John E. Young is new CRHS CEO


Columbus Regional Healthcare System has selected John E. Young as its new president and CEO. Andy Martin, chairman of the CRHS Board of Trustees, shared the announcement with hospital staff Monday.

“John has served with excellence since March in an interim role and now we welcome him to our organization and community as the permanent Chief Executive Officer,” said Martin. “He is an insightful and competent leader, with over 30 years of healthcare experience.”

“We took careful consideration in the selection of the System’s new leader,” Martin continued. “We are confident that John’s experience will only enhance ongoing efforts to implement a new electronic health record system, improve convenience and affordability of outpatient services, and build on the strengths of our surgical programs.”

Prior to his interim role at CRHS, Young served for nine years as group senior vice president for the Western and Eastern Division of Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System), and president and CEO of Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Kings Mountain for 13 years.

Young received a Master of Business Administration from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kent State University. He is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Young will begin his tenure as president and CEO of Columbus Regional Healthcare System on Sept. 1. He and his family will be relocating to the area.

Young replaces former CEO Carla Hollis who resigned in March to serve as CEO of a new behavioral health hospital in Raleigh.