Friday, August 9, 2013

Charlotte hospital executives on list of CEOs to watch

Becker's Hospital Review has included the two executives of Charlotte hospital systems on its newly published list of "130 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know."

Like others on the list, Carolinas HealthCare System CEO Michael Tarwater and Novant Health CEO Carl Armato were chosen based on their "experience and achievements in the healthcare industry, as well as their professional involvement in the communities they serve," according to Becker's, a bimonthly publication about the healthcare industry.


Tarwater has been with Carolinas HealthCare since 1981, serving as CEO since 2002. In that time, the system has grown to be one of the largest public nonprofit healthcare systems in the country. It owns, leases or manages about 40 hospitals in the Carolinas, including the largest, Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
It has more than 60,000 full- and part-time employees.

Armato has been with Novant Health since 1988, serving as CEO since 2012. Novant, based in Winston-Salem, is a private nonprofit system with 14 medical centers in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia. It has more than 24,000 employees in those states.

Other North Carolina hospital executives on the Becker's list include:

Dr. Victor Dzau, CEO of Duke University Health System, Durham.

John McDonnell, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem.

Tim Rice, CEO of Greensboro-based Cone Health, which is part of Carolinas HealthCare System.

Dr. William Roper, CEO of UNC Health Care System in Chapel Hill.

David Strong, president of Rex Healthcare in Raleigh.