Ketul J. Patel named to Modern Healthcare’s Top Diversity Leaders List

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Ketul J. Patel - Top Diversity Leader 2023

Ketul J. Patel, CEO of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, recognized as one of 2023's Top Diversity Leaders by Modern Healthcare, emphasizing the importance of diverse leadership in healthcare.

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health (VMFH) is proud to announce that Ketul J. Patel, CEO of VMFH and Division President, Pacific Northwest CommonSpirit was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2023’s Top Diversity Leaders. The program honors the top diverse healthcare executives and organizations influencing the policy and care delivery models across the country, and highlights the continued need to nurture diversity in these organizations.

“Modern Healthcare’s 2023 Top Diversity Leaders and organizations exemplify a commitment to meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion. They have exceeded industry standards and continue to devote necessary resources to providing internal opportunities while advancing community health equity, setting a great example for others.” – Dan Peres, President of Modern Healthcare.

With more than two decades of leadership experience, Ketul J. Patel is responsible for strategy network development and growth as well as overall operational management for the multi-state regional health care system. He is committed to supporting diverse teams at all levels to ensure patients receive world-class, safe and equitable care. This work has also been recognized by Puget Sound Business Journal’s Power 100 List, a list of the most influential people in Washington state who are working toward the betterment of local communities.

“It is a great honor to be recognized once again by Modern Healthcare, but the work we’ve done to champion diversity, equity and inclusion is only possible because of the talented and dedicated teams that strive to serve our community each day,” Patel said. “As we continue to manage ongoing challenges in the health care industry, it’s critical that we engage teams with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to develop innovative solutions. These solutions ensure we can continue providing the highest quality, safest care to our patients, especially those most vulnerable in our communities.”

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