Citra Health Solutions announced that effective October 1, 2015, A. Hugh Greene has joined the company’s Board of Directors as a key health system expert. This renowned group of healthcare professionals serves as the visionary counsel for Citra’s rapidly expanding business model.
Hugh Greene is President and Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health, a comprehensive community-based health system that is comprised of five hospitals. Greene holds a master’s degree in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia and a master’s degree of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Wake Forest University where he was Phi Beta Kappa.
Howard Buff, Founder and CEO of Citra, commented, “Hugh’s established commitment to the healthcare industry and specialized experience with hospital systems will provide unique perspective and guidance as we continue to develop cutting-edge support programs. In this time of accelerated growth for our company, we are extremely fortunate to add him as a contributor to the board at Citra Health Solutions.”
Previously, the Jacksonville Business Journal named Greene one of the area’s 12 “Ultimate CEOs” and he was also inducted into the First Coast Business Hall of Fame. He is a member of Downtown Rotary and the recipient of many awards including most recently the 2012 Humanitarian Award by OneJax; the 2013 Distinguished Business Leader Award by the University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business; the 2014 Community Leader Award by Modern Healthcare magazine; and the 2015 Thompson S. Baker “Solid as a Rock” Award by Junior Achievement. He is an active humanitarian and has served locally on the Board of Trustees for the United Way of Northeast Florida and was the founding chair of JaxCare, a program for the working underinsured. As board chair for the Sulzbacher Center, he earned the Excellence in Healthcare Award for his efforts on behalf of healthcare for the homeless.
Outside of Jacksonville, Greene is a past chair of the Florida Hospital Association Board and a current board member. He was named “Grassroots Champion” for Florida by the American Hospital Association in 2009 for his political involvement on behalf of hospitals and subsequently received the “Spirit of Advocacy” award by the Florida Hospital Association in 2013. He currently serves on the Regional Policy Board of the American Hospital Association.
Greene commented on his appointment by saying, “I am honored to be a part of the board at Citra, where innovative ideas are shaping programs and technology that will make their mark on the communities we serve. Advancements in healthcare can only come with the partnership and collaboration of those in the field that are motivated to roll up their sleeves and advocate change.”
About Citra Health Solutions:
Citra Health Solutions aligns the needs of providers and patients with a focus on better health and more efficient value-based management. By combining scalable services with technical solutions, Citra enables its partners to optimize business practices while improving health outcomes for patients. To learn more, visit www.citrahealth.com.
Citra is a portfolio company of Great Point Partners (“GPP”). GPP is a leading health care investment firm with approximately $800 million of equity capital under management and investing in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. GPP invests across all sectors of the health care industry with particular emphasis on biopharmaceutical infrastructure, health care services, outsourcing, information technology and devices and diagnostics. More information on GPP can be found at www.gppfunds.com.
ABout Baptist Health:
Baptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven system in Northeast Florida comprised of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Baptist Medical Center Nassau; Baptist Medical Center South; Baptist Clay Medical Campus and Wolfson Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. All Baptist Health hospitals, along with Baptist Home Health Care, have achieved MagnetTM status for excellence in patient care. Baptist Health is part of Coastal Community Health, a regional affiliation between Baptist Health, Flagler Hospital and Southeast Georgia Health System forming a highly integrated hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. Baptist Health has the area’s only dedicated heart hospital; orthopedic institute; women’s services; neurological institute, including comprehensive neurosurgical services, a comprehensive stroke center and two primary stroke centers; a Bariatric Center of Excellence; a full range of psychology and psychiatry services; urgent care services; and primary and specialty care physicians’ offices throughout Northeast Florida. The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is a regional destination for multidisciplinary cancer care which is clinically integrated with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the internationally renowned cancer treatment and research institution in Houston. For more details, visit baptistjax.com.