President, Duke Regional Hospital
Katie Galbraith is President of Duke Regional Hospital. Galbraith has a solid track record of building a culture of inclusion and respect through more than 19 years of progressive experience in hospital operations, strategic planning, marketing and corporate communications within a world-class academic health system. Since 2001, she has held various responsibilities at Duke Regional Hospital, from marketing and business development to hospital operations, serving as vice president before being named president in May 2014.
In her role, Galbraith oversees Duke Regional Hospital, a 369-bed community hospital with 17,000 annual admissions and 63,000 annual emergency visits. Duke Regional has a strong tradition of caring for Durham and the surrounding communities and has been part of Duke University Health System since 1998. For the past four years, Duke Regional has ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the state by US News & World Report.
Prior to joining Duke Regional Hospital, Galbraith was the public relations manager for Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center. She has also worked in media relations for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in Williamsburg, Va.; as a reporter and freelance writer for The Cape Cod Times, The Virginian-Pilot, and Navy Times; and as a studio guide for Universal Studios Florida.
Galbraith earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a MBA from Elon University. She is a member of the Elon University Love School of Business Board of Advisors, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Board of Directors, Durham YMCA Advisory Board, Durham Chamber of Commerce Board, North Carolina Hospital Association Policy Development Committee and NC New Schools Triangle Industry Innovation Council. She is co-chair of the 2016 Triangle March of Dimes March for Babies and is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the American Hospital Association’s Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development. She previously served on the board of directors of Lincoln Community Health Center from 2007 to 2013 and as president of the board from 2009 to 2013.