A. Hugh Greene, FACHE
President & Chief Executive Officer
Hugh Greene is President and Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health, a comprehensive community-based health system that is comprised of five hospitals. Mr. Greene holds a master’s degree in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia and a master’s degree of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Wake Forest University where he was Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Greene currently serves as Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees for the University of North Florida and was named an honorary alumnus of UNF. After serving numerous times on the Board of Directors for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, he served as chair in 2011 and chair of the Cornerstone economic development division in 2007. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Jacksonville Civic Council, the regional CEO group. He also served on the corporate Board of PSS World Medical prior to the recent sale of the company to McKesson.
In 2007, the Jacksonville Business Journal named him one of the area’s 12 “Ultimate CEOs” and he was also inducted into the First Coast Business Hall of Fame. He has been active with the United Way of Northeast Florida where he has served as chair of the Board of Trustees and as 2006 Campaign Chair. Mr. Greene was the founding chair of JaxCare, a program for the working uninsured. Additionally, as chair of the Sulzbacher Center Board, he received the Excellence in Healthcare Award for his efforts on behalf of healthcare for the homeless. He serves as a member of the Healthcare and Bioscience Council of Northeast Florida where he chairs the Access to Care work group. He is a member of Downtown Rotary. Mr. Greene was a member of the 1991 Leadership Jacksonville class, and the recipient of the Leadership Jacksonville 2006 Community Trustee Award. He is also a recipient of the 2012 Humanitarian Award by OneJax; the 2013 Distinguished Business Leader Award by the University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business and the 2013 Community Leadership Award from Modern Healthcare.
Outside of Jacksonville, Mr. Greene is the immediate past chair of the Florida Hospital Association Board, a member of its Executive Committee and Legislative Advocacy Committee. He was named “Grassroots Champion” for Florida by the American Hospital Association in 2009 for his political involvement on behalf of hospitals and subsequently received the “Spirit of Advocacy” award by the Florida Hospital Association in 2013. He currently serves on the Regional Policy Board of the American Hospital Association. Mr. Greene was also appointed by the Governor to the Low Income Pool Council, where he continues to serve.
Hugh and Susan, his wife of 38 years, have three sons and two grandchildren.