ROYAL OAK — The Beaumont Health board of directors today has named John T. Fox as president and chief executive officer of Beaumont Health.
Fox, from Atlanta, has more than 30 years of experience leading large, complex integrated health systems and academic medical centers. He joined Emory Healthcare in 1999 as chief operating officer and became CEO in 2002. Prior to joining Emory, Fox was executive vice president of Clarian Health, now known as IU Health, in Indianapolis. Before that, he served as vice president and chief financial officer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
In his new role, Fox will be responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for the new health system, which was officially formed in September 2014 through an affiliation involving Beaumont Health System, Oakwood Healthcare, and Botsford Health Care. Initially, he will focus on developing strategies to sustain and grow Beaumont Health as a regionally and nationally renowned health system. He began his career at Coopers and Lybrand, working in health care consulting.
Fox will succeed Gene Michalski in March, initial president and CEO of Beaumont Health since June 2014, and president and CEO of Beaumont Health System since 2010. Michalski will retire this year.
Fox earned his bachelor’s from Washington University in St. Louis and his MBA from the University of Cincinnati.