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Through a shared strategic vision and commitment to our core values, Methodist’s leaders are dedicated to delivering exceptional care, championing our employees and improving the health of our communities.
Josie Abboud, FACHE, President & CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women's Hospital
Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women's Hospital

Josie Abboud, FACHE

President and CEO

Josie Abboud, FACHE, serves as President and CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital.

Abboud’s career at Methodist began 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. In 2018, Abboud was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as a top woman hospital and health system leader to know. In 2017, Abboud was the ACHE Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award recipient and the American Cancer Society National St. George Award winner. She was also previously named as one of the Midlands Business Journal’s “Women of Distinction” and a “40 Under 40” honoree.

She is an active community leader and has served on the boards of the Nebraska Hospital Association, Hospice House, Creighton Prep Board of Trustees, Marian High School Board of Directors, Creighton University’s College of Nursing Advisory Board, American Cancer Society, Christ the King’s Education Steering Board, Archbishop’s Committee for Development, Visiting Nurses Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 6-state High Plains Division board of the American Cancer Society, United Way’s 2013 Campaign, Community Health Charities and Child Savings Institute.

Abboud is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Medical Group Management Association. She serves as District One Chairman of the Nebraska Hospital Association.

Abboud 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.