Alamance Regional Medical Center CEO John G. Currin Jr. has received the North Carolina Hospital Association’s Distinguished Service Award. Currin was recognized as a champion of quality improvement in order to benefit patients and for his skill at relationship building within the medical and business communities.
The Distinguished Service Award is the association’s highest honor. It is presented each year to a North Carolina Hospital Association member hospital chief executive officer who has made unique contributions to the association and to the healthcare field. Currin received the award on July 18 at the association’s annual meeting.
“John Currin’s efforts and vision in healthcare quality improvement have been exemplary. I believe his hospital has been a part of every pilot program on quality improvement that the association has sponsored,” says Bill Pully, president, North Carolina Hospital Association. “Throughout John’s career, he has also demonstrated a unique ability to bring people together. He has worked with many people at both the local and state level to help strengthen healthcare in our communities.”
“I am thrilled to see John receive this very well-deserved recognition,” says Tim Rice, chief executive officer, Cone Health. “In all the years I have known him, John has proven himself to be a true servant leader. He is humble, gracious, forward-looking and tirelessly committed to achieving the best for the people of Alamance County and our entire region.”
“I am humbled to receive this award,” says Currin. “I am very grateful that I have the opportunity to serve patients in my community and to work with a staff of dedicated and talented health professionals each and every day.”
Currin holds an MBA in healthcare administration from Duke University and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is currently president of ARMC Healthcare and chief executive officer of Alamance Regional Medical Center. Currin served as president and chief executive officer of Alamance Regional from Aug. 2005 until March 2013. He also held the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer from 1988 until 2005.
Prior to joining Alamance Regional Medical Center, Currin served as administrator and CEO of Granville Medical Center, Oxford, North Carolina and assistant administrator of Wake County Hospital System, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Currin has served on the board of the North Carolina Hospital Association and has been active in many community agencies, including: United Way of Alamance County, Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army, Kiwanis Club, and Alamance Community College Foundation. He also serves on the advisory boards of the Elon University Love School of Business and School of Health Sciences.
The North Carolina Hospital Association provides advocacy, information, education and leadership for 130 member hospitals in the state.