Tom Sadvary of Scottsdale Institute

Tom Sadvary, FACHE

Tom Sadvary retired as CEO of HonorHealth in April, 2017. Tom was instrumental in leading the creation of the $2 billion not-for-profit health system through the merger of Scottsdale Healthcare and the John C. Lincoln Health Network in 2013. This system serves over one million residents of the north Phoenix and Scottsdale communities, and includes 5 hospitals, a medical group, research institute, and several outpatient centers.

Tom was appointed as President and CEO of Scottsdale Healthcare in 2005 following progressive executive roles. He joined the organization in 1986 as the administrator of the Shea Medical Center.

He began his career at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Barberton Citizens Hospital. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and his Master’s Degree from the School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. He also worked as a paramedic prior to attending graduate school.

Tom is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. His community leadership roles have included the American Hospital Association, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Scottsdale / Paradise Valley YMCA, Scottsdale Rotary Club, and the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

Tom has received many awards during his career, which include the Scottsdale Leadership Herb Drinkwater Community service Award, the Scottsdale Chamber Hall of Fame, the Allegheny College Gold Citation Award, and the   American Cancer Society honoree in 2017.

Tom currently serves as a member of the LabCorp advisory board, and as a board member of Allegheny College, Scottsdale Institute, Epsilon, and the Western Spirit Museum. He has also received adjunct faculty member appointments at the University of Pittsburgh and Arizona State University.

Tom and his wife Mary, a registered nurse, have been married for 41 years. They have two children, Christopher and Rachel, and a grandson Jack. Tom enjoys hiking, playing golf, and traveling with his family.


Updated December 2018