John Haupert has served as president and CEO of Grady Health System in Atlanta, Ga., since October 2011. Grady Health System is a safety net health care system in Atlanta and the primary Level I trauma center and burn center serving the metropolitan area. It also serves as the primary training site for the Morehouse and Emory Schools of Medicine.

Haupert is dedicated 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 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 moved to become the chief operating officer at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas.

A native of Ft. Smith, Ark., Haupert is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in health care administration.

Haupert is a board certified Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and recipient of the ACHE Regent’s Leadership Award. He chairs the board of trustees of the Georgia Hospital Association and also serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals. Additionally, he is on the board of directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and, in 2015, was appointed by the governor to to the Georgia Department of Public Health board of directors. 

Nationally, Haupert serves on the board of trustees of the American Hospital Association and chairs the AHA Committee on Health Strategy and Innovation. He is a former board chair for America’s Essential Hospitals. Haupert also is distinguished with several professional and community awards.