Roxie Wells, MD

Cape Fear Valley Hoke Hospital

Roxie Wells serves as president of Cape Fear Valley Hoke Healthcare, which comprises Hoke Hospital and outpatient clinics and services. Dr. Wells has been shaping healthcare delivery and policy in North Carolina for nearly 20 years. As a physician executive and trusted expert, Dr. Wells has served in every setting from the bedside to the boardroom. As a trusted voice for community and rural health, she is highly sought after as an influencer and patient advocate. Dr. Wells started her healthcare career as a family practitioner, serving as a chief clinician in a rural health clinic. From there she quickly rose in the ranks, taking on responsibility as chief physician for practices, then spearheading the physician alignment effort as the physician leader for a health system-based medical group, and now serving as president of Hoke Healthcare. Dr. Wells has a passion for rural and safety-net healthcare and believes that healthcare in these communities must be a communitywide, collaborative effort. Dr. Wells currently serves as a member of the American Hospital Association’s board of trustees and as a clinical ambassador for AHA. She is an active member of the North Carolina Healthcare Association. She serves as the chair of the NCHA board of trustees and was a founding member of the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. She is a member of the board of directors for Carolina Collaborative Community Care Network and serves as the board’s chairperson. She is co-chairman of the board of visitors for Fayetteville State University. Dr. Wells also serves as a member of the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation’s Health Improvement Advisory Council and as an advisory board member for Truist Bank. Dr. Wells has appeared in media and in print as well as before the North Carolina General Assembly as a healthcare expert. Her opinion and insight are often sought after by the secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the governor. Dr. Wells maintains clinical practice and is a twice weekly contributor to the Morning Motivation radio program. She has a special interest in coaching and mentoring young healthcare leaders, especially women of color.


Tuesday, March 21
2:00–3:00 p.m.
AHA Special Session: The Future of Our Healthcare Workforce