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Kevin Spiegel
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photo Kevin M. Spiegel, Erlanger Health System CEO, has been credited with leading the financial turnaround of the hospital.

As president and chief executive officer of Erlanger Medical Center, Kevin Spiegel oversees every aspect of the hospital's daily operations. With 5,519 employees and 813 beds, Spiegel likens his job to that of any city administrator.

"I have a laser focus on enhancing the technology of medical care to be the best in the nation," says Spiegel, a native of Long Island, N.Y. "But we're also a city here at Erlanger. For instance, right now, we're looking at how we can economize and create our own electrical power system."