Boatwright named to Becker's 2024 "Black Healthcare Leaders to Know"

May 16, 2024 

HSHS President and Chief Executive Officer Damond Boatwright has been named to Becker's Healthcare 2024 list of “Black Healthcare Leaders to Know.” 

The national health system leaders honored on this list are credited with shaping the patient experience, educating and training the next generation of healthcare providers, and furthering equity and inclusion.

According to Becker’s, “Diversity in healthcare leadership results in a more well-rounded experience for patients and providers.”

Boatwright became the 13-hospital system’s first Black CEO in June 2021. He was recognized by Becker’s for his commitment to creating a culture of transparency and trust and for enhancing diversity, equity and inclusivity at HSHS.

“I feel extremely proud and blessed to work for an organization whose Mission states we ‘reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry,’” Boatwright says. “As human beings, we are called to be inclusive and to care for all God’s children in the most equitable way possible, so that all may flourish.”

Boatwright currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Catholic Health Association (CHA), the largest group of nonprofit health care providers in the nation, comprised of more than 600 hospitals and 1,600 long-term care and other health facilities in all 50 states. He is also currently a member of the Wisconsin Hospital Association and the Illinois Hospital Association.

To view the full list of 231 healthcare leaders, click here.

Note: Becker's Healthcare developed this list based on nominations and editorial research. Leaders do not pay and cannot pay for inclusion on this list. This list is not exhaustive, nor is it an endorsement of the leaders or organizations mentioned. 
Boatwright named to Becker's 2024 "Black Healthcare Leaders to Know"
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