A health care executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience, Chad J. Brown joined Wake Forest Baptist Health in June 2014. Brown is highly regarded in the Davie community where he serves as the President of Davie Medical Center. At Davie, Brown has responsibility and oversight for expanding health care access and services for the county and surrounding communities. Under his leadership, Davie Medical Center has experienced tremendous growth and the hospital is regarded as a model for Patient and Family Centered Care.
In February 2019, Brown expanded his role and became President of Wilkes Medical Center. He will maintain responsibility for Davie and Wilkes going forward, leading both facilities in enhancing services and promoting health and wellness in their respective communities.
Prior to joining Davie, Brown served as CEO at Duke LifePoint – Person Memorial Hospital in Roxboro, NC. He was instrumental in integrating the hospital into the Duke LifePoint system, as well as growing new service lines and recruiting new physicians to the community. Prior to his time at Person he was President and CEO at Caring Transitions of Greater Knoxville and Vice President of Operations at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, also in Knoxville.
Brown has also held several executive roles with HCA hospitals in Tennessee, Florida, Virginia and Texas. Brown earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee, a dual master's degree in health care and business administration from the University of Houston – Clear Lake, and an Executive Doctoral Degree in Health Leadership from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He and his wife Jeannine have 3 children and live in Davie County.