Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare – 2008
President and CEO, Lake Hospital System
Cynthia Moore-Hardy, 50, spent nine years in nursing before deciding to go into hospital administration. Within another nine years, she had risen from assistant administrator of cardiology services at Lake Hospital System, Painesville, Ohio, to president and chief executive officer of the system, positions she has held since 1997. She is currently overseeing the development of a new “smart hospital” in nearby Concord Township, Ohio—the first new hospital to be built in northeast Ohio in nearly 40 years—that will incorporate digital, wireless and interactive technology. She also has partnered with area physicians and the Cleveland Clinic to bring new services to the community.