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by Anuja Vaidya and Laura Dyrda
The best healthcare delivery requires leadership from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Becker’s Hospital Review named George Lewis, ’82 , president of Kettering Physician Network in Dayton, Ohio, as one of the 50 African Americans who have taken on leadership roles across the country at hospitals and health systems as well as in national organizations.
Lewis is described as someone with influence on how his organization approaches healthcare delivery, develops healthcare policy and advocates for the next generation of leaders. Becker’s Hospital Review accepted recommendations and conducted internal research to develop this list.
George Lewis. President of Kettering Physician Network (Dayton, Ohio).  Mr. Lewis became president of Kettering Physician Network in 2013 after spending time as vice president of San Diego-based Scripps Health. He has more than 20 years of financial, operational and strategic planning experience in healthcare, previously holding senior leadership positions at Roseville, California-based Adventist Health and Loma Linda (California) University Medical Center. In his current role, he is responsible for the eight-hospital physician network. MORE

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