Terry Akin Named Cone Health President and COO - Cone Health

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Published on April 06, 2012

Terry Akin Named Cone Health President and COO

Terry Akin has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Cone Health in recognition of his “exceptional leadership and vision for the organization.”

The announcement was made by Tim Rice, who will remain Chief Executive Officer and will focus on Cone Health’s growing healthcare affiliations, civic service and national healthcare commitments.

“This action allows Terry to fully focus on the day-to-day operations of our expanding health network,” Rice says.
Since joining Cone Health in July 2009, Akin has helped shape and lead efforts for Cone Health to become a national leader in quality, service and cost in the delivery of healthcare. He also has been instrumental in leading the organization’s cultural change, implementing Cone HealthLink electronic medical records system and helping to build exceptional leaders within Cone Health.

Akin previously held leadership roles at three health systems across the nation: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas/Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Akin is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He earned an MBA at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as well as a master’s degree in social work. Akin received his bachelor of science degree in psychology from Texas A&M University.

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