Ninfa M. Saunders

Board of Directors- Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of Navicent Health

Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and Chief Executive Officer of Navicent Health, has over 40 years of hospital administrative and clinical experience, Dr. Saunders completed her Doctorate in Healthcare Administration at the Medical University of South Carolina, earned a Master's of Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta, and a Master's of Science in Nursing from the Rutgers University in Newark, N.J. A co-founder of the regional Stratus Healthcare network, Saunders currently serves as a frequent expert for Healthcare Leaders national media roundtables and was most recently Modern Healthcare's Women Leaders in Healthcare Conference keynote speaker.

Among Becker's Hospital Review “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” for the third consecutive year, Saunders has been honored by the Georgia Diversity Council as one of Georgia's “Most Powerful & Influential Women.” A Fellow of ACHE, Saunders serves on the board of directors for the American Hospital Association as the Vice Chair of the Institute for Diversity. She has also served on the board of the American Heart Association. The 2014 Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals CEO of the Year, Saunders has also been included as one of Georgia Trend's “100 Most Influential Georgians” and was named The (Macon) Telegraph's 2014 “Person of the Year.” She currently serves as an Executive with the Fierce Healthcare CEO Advisory Board and as a frequent expert for Becker's Hospital Review and Healthcare Leaders national media roundtables.


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