Fox Promoted to CEO of Emory Healthcare
M.E. Johns has announced the promotion of John Fox, president and chief
operating officer of Emory Healthcare since April 1999, to president
and chief executive officer. The appointment was approved this morning
(Thursday) by the Emory University Board of Trustees Executive Committee.
As Chairman of the Board
of Directors for Emory Healthcare (as well as Director of The Robert
W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, of which Emory Healthcare is the
clinical arm), Dr. Johns will continue to oversee strategy and direction
of Emory Healthcare as he does with the three professional schools and
other units that comprise the Woodruff Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Johns called Mr. Fox's
appointment as CEO an important step in the continuing evolution of
Emory Healthcare into a fully integrated, patient-centered health system
better able to respond to competitive forces in the Atlanta health care
"John Fox has proven to be
the pivotal change agent we wanted when we brought him on board three
years ago, and this position will give him a chance to build on that
role," said Dr. Johns. "He understands the variables impacting today's
healthcare marketplace, and he has the experience, knowledge, and ability
to deal with marketplace challenges while enhancing the many opportunities
within Emory Healthcare."
Dr. Johns also has streamlined
the executive reporting relationships within the system. The heads of
The Emory Clinic, The Emory Children's Center, and Emory Hospitals,
including Emory University Hospital, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, and
Wesley Woods Center, will now report directly to Mr. Fox.
"I am pleased and honored
to be charged with primary responsibility for moving Emory Healthcare
forward as one of our nationŐs premier health care systems," says Fox.
"I look forward to working closely with Dr. Johns and the Board and
everyone on the Emory Healthcare team to make Emory Healthcare a model
for highest quality, patient centered care."
As CEO of Emory Healthcare
Mr. Fox will continue many of the responsibilities he has spearheaded
during the past three years, from managed care to service improvement.
One of the first challenges he faces is the further integration of the
business operations from a patient, customer, and employee perspective.
The continuing integration of Emory Healthcare will include for the
first time working towards a unified human resources and compensation
program for all 8,100 nonfaculty employees of Emory Healthcare's hospitals
and clinics, including the Emory Clinic, the Emory Children's Center,
Emory University Hospital, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, and Wesley
Mr. Fox also will continue
to work closely with Dr. Johns and with Thomas Gilbert on the operation
of EHCA, LLC, a joint venture established between Emory Healthcare and
HCA-The Healthcare Company in 1999. Dr. Johns is Chairman of the Board
of EHCA, and Mr. Gilbert is President and CEO.
Mr. Fox came to Emory in
April 1999 from Clarian Health System in Indianapolis, where he served
as executive vice president. Earlier in his career, from1987 to 1989,
he served as vice president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore,
where he worked with Dr. Johns, who was at that time associate dean
of clinical practice at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Mr. Fox is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and the
University of Cincinnati, where he earned his MBA.
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