Sally Deitch

Sally Deitch, MSN, MHA, RN, FACHE, serves as Executive Vice President, Nursing and Operations Infrastructure, for Ascension. In this role, she has executive responsibility for leading Ascension’s nursing practice and operations for all sites of care. This includes executive operational responsibility for ambulatory services, imaging services and outpatient rehabilitation services as she orchestrates a unified strategy across Ascension’s hospitals and ambulatory facilities to ensure alignment, collaboration and consistent implementation of operations.

She joined Ascension in 2021 to serve as Senior Vice President, Operations Infrastructure, focusing on operational discipline and strategy for Ascension’s hospitals and ambulatory care sites.

Ms. Deitch is a passionate and experienced healthcare leader who in less than 18 years worked her way up from serving as a 22-year-old staff nurse in the operating room and endoscopy department to becoming a hospital CEO. She formerly served as Group/President CEO Mid-South, Memphis Market CEO and St. Francis Hospital CEO for Tenet Healthcare, with responsibility for strategic, operational and clinical activities, diversification of services, and execution of strategies to achieve the mission and vision of these organizations.

Prior to this, Ms. Deitch served as Tenet’s Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services, Group CEO for Tenet’s El Paso and Rio Grande Valley hospitals, and CEO of The Hospitals of Providence. Earlier, Ms. Hurt-Deitch served as a chief nursing officer, chief operating officer and chief executive officer for HCA Healthcare. In 2005, she was named CEO at Oklahoma University Medical Center Edmond.

Ms. Deitch is past president of the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives, former chair of the Texas Hospital Association, board member of the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board, and a past regent-at-large of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso and a master’s degree in health care administration from Trinity University, San Antonio.

In 2013, UT–El Paso recognized Ms. Deitch as one of its distinguished alumni. In 2018 and 2019, Modern Healthcare named her one of “10 Women Leaders to Watch.” In 2018, Trinity University honored her with the Dean Leonard Duce Leadership Award, and The Federation of American Hospitals gave her its Corris Boyd Leadership Award in 2016.