Josie Abboud Elected to Mutual of Omaha Board of Directors

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OMAHA, Neb. – Josie Abboud, President and CEO of Omaha’s Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital, has been elected to the Mutual of Omaha Board of Directors, Chairman and CEO James Blackledge announced.

Abboud is a recognized leader in health care management, strategic planning, growth and policy, earning the Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award from the American College of Health Care Executives and being recognized by Modern Healthcare and Becker’s Hospital Review as a top woman hospital and health system leader to know. She also is a recipient of the American Cancer Society’s National St. George Award.

“Josie Abboud brings a wealth of experience and expertise in health care policy and leadership to the Mutual of Omaha Board of Directors” Blackledge said. “As a leading provider of Medicare Supplement insurance and other supplemental health coverages, we will rely on her perspective, as well as that of our other distinguished directors, as we work to serve our customers and grow our business in an increasingly competitive and highly regulated environment.”

Abboud joined Methodist Hospital in 1996 as a critical care staff nurse, and she’s held a variety of leadership roles including service executive, vice president and executive vice president and chief operating officer. She was named President and CEO in 2018.

Abboud is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Medical Group Management Association and serves on the Boards of Creighton University and the Nebraska Hospital Association. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Creighton University and her master’s degree in business administration and health care management from Regis University in Denver.

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