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Friday, January 03, 2014 - Munson Healthcare CEO Listed as ‘Leader to Know’

Munson Healthcare CEO Listed as ‘Leader to Know’
Becker’s Hospital Review Lists Ed Ness among nation’s top health care executives

Munson Healthcare President and CEO Ed Ness has been listed by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” for 2013.

Becker’s said hospital leaders on the list have “demonstrated great promise and commitment to improving health care in America through work done with their respective organizations, or broader public health initiatives.”

Ness has led Munson Healthcare since May 2010. He also served as president of Munson Medical Center through April 2013. Under his leadership, Munson Medical Center has been nationally recognized numerous times for quality, including the prestigious American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize in July 2008. Munson also has received 100 Top Hospitals recognition from Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters, 14 times.

Prior to joining Munson Medical Center in 1999 as executive vice president and COO, Ness was assistant to the president, assistant vice president, and vice president of the Hospitals and Clinics Division of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare in Evanston, Ill., from 1990 to 1999. He also has served as an administrator for health systems in Virginia, Minnesota, and North Dakota.

Ness is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.