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26 women CEOs of hospitals and health systems to know

Posted By Brandy Helm on Dec 06 2023


Women are increasingly taking on the top executive positions at hospitals and health systems across the U.S., bringing an important perspective to the organization.

Becker's is thrilled to honor the following women hospital and health system CEOs. We accepted nominations for this list and selected members based on their leadership roles and accomplishments. Individuals do not pay and cannot pay to be featured.

Members are listed in alphabetical order. Click here to find 2023 list nominations. Contact Laura Dyrda at [email protected] for more information about this list.


Holly McCormack, DNP, RN. CEO of Cottage Hospital (Woodsville, N.H.). After 12 years of advancing through the ranks at Cottage Hospital, Ms. McCormack was named CEO of the 35-bed critical access hospital in 2021. Thanks to her background as a practicing nurse and her prior role as chief nursing officer, she brings an intimate understanding of hospital staff's experiences and needs. Her main goal is to bring high-quality care to the rural area's local community.