Tajquah J. Hudson serves as SCL Health’s Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, a position she accepted in May 2013. She leads development and implementation of the system’s strategic plan and identifies and executes strategic and tactical growth initiatives to enhance long-term sustainability of the ministry. Hudson drives continued portfolio development for the system facilitating dialogue with health systems, hospitals and potential partners. She leads the sourcing, execution and implementation of joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and other business arrangements and has financial oversight and operational responsibility for these business entities.
With more than 25 years of experience, Hudson has held executive positions in community and academic health systems and national managed care and insurance roles. She joined the system strategy team in May 2010 after serving as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. Calif., when it was part of SCL Health. While with Saint John’s, she led strategy and business development for the hospital and operational leadership of the John Wayne Cancer Institute.
Hudson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from East Central University in Ada, Okla., a master’s degree in health science from Wichita State University in Kansas and completed the executive program in managed care at the University of Missouri. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.