Anthony Armada 

Chief executive, Swedish Health Services


Anthony A. “Tony” Armada serves as chief executive of Swedish Health Services.

Before joining Swedish in November of 2013, Armada served as president for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital. Prior to that, Armada was president and chief executive officer for Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network in Detroit, Mich. from 2004 to 2009. He also served as senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente’s metropolitan Los Angeles service area from 2000 to 2004, and has held diverse senior leadership roles in his 29 years in the health care field.

In 2012, Armada was appointed president of the Healthcare Executives Study Society, a voluntary educational organization for health care professionals. In 2011 he became a member of the American Hospital Association’s Equity of Care Committee. He was also appointed to the board of trustees of the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago in 2010. As Armada values diversity in health care leadership, he has also served as chairman of the board for the Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management. In November 2007 he was appointed the inaugural chairman of the newly formed Asian Healthcare Leaders Association, a national organization which promotes lifelong learning, coaching and mentoring, career development and networking opportunities in collaboration with the Institute for Diversity, American Hospital Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.