For the third consecutive year, a national healthcare publication has given recognition to Dawn Ahner, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Renown Health. Dawn was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s annual publication’s “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” List. She joins honorees from Johns Hopkins, Kaiser Permanente and Cleveland Clinic, among others.
Dawn joined Renown Health in 1993. She is responsible for shared non-clinical service areas across the Renown Health network including Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, Information Technology, Environmental Services, Security, Real Estate Services, Strategic Planning and Business Development, Financial Services, Revenue Cycle, Supply Chain and the Population Health Management Organization. In addition, Dawn oversees Renown’s transitional services division which covers the range of Renown’s post-acute continuum of care with hospice, palliative care, home care and Renown Rehabilitation hospital.
Among her many accomplishments, Dawn was responsible for launching Transformational Health Care at Renown — a model for continuous improvement based on the lean methodology. She trained in Japan and at Virginia Mason Health Care System before introducing the program to the organization in 2010.