Kathryn Correia

CEO
HealthEast

Kathryn Correia inherited a debt-laden organization in 2012 when she took the reins of HealthEast—the state’s 10th-largest hospital system—as its first new CEO in 22 years. Health care reforms and beefed-up competition didn’t make her job any easier. Since then, she’s worked to put the nonprofit back on firmer financial footing. According to Fitch Ratings, Correia has reduced annual long-term debt service expenses from $37.4 million to $22.6 million, with improving liquidity expected after last year’s implementation of a crucial new health records system.