Top 25 Minority Leaders
Swedish Medical Center
Armada, 54, has been CEO of Seattle-based Swedish Health since last November. He joined the not-for-profit system from Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., where he served as president of the 624-bed academic and research hospital beginning in 2009. During the five preceding years, Armada served as president and CEO of the Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network in Detroit. A past board chairman of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, Armada appeared on Modern Healthcare's list of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare in 2008 and again in 2010.