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

Chris Ellington is the president of UNC Health Care Network Hospitals.  Along with his statewide focus, Ellington served concurrently as the executive vice president and chief financial officer for UNC Hospitals from 2008 to 2020.  He has been listed 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 multi-entity healthcare systems in Kentucky, West Virginia, Alabama and Texas.

Ellington serves on the Boards of the North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA), Carolina Dialysis, UNC’s Health Alliance and Senior Health Alliance, as well as UNC Health Care affiliated entities in Johnston, Caldwell and Rockingham. 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.