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Premier Health last year launched a network of eight urgent care locations that exceeded budget projections. Boosalis has also pushed the organization to address the opioid epidemic, including trying to combat stereotypes and stigmas surrounding the crisis. The health system created a website—www.opioidassist.com—to provide the public with more information about drug dependency. Premier subsidiary Samaritan Behavioral Health has been a leader in Ohio in distributing naloxone. That effort, plus broader community partnerships, have contributed to a 54% drop in overdose deaths in Montgomery County. Boosailis is Premier’s first female CEO in the health system's 23-year history. And the percentage of female vice presidents increased from 52% in 2014 to 60% in 2018.