The Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) board of directors installed Jay Johnson, FACHE, president and CEO, Duncan Regional Hospital, as chairman on April 16, for a term through 2021. He has served as chairman-elect since 2018 and has served on the OHA board since 2013.
Johnson has been president and CEO at Duncan Regional Hospital since 2010. He began his career at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, followed by nine years at Stillwater Medical Center and five years at Mercy Hospital Ardmore.
A fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Johnson is a past delegate of the American Hospital Association’s Region 7 (Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas) Regional Policy Board. Johnson also currently serves as the board chair for the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma.
OHA awarded Johnson its Advocacy in Action award in 2013 and again in 2017. He has served on the OHA council on policy and legislation almost continuously since 2013.
Locally, Johnson serves on the board of the Duncan Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Duncan Rotary Club and Duncan First United Methodist Church. He is the past chair of the Duncan Public Schools Foundation and the past chair of the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation. In 2019 he was named the Duncan Man of the Year by the Duncan Chamber of Commerce, and in 2015 he was named Outstanding Alumni for Cameron University. He is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma class 29 and Leadership Duncan class 16.
He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1990 from Cameron University in Lawton, Okla. He earned his Master of Health Administration degree in 1994 from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Va.