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Sinai Health System’s Dr. Airica Steed named to Modern Healthcare’s 2020 class of Top 25 Innovators



August 24, 2020



Chicago, IL – Sinai Health System is proud to announce that Dr. Airica Steed was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of this year’s Top 25 Innovators. The complete ranking is featured in the August 24 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine, and profiles of the winners are available at


“I am proud and humbled to be included in this year’s list of Top 25 Innovators,” said Dr. Airica Steed, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sinai Health System. “In a year filled with challenges for health care, innovative approaches to developing and implementing solutions that address the needs of our communities have never been more important particularly for safety net providers like Sinai which serves vulnerable communities where longtime health inequities have been accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic.”


This year’s Top 25 Innovators championed scalable solutions that are being used to reshape the industry in big and small ways. While many of this year’s honorees pushed solutions that directly address the coronavirus pandemic, their innovations and approaches to problem solving will be useful long after the crisis is over.


"While healthcare always looks for ways to transform, 2020 required more nimble, innovative adaptations than ever before. As communities hunkered down, providers and other industry members quickly found new ways to care for their patients, and they couldn't be afraid to try something new. This year's Top 25 Innovators exemplify the best of those transformations,' said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare. "They put quality first and still looked for ways to improve their work during uncertain times. We congratulate the class of 2020."


Dr. Steed is a highly accomplished and award winning transformational healthcare executive with over 20 years of exceptional leadership skills and proven track record of driving results and execution excellence. She has been recognized as a strategic and visionary change leader, cultural architect and international expert in Lean Six Sigma, Malcolm Baldrige framework, and “Big 4” management consulting across community and specialty hospitals, ambulatory clinics and network, academic medical centers, multi-site healthcare systems, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). She has proven experience of leading system-level integration of services, alignment of initiatives, service line strategy, and inspiring teams to elevate the patient experience, drive growth, and achieve operational excellence.


For information on the Modern Healthcare Top 25 Innovators awards program, contact:


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About Sinai Health System

Sinai Health System, a Chicago-based private, not-for-profit organization, is comprised of seven member organizations: Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Children’s Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Medical Group, Sinai Community Institute and Sinai Urban Health Institute. The system has over 800 physicians on its hospital medical staffs, 654 licensed beds, 100,000+ annual emergency department patient visits and eight physician residency training programs. For more information, visit



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