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President & CEO, The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence

Steven B. MartinSteven B. Martin, MHA, CPHQ, FACHE, became President and Chief Executive Officer of CCME in January 2022, following a comprehensive national search.

Before joining CCME, Martin was a Vice President in the Quality Division for Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC. His responsibilities included comprehensive oversight of accreditation, medical staff services/quality, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (patient non-discrimination), and the Insurance and Payor Quality of Care Complaint process. He served as a member of the Joint Commission’s Health Systems Liaison Advisory Council and as Deputy for the COVID-19 Surge Operations Leadership Group at Atrium Health.

Martin’s previous leadership roles include Vice President for Business Development/Senior Consultant at Courtemanche & Associates, Inc., and Director of Quality Management at Carolinas HealthCare System. He also served as a Hospital Surveyor with The Joint Commission.

Martin holds a Master in Health Administration (MHA) degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wofford College. His credentials include Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).

About Tuft & Associates: “From the very first interaction to my first day on the job, my experience with Tuft & Associates was superb. Jill Christie, Nancy Gray Puckett, and the entire team were wonderful to work with and supported me every step of the way. They believed in me from the very first conversation, and supported me throughout the search process. I am truly thankful for their partnership and for our ongoing professional relationship.”