Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare - 2018
CEO, University of Virgina
Charlottesville, Va., was thrust into the national spotlight last August when white supremacists and counterprotesters gathered for rallies. In anticipation of something going wrong, Sutton-Wallace ensured that the medical center had a plan of action. The medical center ended up treating 30 people that day, including 20 who were injured when a car plowed into protesters. An independent review of the response to the protests praised UVA's planning and emergency response efforts. More broadly, Sutton-Wallace has led the medical center on a number of care improvement journeys. The hospital reduced C. difficile infections 35% in 2017. Sutton-Wallace ensured that UVA played a key role in establishing a statewide pediatric-care network. She's expanded telemedicine and more.