Teri Fontenot, president and CEO of Woman’s Hospital, was named one of the “40 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” by Becker's Hospital Review
. The annual list recognizes leaders who have been instrumental in shaping healthcare policy, trends and debate over the past year. Fontenot will also serve as a keynote panelist on the topic “Great Leadership” at Becker’s Annual Meeting in Chicago on May 18, 2012.
Becker’s Review cited Fontenot’s many accomplishments and healthcare leadership roles; most recently, leading Woman’s Hospital in the development of a $350 million replacement campus
, opening on June 3, 2012, and serving as chair of the American Hospital Association (AHA)
. On January 1, 2012, Fontenot became the top elected official of the organization that represents America’s hospitals and health systems.
For nearly 16 years, Fontenot has managed the 356-bed Level III regional referral hospital that serves as the largest birthing and neonatal intensive care facility in Louisiana. Woman’s is the largest freestanding, non-profit woman’s hospital in the country.