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Marna Borgstrom named to Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NEW HAVEN, CT (April 28, 2015) Marna P. Borgstrom, CEO, Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) has been named to Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2015.

Borgstrom, CEO of the Yale New Haven Health System, has been with the organization since the beginning of her professional career. Mrs. Borgstrom received her Master's of Public Health at Yale School of Medicine, and has been at Yale New Haven Hospital since 1979 where she has held positions of increasing responsibility. She has held a variety of staff and leadership roles at the organization before being named chief operating officer in 1994 and CEO in 2005. Along the way, the organization has grown steadily, including acquisitions that have blended secular and religious providers. She serves on several national and local boards, including VHA, Inc. in Dallas, the Association of American Medical Colleges, The Coalition to Protect America’s Healthcare and the Connecticut Hospital Association.

“I’m honored to be named to such a distinguished list of healthcare providers across the United States by Modern Healthcare Magazine,” said Borgstrom. “My career in healthcare stems back to my family roots and it’s always been a passion of our family to help bring high quality healthcare to those in need. The healthcare landscape in 2015 is a very challenging one and I’m very proud of the great work we do across the Yale New Haven Health System delivering on our promise to bring the best patient centered care to our patients and their families every day.”

To select Modern Healthcare's sixth biennial list of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare, the magazine issued a call for nominations on Dec. 15, 2014 with nearly 200 nominations submitted. Modern Healthcare accepted nominees from all sectors of the industry, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, insurers, government, vendors and suppliers, and trade and professional organizations and nominees were judged the candidates on the following criteria:

• Successfully served as a leader of or managed an organization or company

• Shown the ability or power to effect change in the healthcare industry

• Demonstrated a willingness to share expertise with others in the field

• Served as a role model or mentor to other female healthcare executives

• Assumed a leadership role in the industry outside of the candidate's own organization or company

“The Yale New Haven Health System has enjoyed unparalleled growth under Marna Borgstrom’s exemplary leadership,” said Joseph R. Crespo, Chairman of the Board, YNHHS. “This is a tremendous honor recognizing not only her many accomplishments but the stewardship she brings to our health system while deeply personalizing patient-centered care.”

Modern Healthcare is a weekly, 70,037-circulation business publication targeting executives in the healthcare industry.

Bridgeport Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health, is a non-profit 501-bed acute care hospital with two campuses (plus 42 beds licensed to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital). Its Bridgeport and Milford Campuses serve patients from across the region. The hospital admits more than 23,000 patients and provides nearly 350,000 outpatient treatments annually. The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital is the only burn center in the state and one of only 64 verified burn centers in the United States. Bridgeport Hospital is committed to providing safe, compassionate and cost efficient care to its patients and the community.