Sunitha Reddy, MBA, MPH
Vice President, Operations
Ms. Sunitha Reddy is the Vice President of Operations for Prime Healthcare,
the fifth largest, tax-paying health system in the United States with
45 hospitals in 14 states, more than 300 outpatient locations and nearly
50,000 employees and affiliated physicians.
In her leadership role, Ms. Reddy drives innovation throughout Prime Healthcare
through the planning and directing of Prime Healthcare's operational
and financial strategy and initiatives. She is responsible for the attainment
of short- and long-term financial and operational goals and collaborates
with other leaders to guide the development of Prime Healthcare's
future growth. Ms. Reddy oversees the areas of revenue cycle, revenue
integrity, denials and utilization management, patient access, outsourcing
and strategic initiatives, and business office operations.
Under Ms. Reddy’s leadership, teams at the hospital and Corporate
levels have designed and implemented new systems and processes driven
by data, evidence, and best practices to improve the quality of care and
success in Prime's hospitals across the United States. Prime Healthcare
is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named
a 10 Top and 15 Top Health Systems three times by Fortune/IBM Watson Health.
Its hospitals have also been named among the nation’s best as ”100
Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence
Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years.
Committed to improving the health and lives of others, Ms. Reddy is a dedicated
philanthropist who volunteers her time with several organizations. Ms.
Reddy is also actively involved as a Director with the Dr. Prem Reddy
Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable foundation dedicated
to increasing access to healthcare and educational opportunities locally
and globally. The Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation has provided millions
in scholarships to deserving students from lower income families in California’s
Inland Empire. The Foundation has also supported free community clinics,
clean water initiatives, childhood vaccination programs, new medical clinics,
equipment donations in developing countries, and more.
Ealier in her career, Ms. Reddy served as a consultant in strategy and
operations for GE Healthcare Camden Group, based in Los Angeles. While
there she led strategic planning engagement for a large, six hospital
system and assisted with clinical integration with its aligned physician
groups. Ms. Reddy also worked as an associate in healthcare facilities
and services for Credit-Suisse in New York.
Ms. Reddy received her Master in Business Administration from Harvard University
with honors in 2017 and a Master in Public Health from Columbia University
in New York, where she received the Foster G. McGaw scholarship award
for academic excellence. Prior to Columbia, she received her Bachelor
of Science in Biology (Magna Cum Laude) from UCLA. Ms. Reddy was recognized
in 2018 and 2019 as a “Rising Star” in Becker’s Hospital Review.