Baptist Jacksonville hospital president elected to Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives
Michael A. Mayo, FACHE, will serve three-year term as a Governor of the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to improving health
March 6, 2019
Rising to the challenge of helping health care leaders navigate a rapidly changing environment, Michael A. Mayo, president of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, recently was selected as one of four new Governors representing the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 48,000 health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems and other healthcare organizations.
“The ACHE entrusts an elected group of outstanding industry leaders as its governing body to guide its strategic direction,” said John F. Wilbanks, FACHE, EVP and chief operating officer of Baptist Health. “Michael Mayo’s extraordinary expertise and passion for inspiring future leaders make him the perfect fit for this influential role.”
Mayo will serve a three-year term on the Board of Governors, the authority that oversees ACHE operations and member services. He took office on March 2, 2019, at the ACHE’s 62nd Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago.
“It’s an honor to join the ACHE Board of Governors, Class of 2022,” said Mayo, who will continue full-time as the president of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville. “Serving on the Board will provide me the opportunity to craft policy, which will help develop and educate other health care leaders as they serve their own communities.”
Mayo, board certified in health care management as an ACHE Fellow, has served as the ACHE Regent for Florida – Northern and Western from 2017 to 2019; on the Healthcare Executive Editorial Board from 1993 to 1997; on the Regents Advisory Council from 2001 to 2004, 2007 to 2008 and from 2011 to 2013. He has also served on numerous ACHE committees.
Leading as Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville hospital president since 2011, Mayo is responsible for the operational and strategic direction of the 489-bed flagship facility of Baptist Health. Under his leadership, the tertiary and regional referral center was named 2017 Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, also receiving the Everest Award. In addition, it was named Best Hospitals in 2012, 2013 and 2014; #1 Hospital in Jacksonville market in 2014 and #4 in Florida by the U.S. News & World Report.
Mayo earned his Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Texas Woman’s University and his Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management from the University of Alabama. He serves in various community leadership positions, including chairman of the University of North Florida Healthcare Administration Advisory Board and adjunct professor, Master of Health Administration program at UNF Brooks College of Health.
For more information on ACHE’s Board members, visit ache.org/Leadership.