Chairman & CEO, Cardinal Health
George S. Barrett, is the chairman and chief executive officer of Cardinal Health, a $107 billion dollar company dedicated to improving the cost-effectiveness of health care.
Since joining Cardinal Health in 2008, Barrett has refocused the company on its essential role in supporting hospitals, pharmacies and alternative sites of care in their efforts to improve the quality and safety of patient care, while reducing costs and improving efficiency. The tagline – Essential to care – embodies the company's strategy and the culture of the organization, which views its position in the evolving healthcare system as both a privilege and a responsibility.
Barrett also serves on the board of directors of Eaton Corporation and Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Healthcare Leadership Council and The Conference Board. He is also a member of the President's Leadership Council of Brown University, Business Roundtable, The Business Council, Ohio Business Roundtable and The Columbus Partnership.
Barrett received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Long Island University's Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.