Dr. Airica Steed acknowledged as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top Women Leaders

MetroHealth Chief Executive Officer & President Airica Steed, Ed.D., MBA, RN, FACHE

MetroHealth Chief Executive Officer & President Airica Steed, Ed.D., MBA, RN, FACHE

Modern Healthcare has named MetroHealth President & CEO Airica Steed, Ed.D, RN, MBA, FACHE, as one of its Top Women Leaders for 2023.

This prestigious recognition acknowledges and honors women executives from all sectors of the well being care business for their contributions to care delivery enchancment, health fairness, policy and gender equity in well being care management. Dr. Steed is also acknowledged among Modern Healthcare’s Top Women to Watch for 2023.

As the first Black feminine to function MetroHealth’s CEO, Dr. Steed is combating passionately to reverse racial disparities and make sure every individual – in Cuyahoga County and past – has an equal probability at a long and wholesome life. She plans to turn that vision to actuality by utilizing her favourite management tools: partnering with others and listening.

“The ladies named to our 2023 class of the Top Women Leaders in Healthcare are helping guide their organizations and improve the communities they call residence,” mentioned Mary Ellen Podmolik, editor-in-chief of Modern Healthcare. “Internally, they are innovators and team-builders advancing their organizations. They are mentoring co-workers whereas inspiring others to pursue careers within the industry. And externally, they are forging coalitions to enhance access to care for all sufferers. The ladies we’ve selected this yr, from hundreds of nominations, are main important developments in the nation’s health care system.”

Since her arrival in early December as MetroHealth’s chief executive, Dr. Steed has hosted a collection of listening and engagement periods to hear immediately from MetroHealth’s 8,000+ caregivers and the individuals they serve. These healthy conversations with sufferers, employees and community members are designed to provide everyone a voice within the well being system’s future.

“I am humbled by this recognition from Modern Healthcare. This is a real honor,” Dr. Steed said. “As the first Black girl and nurse to steer this storied institution, I perceive all eyes are on me. And working with our more than 8,000 caregivers, we will make history by eradicating health disparities and making certain everyone has equal entry to high quality well being care. MetroHealth would be the nationwide model for advancing well being fairness. Together, we are going to construct more healthy and extra equitable communities.”

“This recognition from Modern Healthcare is a testomony to the visionary leadership Dr. Steed has demonstrated since her arrival in Cleveland and throughout her career,” MetroHealth Board Chair Vanessa Whiting stated. “MetroHealth and the Cleveland community are fortunate to have such an engaged and compassionate chief who is dedicated to operational excellence and tearing down the systemic obstacles that prevent far too lots of our neighbors from residing their healthiest lives.”

Click here to be taught more about Modern Healthcare’s Top Women Leaders for 2023.

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