Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare | 2014
Dr. George Brown
Since 2008, Brown, 66, has led Legacy Health, a five-hospital system based in Portland, Ore. Brown also chairs Health Share of Oregon, which provides care for 140,000 low-income residents. The organization is an outgrowth of the Tri-County Medicaid Collaborative, of which Brown was a founding member. Its purpose is to serve local Medicaid patients through coordinated care. Brown is a gastroenterologist who began his medical career in the military. In the Army, Brig. Gen. Brown served in commanding officer roles at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Wash., and Walter Reed Health Care System in Washington before retiring from active military service in 1999.