Health Care Change BeginsBegins with Us

Women of Impact for Health Care is a group of female executives representing all sectors of the healthcare industry. We believe that health care for all will be improved with more women leadership.

The Women of Impact are committed to these core tenets

We support women as critical change-makers and conveners.

We commit that our inquiry is driven by a sense of discovery and humility.

We respect all people, their journeys, and the obstacles and biases they have faced.

We look where we don’t see, or don’t want to see, problems.

We respect facts and evidence but also listen to and trust lived experiences.

We look where we don’t see, or don’t want to see, problems.

We co-create solutions.

We own the responsibility to create the change we want to see in the world.

We look where we don’t see, or don’t want to see, problems.

Meet Our Members

Christine Hunter, MD

Independent Director, WPS Health Solutions

Esther Choo, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS

Executive Director & CEO, American College of Surgeons

Michelle Showalter

Vice President, Federal Employee Health Benefits Program & Military Health Business Development, Kaiser Permanente

Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP

CEO, Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)

Carolyn Clancy, MD

Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks, Veterans Health Administration

Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS

Chair of Pediatrics and Physician in Chief, The Children's Hospital of Richmond

Della Lin, MS, MD, FASA

Senior Fellow in Patient Safety and Health Systems Engineering, Estes Park Institute

Karen Remley, MD, MBA,

Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Participation is in a personal capacity; the opinions expressed do not reflect the views of the CDC, or the United States government

Get in Touch

    We are SO PROUD of #WomenofImpact #Founder @JoanneConroyMD being announced as chair-elect designate of @ahahospitals. You're the best!

    #Women in #HC shifts in 2021: ⬆️ representation of women at specific managerial levels,⬇️ rates of attrition among women in healthcare than in other sectors, and ⬆️ external hiring of women at specific levels of the pipeline."

    My first conference trip in 2 years is this week.
    Thrilled to be a Distinguished Professor @societygim with these rockstars Dr. Perez-Stable @NIMHD, @amy_gottlieb & @collinstracie

    My talk: The Urgency of Now: Why Hospital Care Can't Be "Normal"
    Come say hi if you're at #SGIM22

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