Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer
As Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Heidi Aylsworth leads strategic planning initiatives, coordinating business development and construction projects for the Consortium. A 25-year veteran in hospital administration, Ms. Aylsworth works with healthcare teams to grow service lines across Southeast Alaska.
Ms. Aylsworth joined SEARHC in early 2020 as Interim Hospital Administrator at Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center. In addition to managing hospital operations, she partnered with the medical staff and clinical leadership on program development, improving patient access and ensuring quality of care.
Prior to joining SEARHC, Ms. Aylsworth was Chief Strategy Officer for the Western Washington Region of Providence St. Joseph Health, overseeing strategy and business development. Prior to that role, she served as Chief Strategy Officer for Swedish Health Services. In these strategic business development positions, she was instrumental to the design and growth of various medical services as well as the construction of facilities including hospitals, outpatient facilities, clinics and ambulatory surgery centers.
Ms. Aylsworth started her career as a clinical dietitian, providing care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She built on this clinical knowledge over her early career by holding a variety of positions in clinical and non-clinical operations, performance improvement and project management.
After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan, Ms. Aylsworth went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Western Washington University.