Ann Madden Rice
Chief Executive Officer, UC Davis Medical Center
Ann Madden Rice is chief executive officer of UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. She is a nationally recognized expert in the management of health-care institutions.
As CEO, Rice oversees more than 8,000 employees at the medical center, an acute-care teaching hospital licensed with 619 beds, with an annual budget of more than $1.4 billion and medical clinics in 10 California communities. The medical center serves 6 million residents in 33 counties encompassing 65,000 square miles of Northern and Central California.
Several independent, national organizations rank the medical center among the country’s best in safety, quality and patient satisfaction. It offers nationally regarded expertise in areas such as telehealth, rural medicine, trauma and emergency care, primary care and cancer. It is the sole provider of a number of services for inland Northern California, including level I adult and pediatric trauma centers, a full-service children’s hospital and a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.
Rice is on the Executive Committee and chairs the Audit and Corporate Operations Committee of the University Health System Consortium. She is secretary/treasurer of the Hospital Council of Northern California. She was elected as a Metropolitan Hospitals delegate of the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board from District 9 and is an active member of Sacramento region’s “Next Economy” advisory council. Rice also is past chair of the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization and serves on the Executive Committee of the Sacramento Metro Chamber. She is the California Senate appointee to the California Health Facilities Financing Authority.
A thought leader in the health-care industry, Rice has received many honors and awards. In 2013 and 2012, she was named among Becker’s Hospital Review “120 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know,” and in 2010, she received the Senior Level Healthcare Executive Award from the Association of Healthcare Leaders. In 2005, Iowa State University’s College of Business honored her with a Citation of Achievement alumni award, and in 1994, Modern Healthcare recognized her as a leader to watch in their Up & Comer Yearbook. She also received the Muncie Gold Merit Award from the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Prior to joining UC Davis Medical Center, Rice was chief financial officer and chief operating officer for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Other previous positions include chief financial officer of the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa, and vice president of fiscal services for the Central Vermont Medical Center in Barre, Vermont.
Rice earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and logistics in 1979 from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in accounting in 1983 from the University of Iowa.