Season 3 Episode 8: The Leadership Journey featuring Andre Boyd, COO of The Christ Hospital Health Network

Grant McGaugh . S3E8 . 50:10

How do you grow as a leader and maintain a positive work/ life balance?  Seasoned hospital executive  Andre Boyd will answer these questions and more. Welcome to your number one podcast station. I am your host, Grant Mcgaugh, and this is the Follow The Brand Podcast where we are building a 5 STAR Brand That You Can Follow.

 Andre Boyd defines his brand through his family and leading with an example of caring for others. According to Boyd, the Healthcare business is about people taking care of people most efficiently and effectively.  Andre says to grow your community relationships, gather mentors and advocates, and find the hidden gem in yourself to shine.

Andre A. Boyd, Sr., FACHE, has been Chief Operating Officer of The Christ Hospital Health Network since January of 2022.  In his role, he manages all clinical and non-clinical hospital operations for the enterprise.  In addition, he is responsible for the transplant program, construction projects, and ambulatory outpatient centers.  Mr. Boyd has more than 19 years of professional experience in healthcare administration, operations, business development, project management, physician relations, and ambulatory development.

Before joining The Christ Hospital Health Network, he worked as Chief Operating Officer of New Hanover Regional Medical Center.  New Hanover Regional Medical Center has three hospital campuses and a total of 800 beds.  During his tenure at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, he increased volume and operating margin, improved patient satisfaction, and employee engagement scores, and led multi-million-dollar construction projects.    

His professional career also includes serving as Chief Executive Officer at Jackson North Medical Center in Miami, FL, Chief Operating Officer at Tristar Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Ky., Associate Chief Operating Officer and Ethics and Compliance Officer at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Mo., and as Business Administrator in perioperative services at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Springs, Md. 

Mr. Boyd earned an undergraduate degree in biology/pre-medicine from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and a Masters in Health Administration from Tulane School of Public Health in New Orleans, LA.

Andre is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the National Association of Healthcare Services Executives. Industry Era’s magazine recognized him as one of the ten best COOs of the year in 2020. The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) named Andre the 2019 Senior Healthcare Executive of the Year.   In addition, he was named as one of Modern Healthcare Magazine’s top up and comers in healthcare in 2016 as well as recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2012 as one of the “100 Hospital and Health System COOs to Know” and in 2012, 2013 and 2015 as one of the “Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40.”

Let’s welcome Dre Boyd to Follow The Brand Podcast! 

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