Dana M. Weston is the former president and CEO of UNC Rockingham Health Care in Eden, where she was responsible for the strategic vision, daily operations, and overall system growth. Before joining UNC Rockingham, she was CEO of Morehead Memorial Hospital where, along with several turnaround initiatives, she successfully led the hospital through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, preserving the rural community’s largest employer. She was also previously the director of operations for Adept Health and a strategic planning leader for Novant Health.
Originally from St. Louis, Dana received a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience and behavioral biology from Emory University (GA). She completed the Administrative Fellowship at Duke University Hospital in Durham, where she also achieved Six Sigma Black Belt training through NC State University.
Dana is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives. She serves on the boards of the United Way of Rockingham County (president), Eden YMCA, and Citizen’s for Economic Development, Inc. She was selected as chair of the City of Eden’s Strategic Planning Commission and to serve on the board of directors of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare and the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation. She is an active member of the Eden Rotary, Eden Woman’s Club, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
As an advocate for healthcare, Dana has been recognized with local, regional, and national leadership awards, has been an invited speaker at assemblies statewide, and published her perspective on the journey of rural hospitals in the North Carolina Medical Journal (Nov/Dec 2018).