For Immediate Release: July 20, 2011
Contact: Denise Simpson
Phone: (404) 616-6855
John M. Haupert
The Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation Board of Directors Search Committee has selected the best qualified candidate for President and CEO of Grady Health System.
"After an extensive nationwide search, I am pleased to announce that John M. Haupert, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, is our best qualified candidate for President and CEO of Grady Health System," said A.D. "Pete" Correll, chairman of the Grady Board of Directors. "John has outstanding credentials and the experience and know-how of working in a safety-net health system like Grady."
Haupert began his career in healthcare management at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in 1992 where he served as Administrative Resident. In 1993, he was named a Vice President and in September 2000, he was appointed President of Methodist Charlton Medical Center. In August 2003, he was named Executive Vice President for Corporate Services and Business Development for Methodist Health System and in October 2006 left the Methodist Health System to become the Chief Operating Officer at Parkland. As part of his duties as COO, Haupert is overseeing the design and construction of the New Parkland Hospital, a $1.3 Billion, 862-bed replacement hospital and supporting specialty clinics.
The Grady Board of Directors is scheduled to meet on Aug. 8 to vote on Haupert's appointment as Grady CEO. If approved, Haupert would start at Grady in early October.
About Grady Health System
Grady Health System is one of the largest public health systems in the United States. Grady consists of the 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, six neighborhood health centers, Crestview Health & Rehabilitation Center, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, which is operated as a Children's affiliate.
With its nationally acclaimed Emergency Department and Burn Center, Grady has the premier level I trauma center in the region and serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. The state's only Poison Center is housed at Grady as well.
The Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center , Grady Diabetes Center, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and the Avon Breast Health Center are also notable components of the health system. Additionally, Grady's Ponce de Leon Center was named one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country.
Other key services include Grady's Regional Perinatal Center and its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Primary Care Center, dedicated 60 Plus services for older adults, Teen Services, and the Rape Crisis Center. Nationally ranked in one specialty, Grady was named one of Atlanta's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
Grady Memorial Hospital has been ranked 10th in Atlanta in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals.