Teri Fontenot Named One of the “40 Most Powerful People in Healthcare”

March 12, 2012
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.