John Kueven, FACHE, RN

Hospital President
Northeast Georgia Health System

John Kueven is president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, a 557-bed Level II trauma center serving the Northeast region of Georgia. Prior to joining Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Mr. Kueven served as senior vice president of Wellstar Cobb and Paulding Hospitals. While at Paulding, he fostered a collaborative culture focused on high reliability. This resulted in the organization receiving the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award as well as a Magnet Designation. Prior to joining Wellstar, Mr. Kueven was COO of Memorial Hermann Katy, director of transplant at Boston Children’s Hospital, and he held leadership roles at North Mississippi Medical Center. He received a master’s degree in health administration and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Millsaps College, and an associate degree in nursing. Mr. Kueven currently serves as president of the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives, president of the UAB Graduate Program of Hospital Administration alumni board, member of the Sterling board of directors, and alumni of the IHF Young Executive Leaders. He is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


Tuesday, March 21
3:15–4:15 p.m.
59H - High Reliability as an Operating Model for Safety, Quality, Leadership and Engagement