Terry Shaw is president and chief executive officer for Adventist Health System. In this role, he provides leadership and oversight of the faith-based health care system, made up of 45 hospital campuses across nine states, with a continuum of integrated care that includes urgent care centers, home health and hospice agencies, physician practices and skilled nursing facilities.
Shaw’s career with Adventist Health System spans more than 30 years, during which time, his broad understanding and knowledge of health care finance, IT and overall operations has enabled him to play a pivotal role in defining the organization’s vision and direction. Prior to assuming leadership of the organization, he served as its executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operations officer. Previous to that, Shaw served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Adventist Health System, a role he held until 2010 when he gained COO responsibilities. He also held numerous positions at Florida Hospital, which include serving as senior vice president, vice president, assistant vice president and director.
Shaw earned a master’s degree in administration from the University of Central Florida, and bachelor’s degrees in accounting and computer science from Southern Adventist University.
He was appointed to the Healthcare Leadership Council, a policy think tank, and serves as vice chairman of the Premier, Inc. board of directors. He also serves on the Southern Adventist University and AMITA Health boards, and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, American College of Healthcare Executives and Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Shaw actively participates in Adventist Health System’s community involvement program, and several other professional and service organizations.