News Release: Emory Healthcare , Woodruff Health Sciences

Feb. 21,  2011

Georgia Hospital Association Elects Emory Healthcare's John Fox to Board of Trustees

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ATLANTA – John T. Fox, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) at the association’s annual convention in Atlanta.

Fox has served as president and CEO of Emory Healthcare since 2001, where he works closely with the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University in supporting the advancement of medicine through innovative research and training future health care providers. Prior to serving as president and CEO, he held the position of chief operating officer (COO) in 1999.

Fox is an active member of the health care community. He speaks to professional and civic organizations about the ever-changing face of health care. In particular, he presents talks on the importance of improving medical outcomes by fostering a collaborative partnership between all members of a care team.

Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin named him chair of the city’s Health Services CEO Forum, a strategic-planning initiative aimed at leveraging Atlanta as the nation’s choice destination for health care, education, technology and research.

Fox earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Washington University in St. Louis. He then earned a master’s in business administration from the university and secured a certified public accountant (CPA) designation. He is a member of several community groups, including the American Association of Health Plans, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Metro Atlanta and Georgia chambers of commerce and the Atlanta Rotary Club.

“John Fox’s dedication to improving the quality of care in Georgia on so many levels is truly remarkable,” said Joseph Parker, president of GHA. “His proven leadership track record and strong commitment to educating the community about health care make him an outstanding addition to our Board. We are grateful to have his service.”

For more than a century, Emory Healthcare has been at the forefront of medicine, combining cutting-edge interventional research and technology to improve and save lives. As the largest, most comprehensive healthcare system in Georgia, Emory Healthcare has more than 1,400 licensed patient beds and 10,000 employees and more than 20 health centers located throughout Metro Atlanta.

Established in 1929, the Georgia Hospital Association is the state’s largest trade organization of hospitals and health systems providing education, research and risk management services to its 174 hospital and health system members. Additionally, it represents and advocates health policy issues benefiting Georgia’s citizens before the state legislature and U.S. Congress as well as before regulatory bodies.

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