by AT News Team

The respected health care trade journal Becker's Hospital Review has named Ruthita J. Fike, Chief Executive Officer of Loma Linda University Medical Center to its 2012 list of the top 100 women hospital and health system leaders. This recognizes her standing among the top health care administrators in the nation.
“These 100 women demonstrate outstanding leadership within the hospital and healthcare industry,” the journal editors said. Fike and the others “were chosen based on a wide range of management and leadership skills, including oversight of hospital or health system operations, financial turnarounds and quality improvement initiatives.” The journal does not permit individuals to get on the list by paying a membership fee or something similar.
Fike is also executive vice president for hospital affairs at the university. She assumed her responsibilities in 2004. She was formerly executive vice president of operations and support services for Centura Health in Colorado. From 1996 to 2002, she was CEO of Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver and Littleton Adventist Hospital.