Top 25 Minority Leaders
Incoming President and CEO,
Woods, 51, will take the helm of Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas, the largest system in the state, effective April 28. He has been president and COO of Irving, Texas-based Christus Health for nearly five years. Christus is a 13-hospital health system with operations in Louisiana, Mexico and Texas, posting $3.6 billion in total revenue for 2015. Before joining Christus, he was a senior VP at Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, Colo., and was CEO of CHI's eight-hospital St. Joseph Health System. Woods will become chairman of the American Hospital Association in 2017. This is his third time on the list of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.