Fred Hobby, M.A., CDM
S4-I Choosing Equity: Using Benchmark Data to Create a Workplace that Embraces Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competence in Health Care
About Fred Hobby, M.A., CDM
Fred Hobby joined as president and CEO of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management in 2005 with more than 25 years of hospital administration experience in three states and six hospital systems. Fred will lead the Institute into its second decade of service, developing tools and resources to enhance diversity in our nation’s hospitals, and helping health care organizations with their diversity activities.
Before joining the Institute, Fred spent 10 years with the Greenville (SC) Hospital System (GHS), a 1,086-bed acute care teaching hospital system. As an administrator and chief diversity officer at GHS, he developed and implemented a system-wide diversity initiative that is nationally recognized for its comprehensiveness and success. The GHS Language Center was the first recipient of a recognition letter from the HHS Office of Civil Rights recognizing the system’s compliance with the Federal LEP Guidelines. Prior to joining GHS, Fred served as the Chief Operating Officer with the Portsmouth (VA) General Hospital and is a former CEO of the Newport News General Hospital.
Fred served on the National Board of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters.
In 2010, Fred was selected as a content expert to serve on the National Project Advisory Committee (NPAC) of the CLAS Standards Enhancement Initiative. The NPAC was created by the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health to modify current standards or create new ones to advance equity in the health care delivery system.