Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare – 2008
President and CEO, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Richard Cordova, 58, has been president and chief executive officer of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles since April 2006. He is also a founding member of the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives and the current board chairman of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management. Before becoming CEO at Childrens, he spent a year as president and chief operating officer at the hospital, which treats some 62,000 patients in its emergency department and admits more than 11,000 children annually. In February, the hospital received magnet recognition for nursing excellence, a recognition awarded to only 5% of U.S. hospitals.