Emily Padula, RN, MHI, FACHE, is chief strategy officer at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas. Emily provides leadership for HCM’s strategy to “Empower Others, Create Healthy” for generations to come. Her role also includes executive oversight for the hospital’s growth efforts, healthcare integration across the continuum, accountable care organization, and clinical quality. Her experience includes clinical analytics, healthcare operations leadership in ambulatory care, acute and post-acute care, clinical staff education, quality, and direct patient care. In 2016, Emily was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the nation’s 50 Rising Stars under 40 in Healthcare Leadership.