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. He also serves as CEO of Coastal Community Health, a highly integrated network of eight hospitals that includes Baptist Health System, Southeast Georgia Health System (Brunswick, GA) and Flagler Hospital (St. Augustine, FL). 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 is past Chair of the Board of Trustees for the University of North Florida and was named an honorary alumnus of UNF. He currently serves on the Board of Citra Health Solutions. Locally, he serves on the Ameris Bank Jacksonville Board of Directors and the Jacksonville Public Education Fund Board of Directors. He recently served on the Board of Directors of Jacksonville Bancorp, Inc. and The Jacksonville Bank, a public company on NASDAQ. He also served on the corporate Board of PSS World Medical prior to the sale of the company to McKesson. 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 Jacksonville Civic Council, the regional CEO group.
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. 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 2015 Thompson S. Baker “Solid as a Rock” Award by Junior Achievement; the 2012 Humanitarian Award by OneJax; and the 2013 Distinguished Business Leader Award by the University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business. In 2014, he was the national winner of the Community Leader Award by Modern Healthcare magazine.
Outside of Jacksonville, Mr. Greene is a past chair of the Florida Hospital Association Board and a current board member. 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 recently served on the Regional Policy Board of the American Hospital Association. In 2015, he was named a keynote speaker at Becker’s Hospital Review national CEO Roundtable; and in 2016 as a panelist at the World Health Care Congress.
Hugh and Susan, his wife of 41 years, have three sons and four grandchildren.