Anthony A. Armada, FACHE


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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. 

Prior to that, Mr. Armada served as president, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Advocate Health Care, Park Ridge, Ill., from 2009 to 2013; president/CEO, Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, from 2004 to 2009; senior vice president/area manager, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, from 2000 to 2004; and senior vice president/COO, Northridge (Calif.) Hospital Medical Centers, Catholic Healthcare West, from 1998 to 2000.
Earlier, he was president/CEO, Columbia Chino (Calif.) Valley Medical Center from 1995 to 1998; vice president, Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center from 1991 to 1995; COO, Coastal Communities Hospital, Republic Health Care, Santa Ana, Calif., from 1990 to 1991; assistant administrator, Charter Suburban Hospital, Paramount, Calif., and Charter Oak Hospital, West Covina, Calif., from 1988 to 1990; an administrative resident, Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin, Ill., from 1987 to 1988; and a medical technologist, Saint Lawrence Hospital, Lansing, Mich., from 1982 to 1985.
In addition to his service to ACHE, Mr. Armada served on the Equity of Care Committee sponsored by the American Hospital Association and on the boards of the following organizations: the California, Illinois, Michigan and Washington State Hospital Associations; numerous city chambers of commerce; the Seattle World Trade Center; the Los Angeles Economic Corporation; the Health Resource and Education Trust (a subsidiary of AHA); and several boards within the American Heart Association. He is also past chairman of the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity board; past inaugural chairman of the Asian Healthcare Leaders Association board, now known as the Asian Healthcare Leaders Community; past chairman of the American Heart Association—Los Angeles board; and past president of the Healthcare Executive Study Society board.

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.