Top 25 Minority Leaders
St. Joseph Health
Since August 2007, Eugene Woods has overseen the integration of seven Kentucky hospitals into Catholic Health Initiatives’ second-largest regional organization, St. Joseph Health System. Before becoming chief executive officer of the new group, Woods, 43, had been president and CEO of St. Joseph HealthCare, a four-hospital system of CHI hospitals based in Lexington, Ky., that was consolidated into the larger group. Under his leadership, St. Joseph acquired Berea (Ky.) Hospital and turned around more than a decade of losses to make it profitable. He also pushed for a certificate of need for Jessamine County’s first emergency room and led many expansions and renovations within the system.