Stonish Pierce, 40
Chief operating officer, Holy Cross Health
Pierce became COO in January 2021, having previously served as vice president of specialty services for Beaumont Health. He made an immediate impact at Holy Cross: Within three months he launched the hospital’s inaugural OB hospitalist program, coordinated a $20 million multiyear campus improvement plan, and consolidated and revamped the Incident Command Center. During COVID-19, he’s led efforts to accelerate delivery of vaccines to urgent care partners and worked with clinical leaders to re-establish open visitation to help with patient-centered care goals.