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FAH Members Included on Becker’s 100 Great Leaders in Healthcare List

Becker’s Healthcare released its 100 Great Leaders in Healthcare list this week and it includes three people from FAH member companies.

Bill Carpenter, Chairman and CEO of Lifepoint Health, Milton Johnson, Chairman and CEO of HCA, and Marsha Powers, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Tenet Healthcare, were each honored by Becker’s.

The story about the list states, “By working to improve the quality of care and solve the toughest problems in healthcare today, the following leaders have clearly made their mark.”

In describing Bill Carpenter, the article says:

“Mr. Carpenter has been a force in the healthcare arena for more than 30 years. After serving as a healthcare attorney, he left his practice in 1999 to become one of the founding employees of LifePoint Health. He was named CEO in 2006 and system chairman in 2010. Today, under his tutelage, LifePoint boasts a portfolio of 71 hospital campuses, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities across 22 states. To recognize his contributions to the Nashville community, Operation Andrew Group awarded him the 2017 Joe and Honey Rodgers Christian Civic Leadership Award.”

Becker’s highlighted, not only Milton Johnson’s work at HCA, but his efforts in the community and with industry groups, like FAH:

“Mr. Johnson leads the $41.5 billion Hospital Corporation of America, which provides about 5 percent of hospital services in the U.S. The organization encompasses 179 hospitals, 120 freestanding surgery centers and 240,000 employees. HCA estimates its cash taxes were reduced about $500 million for 2018 as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and Mr. Johnson plans to reinvest the expected savings into HCA's markets and workforce development. He also serves as chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and The HCA Foundation, and serves on the boards of the Center for Medical Interoperability, the Nashville Health Care Council and the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville.”

The article touted Marsha Powers’ work on the state and local level and mentioned her being honored with FAH’s Corris Boyd Leadership Award in 2016:

“A veteran healthcare executive with more than 30 years of experience, Ms. Powers joined Tenet in 2007 and has served as CEO of both its Florida Region and Eastern Region-Coastal Division, where she oversaw the direction, strategy and operations for 17 hospitals. In her current position, Ms. Powers exhibits a talent for developing high-quality, niche healthcare programs while focusing on market share growth, physician recruitment and quality patient care. For her valuable leadership, she was awarded the 2016 Federation of American Hospitals Corris Boyd Leadership Award and recognized as a Power Leader by South Florida Business Journal.”

You can view Becker’s Healthcare’s 100 Great Leaders in Healthcare list here. Congratulations to all of this years honorees.