President and CEO, Atrium Health
Woods leads an integrated health system with 40 hospitals and 1400 care locations with more than 15 million patient interactions each year and $12 billion in annual revenue. Over the past year, Woods led efforts to build an innovation district in midtown Charlotte, North Carolina, and oversaw the opening of employee wellness centers for major employers. Woods’ 25-year career in healthcare comes with a long-standing commitment to access, health equity, and community engagement for improved outcomes. He also served as board chair of the American Hospital Association.
Woods speaks: “It’s an exciting time to be in healthcare because, in some respects, we’re all learning together,” he says. “Young people have an opportunity to bring an innovative spirit to their careers. But we can never forget that it’s about patients and communities. If you’re in it for those reasons, you’ll be successful.”