Johnson & Johnson Appoints Eugene A. Woods, Chief Executive Officer of Advocate Health, to its Board of Directors

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Johnson & Johnson announced that Eugene A. Woods, MBA, MHA, Chief Executive Officer of Advocate Health, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

“Mr. Woods is an exceptional addition to Johnson & Johnson’s Board of Directors,” said Joaquin Duato, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Johnson. “Mr. Woods has an impressive career of leading and transforming healthcare systems while prioritizing the delivery of high-quality, equitable patient care. The Board looks forward to working with him as the Company continues to focus on healthcare innovation and tackling the toughest health challenges.”

“It is an honor to join the Johnson & Johnson Board of Directors as they work to reimagine healthcare through transformative innovation,” said Mr. Woods. “I have dedicated my career to advancing equitable and affordable healthcare for all, and I look forward to serving alongside board members who are equally passionate about serving patients and improving health outcomes.”

About Eugene A. Woods, MBA, MHA

Mr. Woods is a prominent leader in healthcare with more than three decades of experience in leading and operating hospitals, health systems, and healthcare organizations across the country. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Advocate Health headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this role, he leads one of the largest non-profit health systems in the country—providing care to more than six million patients across 68 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations. Mr. Woods has held several leadership roles in his distinguished career, including President and CEO of Atrium Health and President and Chief Operating Officer of CHRISTUS Health. In each position, he has prioritized positive health outcomes and equitable care for all patients.

Mr. Woods is the incoming chair of the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council and is a member of the Healthcare Institute, Becker’s Healthcare Advisory Board, the board of Best Buy, and the board of Johnson C. Smith University. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Woods attended Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees.

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