Chris Ellington, MBAChris Ellington, MBA, President of UNC Health Care Network Hospitals

Chris Ellington is the president of UNC Health Care Network Hospitals, and executive vice president and chief financial officer of UNC Hospitals at Chapel Hill. Prior to this role, Ellington also served as the principal fiscal leader for UNC Health Care’s system affiliations. Ellington has been listed annually in Becker's Hospital Review as a “CFO to know” annually since 2013. He has also been named a top CFO by the Triangle Business Journal and Business Leaders magazines.

Before joining UNC in 2008, Ellington was vice president of fiscal services and chief financial officer for Appalachian Regional Healthcare in Lexington, Kentucky. He has also worked in similar executive positions for healthcare systems in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Texas.

Ellington serves on the Boards of the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA) and Carolina Dialysis, as well as UNC Health Care affiliated entities in Johnston, High Point, and Caldwell. He is an advanced member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Ellington earned his B.S. in accounting from Clemson University and his MBA from the University of Phoenix.