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Michael E Johnston

Vice President, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, NC, USA

Dr. Michael Johnston is Vice President for Corporate Operations at Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS). In this position, Dr. Johnston is responsible for operational transformation strategy using Lean philosophy and practices. 

Leading a team of lean professionals, a combination of on-site education and practical experience serve as hallmarks for leadership development, successful lean deployment, and sustainable transformation at CHS. Previously, he was Vice President for Network Development at Mercy Medical Center (North Iowa), Plant Manager for Camfil Farr (Chicago), and Plant Manager for UGN, Inc. (Chicago). Dr. Johnston is actively engaged in the process improvement, leadership development, and organizational leadership professional communties and is a frequent contributor to national conferences. 

He is a member of the Health Value Network, the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies Center for Health Care Research Advisory Council and Center for Transformational Leadership Advisory Council, and the Stanford University Lean Academic Conference. Dr. Johnston has degrees from Purdue University, Thomas More University, and a doctorate from University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies.