President and CEO, Saint Luke's Health System; Chair Elect, American Hospital Association (Festival Underwriter)
Melinda Estes is president and CEO of Saint Luke’s Health System, since 2011. Prior to this, she was president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care, chair of the board of governors of Cleveland Clinic Florida, executive director of business development at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and executive vice president and chief of staff for the MetroHealth System (Cleveland). Board certified in neurology and neuropathology, Estes previously held other roles at Cleveland Clinic Florida (CMO) and at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where she started as a neuropathology fellow in 1982. She is chair-elect of the American Hospital Association board and a member of the Missouri Hospital Association board.