Advocate Health CEO releases book on improving American healthcare
Eugene A. Woods, CEO of Charlotte-based Advocate Health, has written a book detailing his rise as a Black chief executive officer and offering a prescription to improve America’s healthcare system.
In the book, “Health, Hope, and Healing for All: Toward More Equitable and Affordable Healthcare,” Woods writes about the challenges healthcare systems face, highlights the urgent need to ensure access to care for all and offers his own prescriptions for the future of health care.
The book was released on Nov. 14.
In a statement released Friday by Advocate Health, the company said the book “weaves together lessons from Woods’ past, including personal experiences as a Black CEO and reflections on discrimination and injustice. It includes a behind-the-scenes look into how Woods and his leadership team at Atrium Health tackled the challenges of the global pandemic and, simultaneously, grew the organization into the nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system, following the 2022 combination with Advocate Aurora Health to create Advocate Health.”
“My hope is that this book sheds light on the intricacies of health care, demystifies its complexities and encourages new collaborations on how we can create a brighter future together,” Woods said in the statement.
The book can be purchased at local bookstores and online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, among others.
Woods, who got $13.97 million in total compensation last year, will donate proceeds from the book to charities, including the Atrium Health Caregiver Heroes Teammate Emergency Care Fund and Advocate Aurora Health Teammate Crisis Fund.