Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Appoints Rex Adams to Chief Operating Officer Role

ATLANTA (July 2013) – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not‐for‐profit organization dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rex Adams as Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Rex served as the chief operating officer for CareCentrix, a private equity-owned home health benefits management company, where he managed the oversight of core operations, including information technology, claims management and all regional customer centers.

As Chief Operating Officer at Children's, Adams oversees clinical operations of three pediatric hospitals and 20 neighborhood locations, including the Marcus Autism Center. He will focus on driving operational excellence and enhancing the delivery of clinical care using information and technology, change management, and collaboration and innovation. Adams comes to Children’s with nearly 20 years of experience in leadership roles in a variety of industries. He previously served as chief operating officer at WellCare Health Plans and the president and chief executive officer of AT&T East. He also spent five years in the United States Army.

“We are thrilled to have Rex at Children’s to help continue our tradition of excellence in pediatric health care innovation,” said Donna Hyland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children’s. “We are excited about the vision and proven track record in healthcare that Rex brings to the role of COO."

While at WellCare, Adams had full responsibility for all operations, data and technology activities at the company. He played an active role in growth initiatives and regulatory programs related to Medicaid and Medicare expansion, healthcare reform and infrastructure investments. During his previous 12 years with BellSouth, Adams held progressively larger leadership roles including president of Long Distance, president of Wholesale Services, and roles within Information Technology, Product Development and Management, and Corporate Planning and Development. Adams began his career as a consultant at Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm founded by Harvard Business School professor, Michael Porter.

Adams earned a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School.

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About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than 870,000 patient visits annually at three hospitals and 27 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support since 1915, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit for more information.

Tags: Human Resources, General News
Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013