About Me

Roy Hawkins Jr., FACHE, is Senior Vice President, Market President North Area, for Atrium Health.

As North Area Senior Vice President, Roy’s responsibility encompasses Atrium Health Cabarrus, Atrium Health Stanly, Atrium Health University City and the free-standing emergency departments in Huntersville, Harrisburg, and Kannapolis. Roy’s focus is on achieving strategy execution for the market in alignment with Atrium Health’s overall goal of operational excellence in key facilities.

Prior to joining Atrium Health, Roy served as Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL, responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of one of the nation’s largest hospitals. He has overseen multiple business units and premier service lines, including the emergency care center, the critical care division, Ryder Trauma Center and the Miami Transplant Institute – the second largest transplant center in the United States and the only center in Florida that performs every type of transplant. Prior to joining Jackson Memorial, Roy was Senior Vice President and CEO of Jackson North Medical Center, a 382-bed Jackson Health System-affiliated acute care hospital located in North Miami Beach. Roy joined Jackson Memorial after serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Johnston-Willis Hospital, a 292-bed facility in Richmond, VA. In that role, he led the organization through a record-breaking year in patient volumes and spearheaded the hospital’s efforts to achieving Comprehensive Stroke Center certification. Additionally, he had executive oversight for the hospital’s Emergency Department, Surgical Services, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute and their rehabilitation unit.

Roy also has experience in various Veteran Affairs healthcare organizations, including being interim CEO, COO, and deputy medical center director at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, FL, as well as holding numerous executive positions at VA Sunshine Healthcare Network in St. Petersburg, FL, Orlando VA Medical Center, VA Southeast Network in Duluth, GA, and the Miami VA Healthcare System.

Roy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Howard University in Washington D.C., and a Master of Health Administration degree from Florida International University in Miami.


Represents: President of Atrium Health Cabarrus

Member since: December 2, 2021