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Jean Wright, MD, MBA

Vice President of Innovation
Southern Piedmont Beacon Community
Edison National Medical
520 Elliott Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704/780-0802
E-mail: Jean.Wright@carolinashealthcare.org

Jean Wright, MD, MBA, is responsible for leading the advancement of innovation initiatives throughout Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS). Her focus is on working with teams to raise the bar for improvement in new clinical strategies, novel medical technologies, new business development, innovation design, and the spread of innovation across CHS. Dr. Wright is also the principal investigator for the Southern Piedmont Beacon Community. In this role, she oversees projects that provide innovative approaches to disease surveillance, management of chronic disease, sharing of health information, enhancing the ability of case managers to work more effectively with patients and providers, and demonstrations of novel ways to virtually connect with patients and providers.

Prior to coming to CHS, Dr. Wright practiced as a pediatric anesthesiologist and intensivist. She held positions as a physician executive at Emory (including vice president of medical management for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta), the chair of pediatrics for Mercer, and executive director for Memorial Health's Children's and Women's Hospital in Savannah.  She is also a health services researcher, has served on several federal advisory committees, and given testimony in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. She holds a BS degree from the University of Michigan, an MD degree from Wayne State University, and an MBA degree from Emory's Goizueta School of Business.

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