Premier CEO named among top women in health care

Premier Health president and CEO Mary Boosalis has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of its 2019 Top 25 Women Leaders.

The program recognizes female health care executives from across the country every two years, acknowledging executives who are influencing policy and care delivery models nationwide.

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A full list of this year's winners can be viewed online.

Boosalis has held other leadership roles at Premier Health since joining Miami Valley Hospital in 1986. She became the first woman to lead Premier Health upon being named president and CEO in 2017, according to the Dayton-based nonprofit.

“Mary is a bold and visionary leader, and she surrounds herself with the best and most qualified people in the industry, leveraging their skills and abilities to make solid decisions that benefit Premier Health, our patients and the greater community,” said Anita Moore, chair of Premier Health’s board of trustees. “Mary truly is an uncommon leader.”

“Unfortunately, the gender gap plagues health care just as much as it does other industries,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor for Modern Healthcare. “Women CEOs comprise an estimated 30 percent (at most) of the overall C-suite. But the executives named to this year’s Top 25 Women Leaders list exemplify how diversity results in success, both clinically and financially.”

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