Dr. Melinda Estes
President and CEO, St. Luke's Health System
Barely a few months into her role as chair of the American Hospital Association’s board of trustees, Estes was faced a crisis of historic proportions. She has used her platform to laud hospitals for expanding capacity, finding innovative ways to use telehealth, and more during the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s also been an advocate for increased federal funding for hospitals as they deal with the financial fallout of the outbreak.