Eugene A. Woods, FACHE
Eugene A. Woods is CEO of Advocate Health. He was most recently president/CEO of Atrium Health, one of the largest nonprofit and leading academic health systems in the United States. One of today’s most prominent leaders in healthcare, Mr. Woods served as past chair of the American Hospital Association board of trustees in 2017 and on its Nominating Committee, and he is a member of the AHA’s Health, Strategy and Innovation Committee. He is currently a member of the Healthcare Institute, the Becker’s Healthcare’s Advisory Board, the board of Best Buy, the board of Johnson C. Smith University and the Executive Committee of the Healthcare Leadership Council. Additionally, Mr. Woods is chair of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and vice chair of the 2022 Conference of Chairs Executive Committee for the bank. Mr. Woods also was appointed to the North Carolina Council for Health Care Coverage, the North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s Economic Recovery Task Force, and the governor’s Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental and Health Equity Task Force to help address disparities in communities of color that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Mr. Woods has 30 years of healthcare leadership experience, and his career is decorated with many honors. This includes his recent recognitions as one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and “Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare” as well as being named one of its five “Luminaries” honored for their career-defining work in reshaping the industry. He received the National Center for Healthcare Leadership’s 2022 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award. He was also recognized by the Office of the Secretary of Defense with the highly regarded Patriot Award for supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Forces. He was named the 2022 Luminary Award honoree by the Charlotte Post Foundation in addition to several other honors. Mr. Woods holds three degrees from Pennsylvania State University: a bachelor’s degree in health planning and administration, a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in health administration. He is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.