Chief operating officer, Ardent Health Services
Richardson oversees operations across Ardent Health Services. She is a strong supporter of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the system, such as Ardent’s organization-wide DEI Council and its local councils focusing on market-specific issues. Ardent emphasizes a sense of belonging for staff, patients and communities, including through training for employees and resource groups like Women at Ardent. Before joining Ardent, Richardson served as president of Advocate Aurora Health’s Central Chicagoland Patient Service Area. She was recently elected to the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees.