J. Knox Singleton
President and CEO, Inova Health System
J. Knox Singleton is president and CEO of Inova Health System, the nation's eighth most integrated health care delivery system and one of the largest in the metropolitan Washington region.
Through Mr. Singleton's stewardship over the past 19 years, Inova Health System has pursued its not-for-profit mission of providing health care to all, regardless of ability to pay, while offering state-of-the-art medical care to the residents of Northern Virginia. For five of the past seven years, U.S. News & World Report has named Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova's flagship facility, as one of " America's Best Hospitals."
Mr. Singleton was first named to lead the organization in 1984 when it was called the Fairfax Hospital Association. He first joined the Fairfax Hospital Association as executive vice president for operations in 1983.
He has led Inova through a period of significant growth and expansion that continues today. Inova Health System is comprised of hospitals, nursing homes, several emergency and urgent care centers, assisted living communities, a home health agency and various community clinics.
Currently, Mr. Singleton is a director and officer of a variety of community organizations that address issues such as affordable housing and human services. In 2000, he received the distinguished Regent's Award from the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE). The Award recognizes ACHE members who have shown exemplary leadership in the field of health care and who have contributed to the advancement of health care management excellence. Mr. Singleton also received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Washington Chapter of the American Jewish Committee in 2000. He is a recipient of the 1993 Community Care Award for Health given by the Northern Virginia Community Foundation and was named the 1990 Citizen of the Year by the Washington Post.
Before joining Inova, Mr. Singleton served as the hospital director for the Hershey Medical Center of Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, PA, from 1978 to 1983. He was the assistant director of the Medical Center from 1975 to 1977. His first position in the health care field was in administration for the English National Health Service at Guy's Hospital in London, England.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1970. He received his Master's Degree in Health Administration from Duke University in 1973.
Mr. Singleton is married, has four children and lives in Oakton, VA.