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Published on September 24, 2019

Preston Hammock Named President of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

Hammock has served as interim president since May.


Preston Hammock has been named president of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. He is also a senior vice president of Cone Health. Hammock was named interim president of the hospital in May. 

Hammock joined Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington in 2006.

He worked in various roles, eventually becoming hospital president in 2013. During his six years as president, he led expansion efforts in the emergency department and cancer center as well as numerous initiatives resulting in a higher quality of care in several clinical services. The hospital was recently named a Magnet Hospital and was certified as a primary stroke center.

"Through the years Preston has gained our respect for his strategic thinking, dynamic leadership style and unwavering commitment to Cone Health," says Kenneth Rempher, PhD, RN, executive vice president, acute care services and chief nurse executive, Cone Health. 

Hammock holds a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Duke University. 

Hammock is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and the recipient of the group’s 2013 Regent Award. Hammock completed the Health Management Academy GE Fellow's Program earlier this year.

In 2009, Hammock was named one of the 40 Leaders Under 40, by The Triad Business Journal, and in 2011 was recognized as one of Business Leader magazine’s Movers and Shakers. He serves on the President's Advisory Council at Elon University and is a board member for the South Atlantic Healthcare Alliance. Preston is a former board member of the United Way of Alamance County, Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance/Caswell, and Alamance County Young Life.

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