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Navicent Health CEO 1 of 130 Female Healthcare Leaders to Know

Navicent Health CEO 1 of 130 Female Healthcare Leaders to Know

Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders Honored by Becker’s Hospital Review 

MACON, GA (Wednesday, January 7, 2015) – Becker's Hospital Review has published its annual list of "130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.” The list, published since 2010, features some of the most impressive female healthcare leaders across the nation.

Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE, President and CEO of Navicent Health, was the only healthcare leader in the state of Georgia, and one of only a handful in the Southeast, to be included on the list. This is the second consecutive year that Saunders has been included.


"I am honored by this recognition from Becker's Hospital Review and I am honored to work with Navicent Health's dedicated employees and physicians because of their passion for pursuing excellence. They are committed to keeping our patients at the center of all that we do, and I am honored to serve our community with these wonderful people," said Saunders.


Individuals included on the list lead some of the largest and most prominent hospitals and health systems in the nation. The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected leaders through an editorial review process that considered a wide range of demonstrated management and leadership skills, like oversight of hospital or health system operations, financial turnarounds and quality improvement initiatives.


In her brief tenure at Navicent Health’s helm, Saunders has focused on consolidating local healthcare options, collaborating with competitors and increasing central Georgia’s medical profile. In addition to the honor that she has received from Becker’s Hospital Review, Saunders was also named the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospital’s 2014 CEO of the Year and The (Macon) Telegraph’s 2014 Person of the Year.

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