John T. Fox, president and chief executive officer of Emory Healthcare, has been named chair-elect of the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA).
Since 1999, Fox has served as president and CEO of Emory Healthcare, comprised of six hospitals and physician groups, together with Emory University School of Medicine. In 2012, Emory Healthcare achieved its five-year goal of having its two large teaching hospitals rank in the top 10 nationally as measured under the University HealthSystem Consortium’s (UHC) Quality and Accountability Scorecard. In 2013, Emory Healthcare repeated this achievement with its two large teaching hospitals ranking #2 (Emory University Hospital, which includes Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital) and #3 (Emory University Hospital Midtown) in the UHC Quality Leadership Awards.
Prior to joining Emory Healthcare, Fox was executive vice president of Clarian Health (an academic medical center in Indianapolis) and vice president at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Fox began his career as a CPA at Coopers and Lybrand, working extensively in health care consulting. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Washington University (St. Louis) and has a master’s degree in business administration.
Fox’s professional memberships include the American Association of Health Plans, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems Administrative Board, the Health Care Systems Governing Council of the American Hospital Association, the Healthcare Institute and the Atlanta Committee for Progress, among others.