John Haupert is president and CEO of Grady Health System in Atlanta. He began his tenure at Grady in October 2011. Grady Health System is the safety net health care system serving Fulton and DeKalb Counties in Georgia and the primary level-1 trauma center and burn center for the Atlanta metropolitan area. In addition, Grady is home to many nationally recognized clinical services including the Marcus Neuroscience and Stroke Center, the Correll Cardiac Center, the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence, Hughes-Spalding Children’s Hospital and Grady EMS, one of the largest hospital-based emergency medical services agencies in the United States. Grady also serves as the primary training site for the Morehouse and Emory Schools of Medicine.
Haupert has dedicated his career to serving not-for-profit and public academic safety net health systems and hospitals that focus on providing exceptional whole-person care to vulnerable populations. His career in health care management began at Methodist Health System in Dallas in 1992, where he served for 14 years in various roles including president of one of the system’s hospitals and as executive vice president for corporate services and business development. In October 2006, Haupert became chief operating officer at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas.
Haupert is a board-certified fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and recipient of the ACHE Regent’s Leadership Award. He served as an ACHE regent and on the nominating committee. He has served as chair of the board of trustees of the Georgia Hospital Association and currently serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals and on the board of directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and The Atlanta Committee for Progress. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta. In 2015, he was appointed by the governor to the board of the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Nationally, Haupert serves on the board of trustees and executive committee of the American Hospital Association and chairs the AHA’s Strategic Leadership Group for Urban Hospital Sustainability. He is a former board chair for America’s Essential Hospitals and currently serves on the board of the Santa Fe Opera.
In 2019, Haupert was named by The CEO Forum as one of the “10 CEOs Transforming Healthcare in America” and became the ninth Georgia hospital leader since 1978 to receive the Georgia Hospital Association Gold Honor Award. He is the recipient of many other professional and community service awards.
Haupert is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio where he earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a master of science in health care administration.