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Monica Vargas-Mahar, FACHE

Market Chief Operating Officer/CEO

The Hospitals of Providence East Campus

Monica C. Vargas-Mahar is CEO of The Hospitals of Providence East Campus in El Paso, Texas, where she provides strategic and operational leadership for the east campus and numerous outpatient locations. Ms. Vargas-Mahar has over 20 years of experience in healthcare administration. She most recently served as CEO at The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus and COO for the Memorial Campus and Providence Children’s Hospital. During her tenure, she has led teams to achieve an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification and the advance trauma level status for emergency room designation. She is active in her community and serves as chair-elect for The National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives, a board member of the Texas Hospital Association and Texas Lyceum, chair of Greater El Paso United Way, and board member of El Paso Community College Foundation. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


Moving Beyond 2020: Activating the Connection Between Health Equity and C-Suite Diversity

Presented by Cie Armstead, DBA, Denise Lew, Monica Vargas-Mahar, FACHE, Wm. Jahmal Miller at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, March 24th.

Inequities in healthcare have garnered attention for decades, but the topic has gained greater relevancy amid COVID-19 and the elevation of racial injustices. Many healthcare leaders became willing to go beyond perfunctory acknowledgement and more deeply explore the connections between race and health inequities. Courageous conversations began to seek solutions to address the systems and…