John Haupert, FACHE, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Grady Health System in Atlanta, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) at the association’s annual convention Nov. 9 in Atlanta.
Haupert has held leadership positions in a variety of areas of hospital operations, including strategic planning, business development, medical education, quality improvement and patient safety. He has nearly 25 years of health care leadership experience, beginning his administrative career at Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas in 1992. There, he served for 14 years in various roles, including as president of one of the system’s hospitals and as executive vice president for corporate services and business development of the system.
In 2006, he accepted the position of chief operating officer (COO) of Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas and remained there for five years before being named president and CEO of Grady Health System in 2011. In this position, he oversees the operations of the 953-bed hospital, a Level I trauma center and burn center for the Atlanta metropolitan area.
“John Haupert brings a wide array of health care experience to our Board,” said GHA President and CEO Earl Rogers. “He is an outstanding leader who has brought positive change to the health care community, both locally and statewide. We look forward to his service.”
Haupert is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a recipient of the ACHE Regent’s Leadership Award. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta and serves on the Boards of Directors for Central Atlanta Progress, The American Heart Association, the Atlanta Committee for Progress and The Atlanta Women’s Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Established in 1929, GHA is the state’s largest trade organization of hospitals and health systems providing education, research and risk management services to its more than 170 hospital and health system members. Additionally, it represents and advocates health policy issues benefiting Georgia’s citizens before the state legislature and U.S. Congress as well as before regulatory bodies.