The interim title is gone.

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center has made it official.

The AtlantiCare Board of Trustees has appointed Michael J. Charlton as the president and CEO of the AtlantiCare health system,

Charlton has served in an interim capacity since June 1, 2023.

Localness and a demonstrated record of accomplishment won out for Charlton during an extensive national search process that was formally conducted by Korn Ferry, a preeminent executive search firm.

Charlton is a well known and respected local business owner. He  served as a member of the AtlantiCare Board of Directors for more than 14 years, including 6 years as Chairman of The Board.

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

"Michael is a proven, purpose-driven and visionary leader who knows AtlantiCare, our team, the communities we serve, and the dynamic healthcare landscape," said David Goddard, current Chair of AtlantiCare's Board. "He excels at fostering collaboration and innovation to drive transformative change, and advocating for policies and programs that address the healthcare and societal issues impacting our patients and caregivers. Michael is the ideal leader to guide AtlantiCare through this challenging, ever-evolving new age of healthcare."

Here is the first public comment from Charlton since his appointment:

"I am humbled and privileged to be leading a team of highly dedicated and passionate people who deliver great care to our patients and support to their caregivers," said Charlton. " AtlantiCare carries a 125-year-old legacy of distinction in the quality of care that we provide, and I firmly believe that we are positioned for great achievements. I was born here, my roots are here, and my goal is to honor that legacy by prioritizing patient-centered care and working tirelessly with our team to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of our community,” said Charlton.

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