Mark Wietecha is president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Association, representing over 200 children’s hospitals and major pediatric programs with a mission to improve child health through innovation in care, education and research. Prior to joining CHA in 2011, Mark was a management consultant with Kurt Salmon for 27 years, where he served as the firm’s executive chairman, responsible for over 2,000 professionals working across five continents in six languages. His professional work in both adult academic and pediatric medicine has been recognized as among the best in the country, and he has advised most of the U.S. News & World Report “Best” medical centers and children’s hospitals. Mark has been named among the nation’s “Most Influential Consultants” by Consulting Magazine and as one of the “5 Healthcare Leaders to Know” by Becker’s Review. He is a regular presenter on the future of health care and cited in such media as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio. Mark currently serves on the boards of the Children’s Hospital Association, the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems of the AAMC, the Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care, OpenNotes, and Virtual PICU Systems. Mark’s academic training includes a M.S. in pharmacology from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University. He is based in Washington, D.C.
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