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Wendy Horton, PharmD, FACHE


University of Virginia Medical Center

As CEO of the University of Virginia Medical Center, Wendy Horton collaborates with exceptional leaders, physicians, faculty and team members to achieve the best possible care for patients and focus on cutting-edge research that can transform patient outcomes well beyond the organization’s walls. The medical center is dedicated to aligning program development and improvement initiatives to deliver patient-centered, cost-effective and high-quality care. Dr. Horton brings over a decade of academic medical center experience as well as deep clinical and operational expertise to meet new challenges at UVA and to position the hospital for sustained success. Before taking on the CEO role, she served as COO at the University of Virginia Medical Center, where she was responsible for optimizing clinical operations and driving innovation to respond to immediate high-stakes challenges.

Prior to joining UVA, Dr. Horton served as the chief administrative officer of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where she worked to develop and implement a united physician compensation plan and transformed the institution’s caliber of faculty through a robust growth plan. Previously, she served as vice president of operations at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where she helped commission and construct a new $235 million hospital and hired more than 600 employees in less than one year. Dr. Horton holds a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing and finance from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Utah, and a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Oregon State University. She is a Lean Six Sigma black belt. Dr. Horton is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


Master Series: Masters of Innovation

Presented by Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, Wendy Horton, PharmD, FACHE at 2:15 PM on Monday, March 28th.

Join two healthcare leaders recognized for employing innovation in their strategies and operations to improve patient outcomes, engage their staff and clinicians, and provide more efficient and positive outcomes. Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, president and CEO, Geisinger Health, and Wendy Horton, PharmD, FACHE, CEO, University of Virginia Medical Center, two thought leaders in the areas…