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Dan Owens named chair-elect of Georgia Hospital Association Board of Trustees

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Janet Christenbury

ATLANTA – Dan Owens, CEO of Emory University Hospital Midtown, has been named chair-elect of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) Board of Trustees. Owens, who has served on the GHA board since 2017, will lead the board in developing strategies for GHA hospital members, advocating for the highest quality care for patients and supporting adequate reimbursement for hospitals.

“Dan is an exceptional selection for chair-elect of the GHA Board of Trustees,” says Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, CEO of Emory Healthcare. “His leadership abilities, knowledge of the health care field and service to the community make him highly qualified for this position. Congratulations on this honor, Dan!”

Owens is the fourth Emory Healthcare leader to hold the position of chair-elect of the GHA Board of Trustees.

“Dan Owens is a seasoned health care leader whose vast strategic, operational and financial skills have benefited Emory hospitals and the communities they serve,” says GHA President and CEO Earl Rogers. “We are glad to have his expertise on our board, and we look forward to his leadership.”

Owens has been CEO of Emory University Hospital Midtown since 2015, leading the overall operations of the 550-bed facility. Prior to being named CEO, he served as vice president of operations at Emory University Hospital Midtown.

During his 27 years of service at Emory Healthcare and three years with Emory University, Owens has held numerous operations and finance positions, including financial administrator of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center; corporate controller for Emory Healthcare; director of operations for the Emory Center for Critical Care; and senior administrator of the Division of Hospital Medicine.

Owens is active on the boards of several other health care organizations, including the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Board and Executive Committee. He also serves on other boards such as Midtown Alliance in Midtown Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, American Heart Association Atlanta Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team, Carlyle Fraser Heart Center and the Luther C. Fischer Foundation.

Owens has a degree in economics and a Master of Business Administration. He also completed an intensive executive course in managing health care delivery at Harvard Business School and is a fellow of the Woodruff Leadership Academy at Emory University.

Founded in 1929, GHA serves more than 150 hospitals in Georgia and promotes the health and welfare of the public through the development of better hospital care for all Georgia’s citizens. The mission of GHA is to advance the health of individuals and communities by serving as the leading advocate for all Georgia hospitals and health care systems.


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