Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE

President and CEO

Michael A. Mayo Biography and Information

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Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health, the only locally governed, faith-based, not-for-profit, mission-driven health care system in North Florida.

As CEO, Dr. 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 including as the CEO of Orange Park Medical Center (HCA), CEO of Frankfort Regional Medical Center (HCA), Chief Operating Officer of Memorial Hospital Jacksonville, and President of Methodist Dallas Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center and the flagship facility of the Methodist Health System. From 1989 to 1999, he held progressive leadership positions with Baptist Health System of Birmingham, Ala., where he first joined as an administrative fellow.

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, and has served as the ACHE Regent for Florida – Northern and Western; on the Healthcare Executive Editorial Board; and on the Regents Advisory Council.

Dr. Mayo serves on the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Board of Trustees, the highest policymaking body of the AHA which has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its directions and finances. He also 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.

In 2022, he was selected by Florida Trend in the Florida 500 edition as one of the 500 most influential executives in the state. He was also recognized as an Ultimate CEO for 2022 by the Jacksonville Business Journal.

In 2023, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Healthcare Education & Leadership by Jacksonville University recognizing his contributions to the healthcare industry and academics.

Dr. Mayo 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.

He and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters and four grandchildren.