David Mork, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital, came to Lovelace Health System in November 2021.
David comes to Lovelace from AU Health Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehab & Specialty Hospitals in Warm Springs, Georgia, where he served as CEO for eight years. During his tenure, David transitioned the state-owned and operated hospitals into private 501(c)3 hospitals, part of Augusta University Health System. He consistently achieved an increase in volume year over year, as well as increased revenue and decreased expenses in a challenging, rural market.
Prior to serving at AU Health Roosevelt, David was CEO of Select Specialty Hospital Augusta in Augusta, Georgia, where he was responsible for an 80-bed, free standing long-term acute care hospital. He increased the hospital’s profitability by 70 percent and increased admissions and average daily census (ADC) percent in his first year. David’s leadership also resulted in one of the highest patient satisfaction scores in the company while achieving and maintaining high employee engagement scores.
David received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia and a master of public health degree in hospital administration from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He also completed change management fellowship coursework from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
David is a delegate of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Regional Policy board and an AHA Mentor, a member of the Georgia Hospital Association Finance/Audit Committee and serves on the National Association of Long-Term Hospitals board of directors. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).