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.
Video Interview with Michael Ugwueke - Top 25 Minority Leader