President, Ascension St. Vincent North Region and CHA Chairperson
Monday, June 14, 11:00 a.m. ET
Julie Manas is president, North Region, for St. Vincent Indiana, part of Ascension Health, since 2018. In this role, Julie is responsible for hospitals across the North Region, which covers the Northern Indianapolis suburbs and North Central Indiana.
Previously, Julie was president and chief executive officer of Hospital Sisters Health System's Western Wisconsin Division, and president and chief executive officer of Sacred Heart Hospital, a 344-bed tertiary referral center and Wisconsin Baldrige award recipient in Eau Claire, Wis. Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is a 15-hospital, 14,000 FTE health system with net revenues of $2 billion, serving communities across Illinois and Wisconsin.
Prior to joining HSHS, Julie served as president of Genesis Medical Center and senior vice president of Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa. During her tenure, she spearheaded a patient-first/patient-safety journey resulting in first-time national awards from J.D. Power, Thomson Reuters, and HealthGrades. In addition, Julie improved overall financial performance and employee retention rates. Previously, she held several high-profile roles, including vice president at Loyola University Health System, vice president at Resurrection Health Care (now Presence Health), and chief operating officer/interim CEO at VA Hines Hospital.
Julie has been published in the Journal of Healthcare Management, Frontiers of Health Services Management, Healthcare Executive, HealthLeaders, Executive Insight, Hospital and Health Networks, and Fierce Healthcare. She has presented at various national conferences, including the American College of Healthcare Executives' Annual Congress. Her extensive professional and community involvement includes serving on membership committees for three state hospital associations, adjunct faculty member for the University of Iowa School of Medicine/Public Health Department and Loyola University School of Nursing, and on board and administrative committees of the Catholic Health Association. She also has served on the boards of Catholic Charities, the United Way, Ronald McDonald House, Junior Achievement, and a regional chamber of commerce.
Julie was highlighted in Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of "130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know" (2013), "130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know," (2012-2017), and "300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" (2013).
Julie received her master's degree in hospital and health administration from the University of Iowa and bachelor of science degree with honors from Iowa State University.