Wendy Horton, PharmD, MBA
As chief executive officer, Wendy is responsible for overseeing all operations of UVA Medical Center. As top executive, she remains a champion for improving patient experience, supporting team members, and driving further investment in programs and people.
She joined UVA Health in March 2020 as chief operating officer to assist in the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent financial mitigation, and recovery. Wendy worked to facilitate innovative initiatives and optimize clinical operations, priming the organization for future strategic success.
With over a decade of academic medical center experience, Wendy has developed robust clinical and operational expertise. As chief administrative officer at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, she helped transform both structure and culture to elevate the quality of patient care, education and research throughout the College of Medicine and Faculty Group Practice. During her 12 years on the senior leadership team at the University of Wisconsin, Wendy led successful clinical growth and quality improvement initiatives. While serving as the UW Health Vice President of Operations, she drove the development and activation of a new hospital.
Wendy received a master’s in business administration in marketing and finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Utah.
Wendy is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.