Cory D. Shaw. Photo provided

Shaw brings 30 years of successful leadership in one of the nation’s leading academic health systems, Nebraska Medicine

By Amanda Nageleisen

Director of Corporate Media Relations

UC Health

The UC Health Board of Directors has announced Cory D. Shaw as the organization’s next president and CEO, beginning Jan. 9, 2023.

Shaw comes to UC Health from Nebraska Medicine, where he most recently served as executive vice President and chief operating officer with accountability for all health care operations of the $2.2B academic health system. These responsibilities included three clinical campuses, 60+ ambulatory clinic locations and an 800+ member medical group affiliated with UNMC College of Medicine.

Shaw spent nearly 30 years at Nebraska Medicine dedicated to leading and advancing the organization to become one of the nation’s top academic health systems. During his tenure, Nebraska Medicine achieved exceptional results and clinical outcomes, including Vizient Five-Star health care quality and safety ratings – an aspiration UC Health is fully invested in achieving by 2027.

Shaw has tremendously diverse business experiences, including executive leadership roles within ambulatory settings, the University of Nebraska medical group practice and payor relations. Additionally, he led the overall establishment of Nebraska Medicine’s integrated health system strategic planning process and implementation, which formalized service line strategies and execution for cancer, neurosciences, heart and vascular, orthopedics, transplant, women’s health, behavioral health and primary care. These service line strategies resulted in a positive cultural impact, as well as tremendous growth and market share gains.

“Cory brings passion, broad health care acumen and an unwavering commitment to the purpose of academic medicine, and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him as our next president and CEO at UC Health,” said Thomas D. Cassady, chair of the UC Health board. “Based on Cory’s experience, he will enhance our unique position as Greater Cincinnati’s only adult academic health system and aspirations for future growth.

“The UC Health Board search committee conducted an extensive nationwide president and CEO search, and Cory was unanimously selected as the right candidate to lead our healthcare system and support the tripartite mission,” said UC President Neville G. Pinto. “His background and deep expertise will be key in developing UC Health’s strategic vision and our capacity to advance clinical care, research, and education.”

Shaw said, “This is an exciting time to join UC Health which is recognized as essential to the vibrancy of Cincinnati, the Tri-State area and the state of Ohio. I am committed to working with employees, clinicians, faculty, University and College of Medicine leadership, as well as community stakeholders, to strengthen connections and partnerships with health care organizations and the business community. I look forward to being part of this legacy and to help shape the future and next chapter for UC Health.”

Shaw holds a B.A. in communication from the University of Nebraska and health care administration from the University of Missouri. Serving on academic, professional, industry and community boards, committee engagements have been a hallmark of his career. Those diverse assignments have included the United Way, Institute for Diversity in Health Management Preceptor Program, National Conference on Community and Justice, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Nebraska Health Information Network, Nebraska Coalition on Access to Health Insurance and as a gubernatorial appointee to the Nebraska Medicaid Reform advisory committee.

Rick Hinds, UC Health’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, will continue as interim president and CEO until Shaw joins UC Health in January 2023.

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