CCME Announces New President and CEO


Steven Martin

Cary, NC, January 17, 2022 - The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME) is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven B. Martin, MHA, CPHQ, FACHE, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Steven joined CCME on January 17, 2022, succeeding Joy Hogan Rozman, MEd, RN, who retired after serving since 2013.

John R. Mangum, MD, CCME Board of Directors Chairman, says the extensive search and resulting appointment represent the beginning of an important new chapter for CCME. He explains that "our non-profit mission is to improve the quality of healthcare, and having the right leader at the helm is critical. We are impressed with Steven's 25-year healthcare track record relevant to improving quality, driving excellence and his team's outstanding national achievements." These include winning the 2019 American Hospital Association's Quest for Quality Prize and a two-time winner of The Joint Commission's Ernest Amory Codman Award.

Steven comes to CCME from Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC, where he served as a Vice President within Atrium Health's Quality Division. His responsibilities included the comprehensive oversight for accreditation, medical staff services/quality, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (Patient Non-Discrimination), and the Insurance and Payor Quality of Care Complaint process. He served as a member of the Joint Commission's Health Systems Liaison Advisory Council and as Deputy for the COVID-19 Surge Operations Leadership Group at Atrium Health. His additional prior leadership roles include Vice President for Business Development/Senior Consultant at Courtemanche & Associates, Inc., and Director of Quality Management at Carolinas HealthCare System. Steven also served as a Hospital Surveyor with The Joint Commission.

"CCME's commitment to transforming healthcare resonates strongly with me," says Steven. "I'm excited to lead this specialized team of experts and grow our valuable partnerships. Our role in evaluating and improving healthcare performance is an important one."

Steven holds a Masters in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wofford College. His credentials include Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).