UC Health welcomes Cory Shaw as president and CEO

Shaw brings 30 years of leadership in one of the nation’s leading academic health systems

UC Health Board of Directors welcomes Cory Shaw as the organization’s next president and CEO beginning Jan. 9.

Shaw comes to UC Health from Nebraska Medicine, where he most recently served as executive vice president, chief operating officer with accountability for all healthcare operations of the $2.2 billion academic health system. These responsibilities included three clinical campuses, more than 60 ambulatory clinic locations and an 800-plus-member medical group affiliated with UNMC College of Medicine.

In his nearly 30 years at Nebraska Medicine, Shaw was dedicated to leading and advancing the organization to become one of the nation’s top academic health systems. During his tenure, Nebraska Medicine achieved exceptional results and clinical outcomes, including Vizient 5-Star healthcare quality and safety ratings — an aspiration UC Health is fully invested in achieving by 2027.

Shaw has diverse business experiences, including executive leadership roles within ambulatory settings, the University of Nebraska medical group practice and payor relations. Additionally, he led the establishment of Nebraska Medicine’s integrated health system strategic planning process and implementation, which formalized service line strategies and execution for Cancer, Neurosciences, Heart & Vascular, Orthopedics, Transplant, Women’s Health, Behavioral Health, and Primary Care. These service line strategies resulted in a positive cultural impact, as well as tremendous growth and market share gains.

His background and deep expertise will be key in developing UC Health’s strategic vision and our capacity to advance clinical care, research and education

UC President Neville Pinto

“Cory brings passion, broad healthcare acumen, and an unwavering commitment to the purpose of academic medicine and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him as our next president and CEO at UC Health,” said Thomas Cassady, chair of the UC Health Board of Directors. “Based on Cory’s experience, he will enhance our unique position as Greater Cincinnati’s only adult academic health system and aspirations for future growth.”

“The UC Health Board search committee conducted an extensive nationwide President & CEO search, and Cory was unanimously selected as the right candidate to lead our healthcare system and support the tripartite mission,” said UC President Neville Pinto, PhD. “His background and deep expertise will be key in developing UC Health’s strategic vision and our capacity to advance clinical care, research and education.”

“This is an exciting time to join UC Health which is recognized as essential to the vibrancy of Cincinnati, the tri-state area, and the state of Ohio,” said Shaw. “I am committed to working with employees, clinicians, faculty, University and College of Medicine leadership, as well as community stakeholders to strengthen connections and partnerships with healthcare organizations and the business community. I look forward to being part of this legacy and to help shape the future and next chapter for UC Health.”

Shaw holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Nebraska and Master of Arts in Health Care Administration from the University of Missouri. Serving on academic, professional, industry and community boards, committee engagements have been a hallmark of his career. 

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