Ashley Vertuno, 34
CEO, HCA Florida JFK North Hospital
With healthcare organizations facing clinician shortages across the country, Vertuno has made it her mission to build a culture that values, encourages and energizes employees. The hospital has seen improvements in recruitment and retention, with more than 250 employees hired in 2022 and year-over-year employee engagement ratings increasing by two points. JFK North Hospital is now internally ranked first of 185 HCA hospitals for optimizing care effectiveness and efficiency.