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Atrium Health Leaders Named to Becker’s “Black Healthcare Leaders to Know 2023”

Multiple Advocate Health and Atrium Health leaders have been named to Becker’s Hospital Review annual list of “Black Healthcare Leaders to Know 2023.”

The list honors Black leaders across the country for their commitment to health care. “Their viewpoints are crucial to the foundation of organizations, programs and partnerships that foster health equity and inclusion,” the publication stated in a press release. “Diversity in leadership, particularly at the executive level, lends healthcare organizations a broader perspective and a deeper understanding of their clients and employees. Becker’s Healthcare is honored to highlight these leaders, whose work contributes to positive patient experiences and paves the way for the next generation of leaders.”

Leaders from Atrium Health, which is now part of Charlotte-based Advocate Health, who are featured on the esteemed list:

• Eugene Woods, CEO of Advocate Health. Woods led the strategic combination between Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health to create Advocate Health, the fifth-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the nation. In his role, he leads 150,000 team members across 67 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations. His initiatives have helped expand the health system's network with strategic partnerships, provide equitable care to patients and increase the number of diverse suppliers and investments in minority-owned businesses. He was vital to the health system's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading the system to establish a virtual care platform for COVID-19 patients to receive care from home.

• Jim Dunn, Executive Vice President, Chief People and Culture Officer at Advocate Health. Dunn is a preeminent voice leading diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for 150,000 teammates. He leads teams that primarily focus on the engagement and experience of teammates throughout their employment lifecycle, from recruitment through retirement. Dunn also acts as an executive sponsor for both Atrium Health's Men's Diversity Leadership Network and ASPIRE Women of Color Leadership development academy and helped create African American Women Exemplifying Commitment to Equity and Leadership.

• Delvecchio Finley, President of Atrium Health Navicent. Finley is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Atrium Health Navicent. He is currently guiding the system through its implementation of new technology platforms and its integration into the new Advocate Health enterprise. He was a key developer of the system's Impact 2025 Strategic Plan priorities, one cornerstone of which is doubling minority supplier spending. He also champions programs that combat health inequity, such as a patient education program focused on reducing readmissions for ailments that disproportionately impact Black individuals.

• Dr. Patrice Walker, Chief Medical Officer at Atrium Health Navicent. Walker was appointed as the organization's first African American, female chief medical officer in 2019. In addition to ensuring the best care for patients, she aims to improve communication between medical staff and administration. Formerly a practicing OB GYN, Walker serves today as the chief medical officer and a senior vice president at Atrium Health Navicent where she continues to advocate for diversity and inclusion and contributes to the education and professional development of staff, medical students and residents.

• Dr. Tiffany Victor. Vice President of Population Health and Care Management of Greater Charlotte Market of Atrium Health. Victor is responsible for the strategic vision, achievement of goals and execution of tactics related to the successful mission of Atrium Health/Greater Charlotte Market as it concerns the implementation of population health initiatives and care management processes that allow for excellent services. She joined the system in June 2022 and led initiatives such as developing, aligning and executing clinical care management and related services across the market as well as integration harmonization strategies with the Atrium Health Navicent, Atrium Health Floyd and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist markets.

The full list with individual profiles of all recognized leaders can be found at Beckerhospitalreview.com/lists/149-blackhealthcare-leaders-to-know-2023.

About Atrium Health

Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is part of Advocate Health, the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, which was created from the combination with Advocate Aurora Health. A recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine is its academic core. Atrium Health is renowned for its top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs Atrium Health is also a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine, providing care close to home and in the home. Ranked nationally among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in eight pediatric specialties and for rehabilitation, Atrium Health has also received the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize and its 2021 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, as well as the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, providing $2.46 billion last year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits.

About Advocate Health

Advocate Health is the fifth-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States – created from the combination of Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health. Providing care under the names Advocate Health Care in Illinois, Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, and Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, Advocate Health is a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the enterprise. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Advocate Health serves nearly 6 million patients and is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies. It is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics and rehabilitation, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. Advocate Health employs nearly 150,000 team members across 67 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations and offers one of the nation’s largest graduate medical education programs with over 2,000 residents and fellows across more than 200 programs. Committed to equitable care for all, Advocate Health provides nearly $5 billion in annual community benefits.