Michael Covert, FACHE

Northeast Georgia Health System

During the past 40 years, Michael Covert served as president/CEO of four major healthcare organizations, with a proven track record in planning for future needs and creating strong operating platforms to support growth and development. Modern Healthcare has recognized him for his leadership of health systems in the country and for his ability to impact employee engagement and patient experience, grow operations and financial performance, and lead organizations successfully through challenging situations such as COVID-19, 9/11 and anthrax. Mr. Covert has extensive board experience, both internal to the organizations he has served and in service to boards of numerous national and state organizations, including the American Hospital Association and hospital associations in Texas, California and Florida. He has a consistent track record of meeting revenue and operating margin targets and is frequently engaged as a keynote speaker at healthcare industry events. He has been a speaker at more than 10 ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership sessions. Mr. Covert holds a master’s degree in health administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis. He is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


Tuesday, March 21
9:00–10:30 a.m.
40X - Developing Physician and Nurse Leaders as an Antidote to Burnout: Dyads as an Engagement, Retention and Transformation Strategy