Scottsdale Institute Promotes Janet Guptill to President & Chief Executive Officer

Has served as Executive Director for five years

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Scottsdale Institute (SI), a not-for-profit, executive-membership organization of leading healthcare systems, announced that SI’s Board of Directors has promoted Janet Guptill, FACHE to President & Chief Executive Officer. She has served as SI’s Executive Director for the past five years, during which she led the organization through tremendous change to support SI member organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Janet quickly and successfully pivoted SI to a dynamic virtual organization in order to address our members’ needs as they fought the worst surges of the pandemic,” said Donald C. Wegmiller, Chairman of SI. “Janet’s leadership has won health executives’ admiration and respect and further solidified SI’s reputation as a convenor of the right people on the right issues at the right moment.”

Tom Sadvary, Vice Chairman of SI and a retired health-system CEO, said Ms. Guptill’s promotion to President & CEO rightfully reflects her success in engaging senior executives. “Janet has demonstrated the acumen, intelligence and grace to interact with the most innovative and respected leaders in the healthcare industry,” he said.

“I’m honored and humbled to accept this promotion as President and CEO of Scottsdale Institute,” said Ms. Guptill. “We have learned so much and yet still have so much to learn on our members’ journey to a digitally-enabled healthcare system that is accessible and equitable for all.”

The Scottsdale Institute also announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors, both of whom are highly regarded healthcare leaders nationally: Tom Priselac, president & CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles, and Howard Kern, president & CEO of Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, Va.

About Scottsdale Institute

The Scottsdale Institute (SI) is a not-for-profit membership organization of prominent healthcare systems whose goal is to support our members as they strive to achieve clinical integration and transformation through information technology (IT). SI facilitates knowledge-sharing by providing intimate and informal forums that embrace SI’s “Three Pillars”:

> Collaboration

> Education

> Networking

SI Affinity Groups offer a popular way to focus on a shared issue, topic or collective challenges. They can be title-specific or a mix of executive titles focused on single issues like Digital and Population Health, Cybersecurity, Clinical Decision Support, Data and Analytics, and others. Affinity Groups convene in a variety of ways, including Dialogues, Summits, Ad Hoc Queries, Site Visits and Roundtables. For more information about Scottsdale Institute, visit


Chuck Appleby, Editor in Chief


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