Craig McGhee MHA, MPT, FACHE

Chief Ambulatory Officer, Akron Children’s Hospital

Craig McGhee is responsible for Non-Hospital Based services including strategic/business planning, positive financial performance and compliance oversight of medical and surgical subspecialties, primary care, urgent care, behavioral health, rehabilitation, appointment center, and the regional health centers.

Mr. McGhee obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Kansas State University, his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine for Health Science and his Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining Akron Children's Hospital in 2009, Craig worked for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, FL as a physical therapist and Erie, PA as director of physical therapy. He continues to maintain his clinical certifications in physical therapy, strength and conditioning, and athletic training.

He has been an ACHE member since 2004 and became board certified in Healthcare Management and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2007. As an ACHE of Northern Ohio board member since 2015, he has served on the programming and advancement committees and served as president elect - 2017, president - 2018, and past president - 2019. In 2019 he participated as a panelist at the ACHE Corporate Forum an education event designed for executives representing ACHE Premier Corporate Partners. He is the incoming elected Ohio Regent for the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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