Elizabeth B. Concordia has been selected to be the 2017 recipient of the Invisible Disabilities® Association’s Healthcare Award. Elizabeth has been chosen because through her leadership as President and CEO of UCHealth, she has helped create a strategic focus on developing new models of care, improving patient access, convenience and service. In addition, the University of Colorado Hospital, a national top 20 hospital, and the entire UCHealth system are fostering new innovation and technologies to support the care of individual patients and efforts to improve their health throughout Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska.
Elizabeth joined UCHealth in September 2014 and is responsible for the strategic direction, clinical operations and financial success of the system. Under her leadership, UCHealth is focused on strategic partnerships, expansion of the system’s footprint in the region, developing new models of care, improving patient access, convenience and service, and supporting the academic mission.
Before joining UCHealth, Elizabeth served as executive vice president for UPMC and president of its Hospital and Community Services Division. In previous positions, she was the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as an associate director at the Montefiore Medical Center’s Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, in the Bronx, New York, and a manager and senior consultant for Ernst & Young in Washington, DC.
Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and German from Duke University and a Master of Administrative Science Management from Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the Women’s Forum of Colorado and the Colorado Forum.