CEO Roundtable

CEO Roundtable with Damond Boatwright
Friday, March 9, 7:30 – 9:00 am
SSM Health, 1808 W Beltline Hwy, Madison WI (MAP)

Damond W. Boatwright, FACHE, joined SSM Health Care of Wisconsin as Regional President of Hospital Operations in February of 2014.  In this role, Damond is responsible for overseeing all hospital operations within SSM’s integrated care delivery network in the Wisconsin Region including St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo, St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison and St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital.  SSM Health is a St. Louis-based health-care system and provides high-quality and compassionate care at hospitals, clinics and nursing homes in Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Boatwright is originally from Charleston, S.C. He graduated from The Citadel with a degree in Business Administration and was also a scholarship football player at the military college in Charleston, S.C. Afterward, Boatwright earned his Master’s Degree in Health Administration and Health Sciences from the Medical University of South Carolina – Charleston and went on to complete a health services management fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.

Boatwright started his healthcare career with the Medical University of South Carolina in 1995. During his 14 years within the HCA Healthcare System he has served in various capacities including Associate Administrator I/II, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer in several of its Hospitals.

Mr. Boatwright is looking forward to being more actively involved in the local communities and at the state level with the Wisconsin Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).  Through Dean/St. Mary’s, he is also a member of the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the state’s chamber of commerce and largest trade association.

In 2010, he was named to the national list of “Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” in Becker’s Hospital Review and was the recipient of Modern Healthcare’s prestigious “Up and Comer” award in 2009.

Most important to him are his faith and family. Damond spends much of his time with his wife Dr. Makeba Williams Boatwright (OB/GYN), their son Damond Jeremiah (DJ) and daughter Shelby.  On occasion, you might also catch Damond golfing, reading, jogging and cooking. Damond participates in several cooking contests each year as a certified judge through the Kansas City Barbecue Society.

Thank you to SSM Health for hosting and sponsoring this event!