In honor of Women’s History Month, we thought we would take the time to honor some influential female executives from the various corners of the healthcare industry. Keep reading to learn more about these leaders and their professional accomplishments:
President and CEO
Premier Health, Ohio
Under Boosalis’ leadership last year, Premier Health opened eight urgent care locations and worked to address the opioid epidemic and combat stigmas attached to the very real public health crisis. Their website, www.opioidassist.com provides the general public with more information about addiction. Partly due to this work, overdose deaths have dropped by more than 50% in the area. Not to mention, during her tenure at Premier Health, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of female vice presidents and high-level management.
Dr. Joanne Conroy
President and CEO
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, New Hampshire
Dr. Conroy has been a driving force in the push for the improvement of academic medicine. She has been a vocal advocate for increasing the amount of women in positions of leadership in the healthcare industry, and is an active member of Women in Impact, a group of executives working to address the multi-faceted problems impacting diversity and representation in the industry as a whole.
Dr. Patrice Harris
American Medical Association, Illinois
Dr. Harris is the chair of the AMA’s Opioid Task Force, and is a regular speaker on the issue of gender bias in the healthcare industry as well as the importance of raising national awareness for behavioral health crises.
Dr. Anne Kilbanski
Chief Academic Officer
Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts
Dr. Kilbanski is in charge of a $1.7 billion dollar annual research budget for Partners HealthCare, the system based in Boston. She is also the creator of a scholarship at Massachusetts General Hospital that is designed to support women struggling to keep their jobs in the field due to a lack of childcare assistance.