Dr. Michael Waldrum

Michael Waldrum, MD, MSc, MBA
CEO, ECU Health
Dean, Brody School of Medicine

Thought Leadership Expertise:

  • Significant expertise and experience managing complex health care systems
  • Central voice and advocate for academic rural health care delivery
  • Higher education leader committed to training the health care providers of the future

Brian Floyd, RN, MBA
Chief Operating Officer, ECU Health
President, ECU Health Medical Center

Thought Leadership Expertise:

  • More than 30 years of experience in health care, leadership and operations
  • Administrative experience  overseeing hospital and system operations
  • Serves on both national and state health care boards

Dr. Jason Higginson

Jason Higginson, MD, MA, FAAP
Chief Health Officer, ECU Health
Exec. Dean, Brody School of Medicine

Thought Leadership Expertise:

  • Extensive experience as a practicing physician and as an education leader
  • Twenty-Five years of service in the U.S. Navy, including command and senior military medical executive tours
  • Previously served as pediatrician-in-chief of Maynard Children’s Hospital

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Andy Zukowski, MBA
Chief Financial Officer, ECU Health

Thought Leadership Expertise:

  • More than 20 years of experience in strategic financial planning for health care organizations
  • Expertise in value-based care models and analysis that drive positive results for patients and care teams
  • Highly experienced in physician compensation models, budgeting and long-term financial planning

Julie Kennedy Oehlert, DNP, RN
Chief Experience Officer, ECU Health

Thought Leadership Expertise:

  • More than 20 years of experience as a nurse, nursing leader and health system administrator
  • Advocate for people and culture in the workforce while creating positive experiences
  • Developing healing environments in which patients and health care team members can thrive

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Trish Baise, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Executive, ECU Health

Thought Leadership Expertise:

  • Leading a system of nurses across nine hospitals and more than 100 clinics
  • More than 30 years experience in nursing in both urban and rural environments
  • Expertise in nurse recruitment and retention and an advocate for the non-traditional path to nursing

Jay Briley, MHA, FACHE
President, Community Hospitals

Thought Leadership Expertise:

  • Leading eight hospitals in an academic, rural health system
  • More than 20 years experience in rural health care delivery
  • Currently helping to lead transformation of rural health system in eastern North Carolina

ECU Health is building the national model for academic rural health care

Patients, Doctors, and Local Leaders Share Challenges of Accessing Health Care in Rural Communities

WaysandMeans.House.gov | Oct. 17, 2023

ECU Health cheers Medicaid changes

BusinessNC.com | March 30, 2023

Brian Floyd joins statewide leaders at NC Chamber Health Care Conference

ECUHealth.org | Sept. 25, 2023

ECU Health’s CFO on embracing ‘building a new plane while we’re in the air’

BeckersHospitalReview.com | Nov. 9, 2023