Michael A. Mayo '88, DHA, FACHE

Michael A. Mayo '88, DHA, FACHE

Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, is president/CEO, Baptist Health in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville, and the interim CEO for five hospitals: Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville (Fla.), Baptist Medical Center South, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Nassau and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

He also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to advancing health.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Mr. Mayo served as the ACHE Regent for Florida—Northern and Western from 2017 to 2019, on the Healthcare Executive Editorial Board from 1993 to 1997, and on several ACHE committees.

In addition, he has been an adjunct professor, Master of Health Administration Program, at the University of North Florida, Brooks College of Health, Jacksonville, Fla., since 2016.

Previously, Mr. Mayo served as hospital president, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville (Fla.), from 2011 to 2021; president, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, from 2008 to 2011, and between 2001 and 2008, he served at HCA in a variety of leadership roles: CEO, Orange Park (Fla.) Medical Center, from 2006 to 2008; CEO, Frankfort (Ky.) Regional Medical Center, from 2003 to 2007; senior vice president/COO, Memorial Hospital Jacksonville (Fla.), from 2002 to 2003; and COO, West Florida Hospital, Pensacola, Fla., from 2001 to 2002.

Prior to joining HCA, he served as vice president, operations, Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fla., from 2000 to 2002; and vice president, ancillary operations, Baptist/St. Vincent’s Health System, Jacksonville, Fla., from 1999 to 2000. Between 1989 to 1999, he held the following positions with Baptist Health System, Birmingham, Ala.: vice president, administration, Birmingham Baptist Medical Center, from 1994 to 1999; vice president, administration, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, from 1990 to 1994; and administrative fellow, Baptist Medical Centers—Montclair and Princeton, from 1989 to 1990.

In 2014, Mr. Mayo received the ACHE Regent Award, Senior Level. In 2015, he received the Service Award through the ACHE Recognition Program, and in 2021, the Distinguished Service Award.

In addition to his service to ACHE, he serves as chair, Advisory Board, University of North Florida, Health Administration Program, and board member, University of North Florida, Brooks College of Health, Dean’s Council, and Community Hospice & Palliative Care, Jacksonville, Fla.

He earned his doctorate in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, his Master of Science in healthcare administration from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, and his Bachelor of Science in human resource management from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.