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CHICAGO — Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2017 edition of its list of "130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" and Sue Korth, Methodist Women’s Hospital vice president and chief operating officer, made the list for the second straight year.
Korth was one of three Nebraskans to make the list.
All recipients have demonstrated outstanding leadership and management throughout their careers, leading initiatives to improve their individual organizations' quality, operational and financial performance, as well as the well-being of the communities they serve.
Serving as vice president and chief operating officer of Methodist Women’s Hospital since 2007, Korth has guided the campus to quickly become the regional leader in births and women’s health. The Women’s Hospital will top 5,000 births again in 2017, making the third straight year for the milestone.
Korth also oversaw the completion of a $20 million expansion of the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in 2017. The project, which increased the number of private NICU beds from 28 to 51, also included a new family lounge space.
As the top administrator for the 153-bed facility, Korth oversaw the construction, implementation of services and hiring of personnel during the three year construction process.
For those efforts Korth earned the 2010 Woman of Distinction Award presented by Midlands Business Journal (MBJ). The Woman of Distinction Award recognizes the exceptional contributions of one area businesswoman each year. In receiving the award, Korth described the foundation of her success as “the strong support provided by my family and my team at Methodist.”
Korth has over 30 years of clinical and medical management experience, including five years as a clinical supervisor in high-risk OB/GYN at Methodist Hospital.
Prior to joining Methodist, Korth worked in quality improvement for Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. She has previously worked within every health system in Omaha, and for Mutual of Omaha.
Korth earned her bachelor’s degree in health administration from the College of St. Francis and her bachelor’s in nursing from the College of St. Mary. She also has a master’s degree in public health administration from the University of Minnesota and a doctorate in health care administration from Pacific Western University.
Becker's Hospital Review has published a version of this list annually since 2009.
The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected leaders for inclusion based on editorial judgment and discretion. Nominations were considered when making selections for this list.