UF Health Jacksonville names Patrick Green as new CEO

The vice president of Yale New Haven Health and president and CEO of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in Connecticut will start in July.

New UF Health Jacksonville CEO Patrick Green.
New UF Health Jacksonville CEO Patrick Green.
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UF Health Jacksonville announced May 10 that Yale New Haven Health executive Patrick Green is its next CEO.

Green is vice president of Yale New Haven Health and president and CEO of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Connecticut. He began those positions in 2017.

“It’s an honor and privilege to be joining UF Health Jacksonville at such an exciting time for the organization,” Green said in a news release. 

“There never has been a stronger commitment to ensuring a thriving UF Health Jacksonville.”

Green, 49, who will start July 10, replaces Russ Armistead, who returned as interim CEO in 2021 after the death of Leon L. Haley Jr. in a watercraft accident.

Yale New Haven Health is the largest health system in the state of Connecticut, comprising 30,000 employees and 8,200 medical staff and generating $6 billion in net revenue, the news release said.

“He is a dynamic leader and change agent with a wide breadth of experience in health care, serving in top leadership roles for more than a decade,” David R. Nelson, senior vice president for health affairs at the University of Florida and president of UF Health, said in a news release.

At Yale New Haven Health, the release said Green expanded service lines and increased market share. He also led and improved the system’s operational performance and oversaw patient safety and quality outcomes, employee engagement, patient experience and financial performance.

“Patrick’s stellar experience in the health care industry will no doubt help ensure we deliver on our promise of providing UF Health Jacksonville patients with the best possible life-changing, compassionate care,” UF President Ben Sasse said in a news release.

“His proven ability to bring about first-class financial returns will help propel the system forward as we seek to expand our impact by bringing the latest health care advances to the region.”

Before joining Yale New Haven Health, Green was interim president at Centura Health in Lakewood, Colorado. Earlier in his career he held roles as associate chief operating officer at Denver Health and worked at UW Medicine in Seattle.

Green has a master’s in business administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

“I look forward to partnering with our dedicated team and physician colleagues to further advance the mission of UF Health,” Green said.

“Together we will improve the health of the communities we serve.”