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Mary Boosalis

President/CEO

Premier Health

Mary H. Boosalis is president/CEO of Premier Health. Joining the health system in 1986, she has served in progressively expanded leadership roles throughout her career. Ms. Boosalis has led many innovative initiatives, resulting in systemic and positive changes to healthcare in the entire region. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, magna cum laude, from California State University at Fresno and a master’s degree in health services administration, magna cum laude, from Arizona State University. Ms. Boosalis is a member of the Ohio Hospital Association, the Midwest Health Collaborative and the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association boards. She is also chair-elect and a member of the University of Dayton board. She is a member of the Dayton Development Coalition Board, the Dayton Business Committee, the City Manager Advisory Council and Hub Group Inc.

Ms. Boosalis is a past member of the Sinclair Community College board and the Life Connection board and a past chair of the Dayton area American Heart Association board. In 2019, Modern Healthcare recognized her as one of the “Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare.” In 2020, Modern Healthcare named Ms. Boosalis to the national list of “50 Most Influential Clinical Executives.” She also has been named to the “Top 10 Women” list by the Dayton Daily News and has been recognized as an “Ohio Most Powerful and Influential Woman” by the Ohio Diversity Council and as a “Woman of Influence” by the Dayton YWCA. She was honored as a member of the inaugural class of the Dayton Business Hall of Fame.

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…