Kimberly Chavalas Cripe, CHOC’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), has been named by a leading healthcare publication one of 177 “women hospital presidents and CEOs to know.”
The 2023 list from Becker’s Hospital Review recognizes female presidents and CEOs for their efforts to expand access to care, promote inclusivity and diversity, spearhead new initiatives, and help to close the gender gap in healthcare leadership.
Since 1997, Kim has led CHOC as its president and CEO. Upon her appointment, she recruited a talented executive team, brought in well-known physician leaders and created centers of excellence.
Doing so not only helped eliminate losses during a financially difficult time, but also improved pediatric care via expanded services and infrastructure.
Kim has continued to expand services, recently creating a system of care for youth with mental illness and overseeing the construction of CHOC’s Cherese Mari Laulhere Mental Health Inpatient Center.
Read more about Kim here.