Meet Chris Whybrew
Chris Whybrew is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 20 years of experience serving for-profit health systems such as HCA, Community Health Systems, Vanguard Health System, and Capella. Mr. Whybrew has also served independent not-for-profit hospitals. During his career, Mr. Whybrew has served in executive roles ranging from Chief Development Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Whybrew has lead hospitals ranging from 60 bed community hospitals to 336 bed suburban regional referral centers.
While serving as a senior executive, Mr. Whybrew has led operational turn arounds, improved customer service performance, developed and implemented new clinical service lines, developed, integrated hospital employed physician practices, and developed regional referral networks. Mr. Whybrew has also lead design and construction of clinical units and facilities. Most recently, Mr. Whybrew lead the design team for an Emergency Center replacement at McAlester Regional Health Center, which incorporated significant Lean/Six Sigma process improvement and Lean construction design concepts.
Presently, Mr. Whybrew owns a healthcare consulting firm, Whybrew Medical Management, LLC, that serves physician groups, small to medium size hospitals, surgical hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Mr. Whybrew’s primary services focus on strategic planning, growth and development, operations improvement, as well as interim management services.
Mr. Whybrew is a native of Memphis and Nashville, TN, and currently lives in Tulsa, OK. He is a Board certified healthcare executive with the American College of Healthcare Executives and is President of ACHE’s Oklahoma Chapter, Sooner Healthcare Executives. He earned his Masters of Business Administration at The Jack Massey School of Business at Belmont University, in Nashville, TN. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management at Austin Peay State University. He is also an active member at Evergreen Baptist Church, in Tulsa.