Top 25 Women Leaders
Catholic Health East
Judith Persichilli is president and CEO of Catholic Health East, a health system that includes 39 acute-care hospitals, 26 long-term-care facilities and other operations in 11 Eastern states. Persichilli helped lead CHE's planned merger with Trinity Health, a consolidation that would result in the U.S.'s third-largest not-for-profit health system with combined revenue of more than 13 billion. The deal, announced last October, is expected to close this spring, and Persichilli was named interim president and CEO of the new system. Persichilli joined CHE in 2003 as executive vice president of its mid-Atlantic division.