Wake Forest Baptist CEO Recognized as Nonprofit Hospital CEO to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review
John McConnell, M.D.,
chief executive officer of Wake Forest
Baptist Medical Center, has been recognized as one of 130
nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know for the second year in a
row by Becker’s Hospital Review. Individuals featured on the list lead some
of the largest and most prominent hospitals and health systems in the nation.
Selection was based on experience,
professional achievement and community involvement.
became the first CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in November 2008.
Early in his tenure, McConnell developed and directed a reorganization plan
that consolidated the Medical Center’s clinical, academic and research
enterprises into a single integrated structure. Under his leadership, Wake
Forest Baptist also has established a commercialization arm, Wake Forest
Innovations, and completed a number of major capital projects, including Wake
Forest Biotech Place, the Country Club and Clemmons medical plazas, the Davie
Medical Center campus in Bermuda Run and the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
and translational researcher by training, McConnell came to Wake Forest Baptist
from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where he
was executive vice president of health system affairs, responsible for the
center’s hospitals, clinics and faculty physician practices.
spent 24 years at UT Southwestern and held a number of clinical and
administrative posts, including urology department chair, prostate disease
center director, vice president for clinical programs and executive vice
president for administration. During his tenure as chair of urology, the
department was ranked in the top 10 in the nation in National Institutes of
elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in
2004. He has received the Barringer Medal from the American Association of
Genitourinary Surgeons and the Fuller Award from the American Urological
Association, and has served on Advisory Board of the NIH National Institute of
Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
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