Gene Woods, President and CEO – Atrium Health

Gene Woods, President and CEO - Atrium Health

Sep 13, 2019
7:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Carmel Country Club
4735 Carmel Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226

Eugene A. Woods, MBA, MHA, FACHE, is president and chief executive officer of Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the most comprehensive and highly integrated not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. With 44 hospitals, over 900 care locations and an annual net revenue of nearly $10 billion, Atrium Health is responsible for more than 11.5 million patient interactions each year.

Woods has more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience, having overseen non-profit and for-profit managed hospitals, academic and community-based delivery systems and rural and urban facilities. Most recently, Woods was president and chief operating officer of CHRISTUS Health, a not-for-profit health system comprising of 50 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 175 clinics and outpatient centers, and 30,000 associates, where he oversaw acute, post-acute and international operations for facilities in the United States, Mexico and Chile. Previously, he served in dual roles at Catholic Health Initiatives – as CEO of the eight-hospital Saint Joseph Health System and as senior vice president responsible for helping implement national initiatives for the faith-based organization, which operates in 18 states. Prior to that, he served as COO of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a 968-bed teaching hospital located in Washington, D.C.

Recently, Woods was renamed as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, taking spot No. 19, as well as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top-25 Minority Executives in Healthcare for the fourth consecutive year. His numerous professional distinctions also include being named one of the Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine; one of the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise; one of the Most Admired CEOs of 2018 by the Charlotte Business Journal; Senior Executive of the Year by the National Association of Health Service Executives and Alumni of the Year by the Pennsylvania State University.