turnaround plan for 25-bed Ionia County (Mich.) Memorial Hospital, Price, 48, designed and implemented a coaching and mentoring program to refine the leadership skills of those in upper management. Before arriving at Sparrow in 2006, she spent 10 years as the executive vice president and COO, including stints as the interim president and CEO, at Hurley Medical Center, a 461-bed public teaching hospital in Flint, Mich.