Eric Norwood has over 30 years of senior leadership in hospitals and health systems in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. His experience in transformational leadership as a healthcare CEO, coaching high performance teams and building integrated systems of care in partnership with physicians led to his current role as a change catalyst for clients.
Eric received a B.B.A. degree in Management from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a Master of Health Administration degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. He is board certified as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a graduate of The Hudson Institute of Coaching and is a Professionally Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation.
Eric’s role as a strategic advisor and leadership coach evolved from his success in leading health systems. As the former President and CEO of Dekalb Medical, a 627-bed, 3-hospital health system with net revenues of $400M and 3500 employees in metro Atlanta, Eric led a successful strategic and operational turnaround and expansion centered on the creation of an innovative, clinically integrated network of over 400 independent physicians and hospitals.
Eric and his wife, Nancy, have six adult children and seven grandchildren. Eric has enjoyed many years of adventures with his kids, including numerous music performances, Boy Scout adventures, a mission trip to Kenya to work with a Christian ministry to HIV widows and orphans, and earning a Black Belt in Karate with his two youngest sons in 2009. Nancy and Eric make their home in the mountains of Central Arizona.