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Howard N. Ainsley, MHA

Howard Ainsley, MHA, is the Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Fort Washington Medical Center. Mr. Ainsley leads the day-to-day operations across the organization.

He has over 25 years of experience successfully leading cultural and facility transformations, as well as numerous operational improvement initiatives. Prior to joining FWMC, Mr. Ainsley served as Interim Chief Executive Officer for Jackson Executives, one of the largest health care staffing companies in the United States.

Ms. Ainsley’s background includes serving as President and Chief Executive Officer for Morehead Memorial Hospital and the Regional Chief Executive Officer for East Hawaii/Hilo Medical Center, the nation’s fourth largest public health system. Prior to East Hawaii/Hilo Medical Center, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Corpus Christi Medical Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Mr. Ainsley also spent 17 years with Virginia-based Carilion Health System. During his tenure, he served in a variety of roles including President & CEO of Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital in Bedford, Virginia, and President & CEO of Carilion Wythe County Community Hospital in Wytheville, Virginia.

Mr. Ainsley earned a Master of Health Administration from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Western Carolina University. Currently, he serves as adjunct faculty member at George Washington University, Old Dominion University, and Champlain College. Mr. Ainsley is in the process of completing his Doctorate in Health Sciences.

Mr. Ainsley has been a member of various Rotary clubs for over 25 years, and has served as Board member of multiple Chambers of Commerce in several states. He currently serves as a health care speaker evaluator for Becker’s Hospital Review. Mr. Ainsley is married to a physical therapist and in his spare time they love cycling and water sports.