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Bruce Siegel, MD

President/CEO

America's Essential Hospitals

With an extensive background in healthcare management, policy and public health, Bruce Siegel has the blend of experience necessary to lead America’s Essential Hospitals and its members through the changing healthcare landscape and into a sustainable future. Since joining America’s Essential Hospitals in 2010, Dr. Siegel has guided the association toward realizing its strategic vision of helping members transform into integrated delivery systems and leaders in access and quality. He previously served as president/CEO of two member systems: New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and Tampa General Healthcare.

Just before joining America’s Essential Hospitals, Dr. Siegel served as director of the Center for Health Care Quality and professor of health policy at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. He also served as New Jersey’s commissioner of health. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Siegel led groundbreaking work on quality and equity with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is past chair of the National Quality Forum board and the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. Modern Healthcare has recognized him as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” from 2011 to 2019; one of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives” from 2012 to 2018; and among the “Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare” in 2014 and 2016. Dr. Siegel earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, a doctor of medicine from Cornell University Medical College, and a Master of Public Health degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Sessions

Leadership Insights: Strategies for Combating Health Disparities

Presented by Bruce Siegel, MD, Eugene Woods, FACHE, Harold Paz, MD, Mary Boosalis at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, March 23rd.

Health systems have begun to recognize racism as a public health crisis, as the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 has laid bare severe disparities afflicting communities of color. Yet, few know what it means to plan and execute initiatives that will have measurable, sustained impacts on inequity and the social causes of poor health outcomes. This…