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patricia williams, FACHE


Patricia Williams is a healthcare executive with 30 years of international hospital and health services management and consulting experience. Following 18 years as an executive at the international subsidiary of Trinity Health, one of the largest health systems in the U.S. (currently owns and operates over 90 hospitals), Patricia founded Global Health Services Network (GHSN) in 2008 with the goal of making a positive and sustainable impact on patient centered care, quality and efficiency, in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Her work is focused on an integrated approach to planning, development and operations of hospitals aimed at impacting health status by increasing the efficiency and quality of care provided, as well as fostering compassionate service with dignity and respect to the patient served and their families. In 2013, Ms. Williams also founded Global Health Charities (GHC) which works to reduce global maternal and infant mortality and in 2016 she founded the American Nursing Institute – Myanmar, the first private school of nursing in Myanmar.

Patricia has worked in more than 30 countries and overseen projects ranging from feasibility studies, hospital planning, capital financing, equipment planning and procurement, hospital development and commissioning, management, training and hospital operations improvement in both the private and public sector. Her experience has included a total of planning and/or management of more than:

  • 4,000 hospital beds
  • 3 billion+ USD in project CAPEX
  • 3 million+ square feet of total planned/designed space
  • over 4,000 individuals trained

Originally from Argentina, Patricia was born and raised in Asia and became a U.S. citizen in 2015. She holds a Masters degree in Health Services Administration with a focus on hospital management and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She serves on several boards including The Ethio American Doctors Group Foundation; The American Nursing Institute – Myanmar; the Advisory Board of Danat Al Emarat Hospital, UAE; Global Health Charities, and Here 4 U an organization which supports the needs of children with medically complex conditions.

In 2018, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce appointed Patricia to the Eastern Michigan District Export Council (DEC) for a four (4) year term. Additionally, Ms. Williams was appointed by the president of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) to the working group for “Reducing hospital operational costs through better design.”