John Kueven

Senior Vice President and Hospital President
Young Executive Leaders 2021

Wellstar Health System – Wellstar Paulding Hospital, USA

John Kueven has been SVP and President of WellStar Paulding Hospital since March 2018. As Hospital President, John has helped create a collaborative culture focused on high reliability. While at Paulding, John has helped lead the organization to achieve an “A” rating from leapfrog, the Georgia Oglethorpe award, and the first and only hospital in Georgia to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award.

John received a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration Management and an MBA in Business from the University of Alabama at Birmingham; a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Millsaps College, and an Associate Degree of Nursing from Itawamba Community College. He currently serves as Vice President and incoming President of the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives, is treasurer of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Graduate Program of Hospital Administration board, a member of the Sterling Board of Directors, is a member of the Paulding County Chamber Board of Directors, a Deacon in his church, and an active member of the Paulding County Rotary Club. He is currently a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.