Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare President and CEO Michael Ugwueke has been named one of the “2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America” by Savoy magazine.
Savoy’s ranking of their Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America is widely considered the definitive listing of African American executives, influencers, and achievers who are impacting corporate America.
Ugwueke was honored this week at a Washington, D.C., reception, alongside fellow recipients. Honorees include Lowe’s Chairman and CEO Marvin Ellison, Carnival President and CEO Arnold McDonald and Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Rosalind Brewer.
“It is a tremendous honor to be included among such distinguished leaders in this year’s Most Influential Black Executives list,” said Ugwueke. “I’m humbled by this recognition, and it goes without saying that the advancements Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has achieved, including straight A safety and quality ratings, is possible only through the dedication of my fellow executives, our associates and medical staff to improving every life we touch.”
Ugwueke began his tenure with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in 2007 as CEO of Methodist South Hospital and assumed the dual role of CEO of Methodist North Hospital in 2009. In 2013, he was named COO of the entire Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, and four years later in 2017, he was named president and CEO.
In 2021, he was honored by the Tennessee Hospital Association as a CEO of Distinction for his exceptional leadership of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In this issue, we assembled an elite representation of African American men and women who have been recognized for their executive and business leadership in national and global-leading corporations,” said L.P. Green II, publisher of Savoy magazine. “These innovative trailblazers have led efforts to foster growth for some of the country’s highest-performing companies throughout and beyond the US market.”