Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE

President and CEO, Navicent Health

Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE
Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE

Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and Chief Executive Officer of Navicent Health, has over 45 years of hospital administrative and clinical experience. Dr. Saunders completed her Doctorate in Healthcare Administration at the Medical University of South Carolina, earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta, and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the Rutgers University in Newark, N.J. A co-founder of the regional Stratus Healthcare network, Saunders currently serves on the board of the Georgia Hospital Association and as Chair of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals. Saunders recently received national acclaim for her efforts to successfully form a strategic combination with Charlotte-based Atrium Health, one of the nation’s premier health systems. Under Saunders’ leadership, Navicent Health also garnered national attention for efforts to improve health equity and minimize disparities, and the health system was honored with the American Hospital Association’s prestigious 2018 Equity of Care Award. Recognized as a national thought leader, particularly in the areas of innovation and disruptive change, Saunders is a frequent speaker on various matters related to healthcare.