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Eugene Woods, FACHE


Atrium Health

Eugene A. Woods is president/CEO of Atrium Health. He joined Atrium Health in April 2016. Mr. Woods currently serves on Becker’s Healthcare’s advisory board, Scottsdale Institute’s board of directors, the board of Best Buy and as chair of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He also was appointed to the North Carolina Council for Health Care Coverage, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s Economic Recovery Task Force, and, most recently, 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 COVID-19.

Mr. Woods previously was president/COO of CHRISTUS Health. He also served as CEO of Saint Joseph Health System and as senior vice president at Catholic Health Initiatives. Mr. Woods’ career is decorated with many honors, including his most recent recognitions by Modern Healthcare as No. 7 on the list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and one of the “Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.” He was named Charlotte Business Journal’s “2020 Business Person of the Year”; received the 2020 Distinguished 400 Award from the 400 Years of African American History Commission; and was named one of the “50 Great African American Leaders” and one of the “100 Great Leaders in Healthcare” by Becker’s Healthcare. Mr. Woods holds a bachelor’s degree in health planning and administration, a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in health administration from the Pennsylvania State University. He is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.



Leadership Insights: Strategies for Combating Health Disparities

Presented by Bruce Siegel, MD, Eugene Woods, FACHE, Harold Paz, MD, Mary Boosalis at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, March 23rd.

Health systems have begun to recognize racism as a public health crisis, as the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 has laid bare severe disparities afflicting communities of color. Yet, few know what it means to plan and execute initiatives that will have measurable, sustained impacts on inequity and the social causes of poor health outcomes. This…