Baptist Health’s president and CEO elected to American Hospital Association Board of Trustees

Jacksonville, FL

Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE was elected to the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Board of Trustees for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2024. The Board of Trustees is the highest policymaking body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its directions and finances.

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA also provides insight and education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.

“It is an honor to be selected to serve at this level of governance for the American Hospital Association,” said Mayo. “I look forward to serving alongside other dynamic health care leaders to help promote and provide better health care for all, especially those in the communities we serve.”

More about Mayo

As CEO, Mayo leads a team of more than 13,000 team members and more than 2,000 medical staff members in the delivery of high-quality, coordinated care for every stage of life. Founded in 1955, Baptist Health has evolved into a community-focused, regional health system committed to achieving excellent patient outcomes and helping all people improve their health and well-being.

He has more than 32 years of health care executive experience.

Committed to the education and training of future health care leaders, Mayo has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Florida, Brooks College of Health since 2017.

Dr. Mayo earned his Doctor of Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, his Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Texas Woman's University and his Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Alabama. He is board-certified in Health Care Management and a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He was elected to the Board of Governors of the ACHE Class of 2022. Dr. Mayo has served as the ACHE Regent for Florida – Northern and Western; on the Healthcare Executive Editorial Board; and on the Regents Advisory Council. He currently serves as a state delegate of Regional Policy Board 4 (Southeastern U.S.) with the American Hospital Association and on the Florida Hospital Association Board of Trustees, representing Region 2.

Mayo also serves in various community leadership positions, including University of North Florida (UNF) Foundation Board, Dean’s Council of UNF, adjunct professor, Master of Health Administration program at UNF Brooks College of Health, Board of Directors with Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and Board of Directors at Community Hospice & Palliative Care.

Mayo joins seven other incoming members to the board. AHA’s full announcement can be viewed here.