Michael O. Ugwueke

by Justin Cates
Michael O. Ugwueke
President & Chief Executive Officer
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Michael O. Ugwueke is the President and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH), a $2B, six-hospital integrated system.

Ugwueke instilled a culture of excellence that enabled MLH to achieve top decile performance levels across all publicly reported measures and rate among the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” (Becker’s) “Best Regional Hospital” (US News & World Report); “Best Employers for Diversity”

Ugwueke was named to Modern Healthcare’s 2020 honor roll of “Top 25 Minority Executives in the Nation,” and he recently was honored with the Baldrige Foundation’s “Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award,” and the Tennessee Hospital Association’s “CEO of Distinction” in 2021.

Ugwueke serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Tennessee Business Leadership Council, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Memphis Chamber of Commerce, the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank Board of Directors, and the ACHE Board of Governors.

Ugwueke received a Doctorate in Health Administration and Leadership from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, Master’s Degree in Public Health from Emory University and Bachelor’s Degree from Shaw University.

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