Top 25 Women Leaders
Deborah Proctor, 59
President/CEO, St. Joseph Health System
Deborah Proctor is president and CEO of St. Joseph Health System in Orange, Calif., a nine-hospital system with facilities in California, Texas and New Mexico. Proctor, 59, took the helm at St. Joseph in 2006, and since then has focused on enacting a three-pronged agenda that promotes a patient-centric focus of care, respect for others and healthy communities. She started her career as an intensive-care unit nurse and previously held leadership positions at Ascension Health in St. Louis and Voluntary Hospitals of America in Dallas.