Gillings alumnus named president of Alamance Regional Medical Center

May 14, 2020

Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon, MHSA, a public health leader and alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been hired as president of Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, North Carolina. He will lead the 238-bed hospital with a focus on patient, employee and physician satisfaction. Gordon has also been named senior vice president with the Cone Health network of medical centers, of which Alamance Regional is a member.

Gordon graduated from the Gillings School in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health in health policy and administration. He went on to earn a Master of Health Services Administration degree from the University of Michigan, where he was a Foster G. McGaw Scholar. Gordon conducted his post-graduate studies at the Harvard University School of Business and Wake Forest University.

“Mark has proven success in improving quality, safety and patient satisfaction and has expertise in financial management and performance improvement,” said Kenneth Rempher, PhD, Cone Health executive vice president of acute care services and chief nurse executive. “His demonstrated skills in building collaborative, trusting relationships and intimate knowledge of hospital management makes him ideally suited for the president’s job at Alamance Regional.”

Gordon came to Cone Health from Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, Virginia, where he served as CEO for the past 4 years. Gordon is widely known in health care as a process-driven analytical thinker with an eye on top-tier quality scores.

“I am honored to be joining the team at Cone Health as the new president of the Alamance Regional Medical Center,” says Gordon. “It is a wonderful time to join Cone Health as it meets the changing dynamics of the health care marketplace with a strategy that will sustain and strengthen the organization and the communities it has long served.”

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