Monica Vargas-Mahar
Market CEO,
Carondelet Health Network

Monica C. Vargas-Mahar, FACHE, is the market chief executive officer of Carondelet Health Network and the chief executive officer for St. Joseph’s Hospital. A seasoned hospital executive, she has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration and served in multiple leadership positions. Prior to joining Carondelet, she was chief executive officer of The Hospitals of Providence East Campus and market chief operating officer of The Hospitals of Providence in El Paso, Texas.

Vargas-Mahar is chair of the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives and was appointed by The American Hospital Association to its Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award Committee. She also serves on the board for Trinity University Healthcare Administration Program, Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and Loretto Catholic High School, and is former chair of the United Way of El Paso.

She earned her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif.