Kathleen Cahill, has joined the MCA Innovation Center team to impart upon the Innovator and Startup Program participants her knowledge of and expertise in the healthcare industry, running a business and building a strong foundation for fostering a healthcare and innovation business.
Prior to joining the MCA team as the Mentor-in-Residence, Kathleen Cahill served the CEO of various hospitals for almost 30 years. She received her undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University and her MBA from the University of Houston. Immediately after graduate school, Cahill started working for HCA Healthcare as their Director of Business Development. After a couple of years in that position, she then went through an intensive two-year, in-company Administrator-In-Training program and became a Chief Operating Officer for HCA upon completion. Cahill then spent 10 years as the CEO of Tucson General Hospital, until the hospital was sold to Tenet Healthcare. Cahill went on to work for Tenet for a little under 2 years and then went back to work for HCA as a hospital CEO for 7 more years. Cahill then relocated to New Mexico to work for Community Health Systems where she worked as their Market CEO for 6 years. Cahill retired in 2015 and has been working as a consultant since.