Top 25 Minority Leaders
President and CEO,
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Ugwueke’s turnaround plan is paying off, including exceeding budget goals, earning top marks in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group and seeing a rise in CMS star ratings. He championed programs that recognize and reward staff for cost reductions and revenue-improvement ideas. Ugwueke is the first African-American CEO in the health system’s history, and he’s created a diverse leadership team that is 50% African-American and 40% female.