Anthony A. Armada, FACHE
Anthony A. “Tony” Armada, FACHE, is executive vice president/chief transformation officer, Generations Healthcare Network, Lincolnwood, Ill.
He also serves as Chair-Elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to advancing health.
Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Mr. Armada served as an ACHE Governor from 2017 to 2020, as an ACHE Regent-at-Large for District 3 in 2013, and on many ACHE committees.
Before Mr. Armada began serving in his current role in 2021, he was president/CEO, AHMC Seton Medical Center, Daly City, Calif., and AHMC Seton Medical Center Coastside, Moss Beach, Calif., in 2020, before Verity Health System, Los Angeles, sold Seton Medical Center and Seton Medical Center Coastside to AHMC Health System in August of that year. Earlier, he held the roles of system COO, Verity Health System, Los Angeles, from 2018 to 2020; X-CO expert partner, Strategy Advantage, Los Angeles, and managing partner/CEO, AA Armada Associates, Seattle, from 2017 to 2018; executive vice president/CEO, Western Washington Market, Providence Saint Joseph Health, Renton, Wash., from 2015 to 2017; and senior vice president/system CEO, Swedish Health Services, Providence Health and Services, Renton, Wash., from 2013 to 2015.
Mr. Armada is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Technology and Innovation Visionary Leader from Asian Weekly Pacific Northwest; the Business Leaders of Color Award from Chicago United; and the Chicago Filipino-American Hall of Fame Leadership Award from Via Times and CPR-TV. He is also a three-time awardee of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare and has received the ACHE Exemplary Service Award and Dean Conley Award in 2011 for the co-authored article "Diversity in Healthcare: Time to Get REAL!" in Frontiers of Health Services Management.
Mr. Armada received his master’s degree in hospital and health administration and in business administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati, and a bachelor’s degree in human medicine from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.