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Methodist President and CEO Steve Goeser announces new leadership roles for Josie Abboud and Brett Richmond

Published: July 2, 2024

Steve Goeser, president and CEO of Methodist Health System, has announced the promotion of two members of the Methodist executive leadership team.

Josie Abboud, president and CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital, has been promoted to Methodist Health System executive vice president, effective July 1. In her new capacity, Abboud will retain all of her current responsibilities and add the supervision of Methodist Health System affiliate presidents to her duties.

Brett Richmond, Methodist Fremont Health president and CEO, has been promoted to executive vice president of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital, also effective July 1. Richmond will continue to lead Methodist Fremont Heath and supervise several additional vice presidents.

“It gives me great pride to promote Josie and Brett to their respective executive vice president positions,” Goeser said. “They are exceptional leaders who have long demonstrated their commitment to Methodist and the communities we serve. I am confident that they will continue to lead our organization in ways that reflect our mission to improve the health of our communities by the way we care, educate and innovate.”

Abboud began her career at Methodist 28 years ago as a critical care staff nurse, and she’s held a variety of leadership roles, including service executive, vice president, executive vice president, chief operating officer and president & CEO.

Abboud is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Medical Group Management Association. She has received numerous leadership awards and serves on the boards of several organizations.

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.

Richmond, also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, has served as president and CEO of Methodist Fremont Health since Oct. 1, 2018.

He has over 20 years of experience in health care leadership positions and most recently served as the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Methodist Fremont Health. Richmond serves on the boards of several Dodge County organizations.

He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri and his master’s degree in finance from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.