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Judy Rich

Judy Rich received an undergraduate degree in nursing from New York’s Roberts Wesleyan College and a graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Rich has held roles from staff nurse to CEO. She moved to Tucson in 2003 where she held the position of COO for Tucson Medical Center until 2005.

Upon returning to Tucson Medical Center in June 2007, Rich led the organization in a financial turnaround as president and CEO of the 607-bed nonprofit hospital. In October 2021, Rich took on the expanded role of TMC Health System President and CEO. 

Recognizing that health care is local, Rich has worked with her executive team to take a grassroots approach to health care reform, implementing programs to increase access to preventive health care options and expand access to affordable health care opportunities throughout Southern Arizona. 

Rich currently serves on local and national boards. She served on the American Hospital Association board 2016 – 2019 and is past chair of the Arizona Hospital & Healthcare Association. Additionally, Rich is Chair of the Chairman’s Circle and Board of Directors of Sun Corridor Inc.

Session: Top 3 External Threats Facing Healthcare Today

Wednesday, Oct. 19, │ 3:30-5 p.m. trustee session: Top 3 External Threats Facing Healthcare Today

This panel will bring together an AZ hospital CEO, an AZ hospital trustee, a national governance expert, and the leader of a virtual board education company to facilitate rich discussion around the strategic threats to hospitals in the current environment, including the increasing role of private equity, retail giants, technology innovators, and large health systems. Participants in this interactive session will be able to share personal experiences and insights with their peers and come away with strategic considerations for leadership to navigate these external forces.