Meet our Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center team.
Gabrielle Finley-Hazle, MHA
President & CEO
Gabrielle Finley-Hazle is President of Dignity Health Arizona Central and West Valley markets, which includes Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center, and several outpatient and satellite operations throughout the greater Phoenix area. Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is a large teaching hospital and a proud partner of Creighton University.
Gabrielle leads a team of more than 6,000 employees and physicians who are dedicated to providing excellent patient care and improving the quality of life in the community. She is a servant leader who focuses on improving the health of patients through systems of care and making a positive impact in the communities she has the privilege to serve. She is a strong advocate of employee engagement and development and passionate about community benefit and health equity programs.
With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare management and leadership, Gabrielle has served in executive positions in investor-owned, not-for-profit, as well as faith-based healthcare systems. She has also worked at several teaching hospitals in collaboration with major universities in the Southeastern United States. She holds a master’s degree in health care administration and a bachelor’s degree in human biology, health, and society from Cornell University.
Gabrielle has also been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including Becker’s Hospital Review Top 15 Hospital and Health System Leaders Under 40; Legacy’s Top 25 Most Prominent and Influential Women in Business; and Goldman Sachs’ Leadership Award. She was recently named one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona in 2021 by Arizona Business Magazine. She was also an honoree of the 2020 Women Achievers of Arizona by the Arizona Capitol Times.
Gabrielle enjoys spending time with her family, studying the bible, volunteering, and dancing. She is also proudly devoted to her faith.
Julie Riley, MBA
Chief Administrative Officer, VP of Service Line Operations
Julie Riley is the Chief Administrative Officer and Vice President of Service Line Operations for Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. She has nearly 25 years of demonstrated analytical and critical thinking abilities focused on implementing mission and vision. Expertise includes physician network and service line system development to achieve cross-facility collaboration and drive market position.
Julie previously served as National Service Line Administrator with Tenet Healthcare. She aligned stakeholders and established national service line standards, and benchmarks to support a national model for programmatic development impacting 64 hospitals.
Prior to joining Tenet, Julie spent 11 years with James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville Hospital and the University of Louisville School of Medicine as leader of Regional Clinical Development and Brand Management. She served as regional representative for enterprise clinical business development and corporate communications. She established an 18-hospital telehealth network across Kentucky, supporting a full scope of services including stroke, oncology robotic network and the trauma, burn and critical care institute.
Riley holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism / public relations from Western Kentucky University and a master’s from Bellarmine University.
Kristina Honiotes, DNP, RN
Chief Nursing Executive
Kristina Honiotes, DNP, RN, is the chief nursing executive officer for Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center.
In her role, Kristina is responsible for planning and developing all nursing operations and functions with a collaborative, patient-centered-care focus. She has a strong reputation for clinical expertise and patient care, executive leadership skills and employee development, as well as for her experience in strategic planning and daily hospital operations.
Kristina most recently served as vice president and chief nursing officer at John C. Lincoln Medical Center. She also previously served as interim vice president of operations for John C. Lincoln where she oversaw clinical, ancillary and support services. Prior to joining John C. Lincoln she worked in Nursing Administration for St. Vincent Hospital and Health System (Ascension) in Indianapolis.
Kristina has a doctorate of nursing practice from Old Dominion University; a master’s degree in nursing leadership and a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is also a member of several professional organizations, a certified Advanced Nurse Executive and Six Sigma Green Belt, and holds several certifications from the FEMA National Incident Management System.
Victor Waters, MD, JD, FCLM
Chief Medical Officer
Victor Waters, MD, JD, FCLM, is the Chief Medical Officer for Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center.
Dr. Waters is a distinguished physician with more than 30 years of clinical experience in emergency medicine and internal medicine and approximately 20 years of administrative leadership experience. Before joining St. Joseph’s, Dr. Waters served as chief medical officer of Dignity Health St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, Calif. Dr. Waters had also served as interim president and chief executive officer of Nexus Fort Washington Medical Center in a suburb of Washington D.C.
A proven leader, Dr. Waters is well versed in graduate medical education and serves as a faculty member and Dignity Health physician liaison at University of California Riverside Medical School. Dr. Waters leads Law-4-Docs, which he founded to provide online mitigation courses for providers. He is also the CMO of HanGenix Solutions, a start-up digital healthcare company with an ultrasound-based monitoring system that’s designed to improve compliance with hand hygiene.
Dr. Waters earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University, is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine, and obtained a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law. He is passionate about issues related to health inequities and is a member of the CommonSpirit National Diversity and Inclusion Council. He is also a National Board Member of the American Lung Association.
Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Jackson is the Chief Financial Officer for Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. He oversees hospital finances, patient access, CDI, medical records and revenue cycle operations.
Jeff was previously the Interim Chief Financial Officer/Controller and Director of Finance for Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center and Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers.He also served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer for SMI Imaging, LLC.
Jeff’s passion for finance also led him to become an instructor at Scottsdale Community College, where he taught managerial accounting for nine years in addition to his full-time career. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds Master of Accountancy and Master of Business Administration degrees. Jeff completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University where he also completed a Master of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy.
Jeff served six years in the Marines with tours of duty in Japan and the Gulf War. He’s an avid runner and enjoys deep sea fishing.
Mary Ragsdale, MSN, MBA, RN
Chief Operating Officer
Mary Ragsdale is the Chief Operating Officer for the Dignity Health Arizona Central and West Valley market. She is a health care executive with 20 years of operations experience. Prior to joining our executive team, Mary was CommonSpirit Health’s System Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Community Impact.
Mary was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer for St. Anthony Hospital, part of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health in Gig Harbor, Wash. Under Mary’s oversight, St. Anthony received several quality, patient experience and employee engagement recognitions. She was also Chief Operating Officer for Mission Control and Virtual Health Services. In addition, as an operations leader with CHI St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash. Mary’s role helped improve hospital operations, oversee major improvements in patient safety, and co-lead a newly developed family practice residency program.
Mary earned a Master of Science in nursing and a Master of Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University.
Margaret Mary McBride, RSM
Market Vice President, Mission Integration
With more than 36 years of health care, Sister Margaret is a Sister of Mercy and began her career at St. Joseph’s as a nurse. She became Vice President of Mission Integration in 2000.
In her current role, she serves as Market Vice President for the west and central regions of Arizona, which includes Arizona General Hospital-Laveen. She leads mission integration, chaplain services, volunteer services, gift shop operations, and faith health ministries in our hospitals and health care centers. Prior to joining St. Joseph’s, Sister Margaret worked in health care facilities, a home care agency, and was an administrator for a retirement facility.
Sister Margaret has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of San Francisco. She also has a master of public administration from the University of San Francisco. She is a board member of Dignity Health Mercy Hospital, Bakersfield; Hospice of the Valley and Southwest Catholic Health Network (Mercy Care Plan).