Michael A. Grace, EdD, MBA, FACHE, is the president of West Virginia University Hospitals (WVUH) and the WVU Health System’s chief administrative officer.
A healthcare executive with over 25 years’ experience in the field, Grace most recently served as the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Mercy Hospital, a 495-bed tertiary and teaching hospital. In his role at Mercy, Grace’s responsibilities included carrying on the hospital’s tradition of caring for all as the region’s safety net hospital while advancing the hospital forward as a key facility within an urban core of hospitals.
Prior to his work at Mercy, Grace served as vice president of operations for UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital, overseeing the daily operations of the 520-bed tertiary facility. He has also served as vice president for the Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) service line and held several leadership positions within the Physician Services Division academic practice plan, including executive administrator roles in the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) and the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Grace earned and maintains fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He completed his bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration, his master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), and his doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership (EdD).