Top 25 Women Leaders
President of Strategy/chief executive,
Providence St. Joseph Health
Walker is president of strategy for Providence St. Joseph Health--the not-for-profit health system formed through the merger of Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health. She's also chief executive of the St. Joseph Health division. She is responsible for all strategy, marketing, business development and project management operations across the Providence St. Joseph system. The system has more than 100,000 caregivers at 50 hospitals and 829 clinics across seven states in the Western U.S. Walker has been with St. Joseph Health for almost 12 years, previously serving as executive vice president for strategic services. She is a frequent speaker and has published numerous articles on healthcare quality.