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Chris Ryan named "Hospital CEO to Know"

Becker's Hospital Review named Chris Ryan, CEO of The Women's Hospital, one of the "50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know." According to Becker's, the award recipients have "shown commitment to providing high-quality, accessible care to their patient populations and have approached the challenge of rural healthcare with great aplomb."

Christina Ryan. CEO of The Women's Hospital (Newburgh, Ind.). Ms. Ryan has been with The Women's Hospital since 1999, when she was recruited by Evansville, Ind.-based Deaconess Health System — Women's parent — to help with the hospital's initial plans, construction and opening. Ms. Ryan has received several awards recognizing her leadership abilities, including the Health and Social Services Individual Award from Leadership Evansville.

The Women's Hospital is located on the Deaconess Gateway Campus in Warrick County, Indiana. For this list, "rural" was defined as being located outside a major metropolitan area or healthcare hub.