UVA Medical Center CEO Wendy Horton Named to Modern Healthcare’s ‘Top 25 Women Leaders’ List

February 22, 2023 by

Wendy Horton

Wendy Horton, PharmD, MBA

Leading national healthcare publication Modern Healthcare has named Wendy Horton, PharmD, MBA, the chief executive officer of University of Virginia Medical Center, to the magazine’s 2023 list of Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare.

The annual list honors “female executives who are guiding healthcare delivery improvement across the country,” according to Modern Healthcare.

Horton joined UVA Medical Center in April 2020 as chief operating officer, becoming chief executive officer in November 2020. She “created a strategic roadmap and transformational plan to optimize the medical center’s operations shortly after being tapped to lead in 2020,” Modern Healthcare said, which led to a $60 million increase in yearly net operating revenue. She has also devoted significant effort to employee compensation and retention, the publication noted. This has included $70 million for increased compensation and launching the “Earn While You Learn” program to provide local residents with paid, on-the-job training to begin and build a healthcare career.

Read full press release in UVA Health Newsroom. 

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