The Lawrence General Hospital Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has selected Dr. Abha Agrawal, MD FACEP, FACHE as the hospital’s next president and CEO.
Dr. Agrawal is a practicing Internal Medicine Physician, accomplished healthcare executive, Fulbright Scholar, Clinical Informaticist and author currently serving as Chief Medical Officer at Humboldt Park Health in Chicago. She is also the founder of A4 Clinics in India, a globally recognized group of advanced neuro rehabilitation centers with the primary mission of reducing the burden of preventable disability from neurological disorders in India through advanced technology. In addition to healthcare leaderships roles, Dr. Agrawal's career includes renowned academic appointments as well as numerous awards and honors.
Dr. Agrawal’s appointment culminates a six-month search process by the Board of Trustees, assisted by one of the industry’s leading healthcare recruiting firms.
“Dr. Abha Agrawal has a proven reputation as a transformative leader and is excited to put her extensive skills and experience to work to empower our Lawrence General team and meet the ever-changing needs of the people we serve,” says Mike Mancuso, Chair of the Lawrence General Hospital Board of Trustees. “Above all, Dr. Agrawal has been a champion for advancing health equity and patient care throughout her career. The Board is confident she is the leader we need to ensure Lawrence General Hospital will thrive in today’s challenging healthcare environment.”
Lawrence General Hospital’s Interim CEO, Robin Hynds, will resume her role as Lawrence General’s Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer when Dr Agrawal begins as CEO in January 2024. Hynds has been serving in the interim CEO role since May of this year after the retirement of Lawrence General’s previous CEO, Deborah J. Wilson.
“We have deep gratitude and appreciation to Robin Hynds for her incredible leadership stepping into the Interim CEO role for the last six months and leading the entire organization out of the pandemic and onto the path to sustainability and growth” says Mancuso. “With a strong strategic vision and proven ability to make great things happen, Robin is an outstanding and invaluable leader and will continue to help lead Lawrence General in significant ways.”