Former Via Christi executive garners national recognition

Saad Ehtisham, former chief nursing officer at Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita, has been named an honoree in Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2012 Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.

Ehtisham left Via Christi in 2010 to become CEO of University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tenn., in metropolitan Nashville.

Modern Healthcare says it received 144 nominations for this year’s slate of executives. Honorees are selected in part by a demonstration to effect change in the industry, service as a mentor to others in the industry and service as a leader in the industry outside of the organization for which they work.