100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Ernie Sadau, 56
President and CEO, Christus Health
- Compensation: $2,981,187 - according to 2015 IRS Form 990
- Years on list: 2
Sadau has led lrving, Texas-based Christus Health since 2011. In June, Christus and Ochsner Health System agreed to create a joint venture to operate hospitals and physician practices. This month, Christus announced a joint venture with LHC Group for its home health business; LHC will run the venture. Christus also grew through several acquisitions in the past year. In July, Christus bought Lake Area Medical Center in Lake Charles, La., from Community Health Systems; and in February, Longview, Texas-based Good Shepherd Health System finalized an agreement to join Christus. Last year, the system posted operating income of $300 million on revenue of $4.14 billion.