Patricia A. Maryland, Dr.PH

Patricia A. Maryland, Dr.PH

Board Director, President/CEO, Executive Vice President,
COO, Regional CEO, Healthcare Thought Leader, and Health Systems Strategist

Patricia A. Maryland, Dr.PH, retired in 2019 as the Executive Vice President for St. Louis-based Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system, and President and CEO of Ascension Healthcare. 

She led the development of strategy for Ascension’s healthcare division, with more than $20 billion in operating revenue. Dr. Maryland was named Woman of the Year by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association in 2014.  Modern Healthcare named Dr. Maryland as one of its Top 25 Women in Healthcare from 2015-2019, and one of its Top 25 Minority Executives and Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in 2017 and 2018.

Dr. Maryland currently serves on the Board of Directors for Encompass Health Corp., Surgery Partners, Inc. and Healthcare Highways. She has more than 37 years of experience working in the healthcare sector, and is a skilled strategist in business transformation, operational performance and growth strategies. She has been a member of more than 25 boards in the nonprofit, private, joint venture and public sectors and has board committee experience on executive, audit, finance, strategy and quality committees. 

Dr. Maryland serves on Henry Ford Health’s Quality and Safety and Strategic Planning Committees.

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