High Point Regional Health Appoints New President & CEO

Ernie Bovio has been named President and CEO of High Point Regional. Bovio will begin serving as CEO in May of this year.

High Point Regional Health Appoints New President & CEO click to enlarge Ernie Bovio

High Point, NC - The Board of Trustees of High Point Regional is pleased to announce the appointment of Ernie Bovio as President and CEO.  Bovio will succeed Jeff Miller who will retire as President effective March 31, 2014 after 26 years of service with the organization. Bovio will begin serving as CEO in early May of this year.

Prior to joining High Point Regional, Bovio has served as Chief Executive Officer with Baylor, Scott & White Health overseeing three hospitals and 22 clinics in the Hill Country & Round Rock Regions in Texas for the last nine years.    

"We are delighted that Ernie Bovio will be joining us. This is a very exciting time for our hospital and health care facilities with the recent UNC Health Care partnership and now with a new leader coming on board," said Ken Smith, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for High Point Regional.  "His commitment to improving patient experiences aligns with our priorities.  He will be a great fit, not only for our hospital, but also for the greater High Point community."   

Bovio comes with more than 18 years of health care management experience.  He has held leadership positions with Tenet Healthcare as CEO of Trinity Medical Center, Paracelsus Healthcare Corporation as COO and Duke University Health System and Medical Center as Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development.  He began his career with The Sisters of Charity Health Care System in Houston, Texas.                                                           

"I am looking forward to joining UNC Health Care and the High Point Regional team," says  Bovio.  "I have been impressed with the physician's and staff's commitment to providing high quality, high value care.  I am also excited about the opportunity to serve with such a dynamic board of directors and to partner with the community to improve the health of the region. There are big shoes to fill with Jeff Miller's retirement.  I am honored to be selected to succeed him and lead High Point Regional through the ever changing and challenging times we are facing in health care.  My family is as excited about being part of the High Point community as I am. We are looking forward to the move!"

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Ernie Bovio as the newest member of the UNC Health Care leadership team.  His experience and passion for patient care will be a tremendous asset as High Point Regional continues to grow under the UNC Health Care system," said David Strong, Chief Operating Officer of Systems Affiliations for UNC and President of Rex Healthcare. "Under Ernie's leadership we can expect to see High Point Regional continue its proud legacy of providing exceptional health care services to the people of this region."

Bovio holds a Masters of Healthcare Administration and Business Administration from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas A&M University.   He is a member and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on many community boards including the United Way of Williamson County, the Round Rock Rotary Club and the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce.  Bovio and his wife Holly have four children.  

In April 2013, High Point Regional became part of the UNC Health Care System.  UNC Health Care brings together more than 20,000 employees, doctors and nurses to care for patients from all 100 counties in North Carolina and surrounding states.

The UNC Health Care system includes: Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Chatham Hospital, High Point Regional, Johnston Health, Nash Health Care, Pardee Hospital, Rex Healthcare and the UNC Hospitals system. More than 3,000 physicians are affiliated with UNC Health Care through UNC Physicians Network, Rex Specialty Practices, Regional Physicians and UNC Faculty Physicians.         

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About High Point Regional Health

High Point Regional Health, a member of UNC Health Care, is a private, not-for-profit health care organization with more than 2,300 staff. High Point Regional offers 351 private beds for medical and surgical patients serving over 120,000 patients each year. High Point Regional has its foundation in six primary service areas: Carolina Regional Heart Center, The Hayworth Cancer Center, The Neuroscience Center, The Esther R. Culp Women's Center, The Emergency Center and The Piedmont Joint Replacement Center.

High Point Regional's mission is to provide exceptional health services to the people of this region. For more information, visit HighPointRegional.com.