Mary Boosalis Named to Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women Leaders List

Premier Pulse     February 2019

Premier Health is proud to announce that its president and CEO, Mary Boosalis, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of its 2019 Top 25 Women Leaders. This highly selective award program, which recognizes female health care executives from across the country every two years, acknowledges executives who are influencing policy and care delivery models nationwide. 

Mary has held numerous 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. Under her leadership, the percentage of Premier Health vice presidents who are women increased to 60 percent in 2018 from 52 percent just a few years earlier.

“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.” 

Mary is a member of the Ohio Hospital Association, Midwest Health Collaborative, and the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association. She currently serves as the chair-elect of the University of Dayton Board of Trustees, and as a member of the Dayton Development Coalition Board, the Dayton Business Committee, the City Manager Advisory Council, and the board of Hub Group, Inc. She is a past member of the Sinclair Community College Board and the Life Connection Board and is a past chair of the Dayton area’s American Heart Association Board. She has been named to the Top 10 Women list by the Dayton Daily News and has been recognized as an Ohio Most Powerful and Influential Woman by the Ohio Diversity Council. The Dayton YWCA has also recognized her as a Woman of Influence, and she was honored as an inaugural member of the Dayton Business Hall of Fame.

The full list of Modern Healthcare’s 2019 Top 25 Women Leaders can be viewed here

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