Symposium Speaker

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Dr. Sandra Carr-Johnson

Associate Chief Medical Officer, Ambulatory Services

Dr. Sandra Carr-Johnson, MD, MHSA, FAAFP, is the Associate Chief Medical Officer for the Ambulatory Network and Executive Physician Lead of Recruiting at Cape Fear Valley Health System (CFVHS.)

Dr. Carr-Johnson's career began at the Duke/Southern Regional Area Health Education Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she completed her Family Medicine Residency. Her leadership journey, which started with her serving as Chief Resident, has seen her take on a variety of leadership roles, including Associate Faculty Director, Assistant Program Director, Family Medicine Program Director, and Vice President of Clinical Education and Services. These early career experiences, coupled with her educational background, have significantly shaped her professional journey and the expertise she brings to her current role.

Dr. Carr-Johnson joined CFVHS in 2024 after dedicating over 25 years to practicing family medicine and bringing knowledge and leadership. Her role at CFVHS extends beyond providing guidance to physicians and APPs; she is a champion of quality, innovation, and development within the CFVHS ambulatory enterprise. Her previous service on the CFVHS Board of Directors and as Chairwoman further underscores her commitment to healthcare leadership.
Before joining CFVHS, she served as the Medical Director of Stedman Wade Health Services in Cumberland County, NC, spearheading the establishment of a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) catering to a diverse population. She orchestrated the development and implementation of the first integrated regional primary care facility and FQHC, achieving National Commission for Quality Assurance Medical Home status and accreditation from The Joint Commission. For this, she received the prestigious "2017 Woman of the Year" title from the National Organization of Women. During this time, she achieved the United Hero Feature Provider award in 2021 for exemplary performance in patient scheduling, wait times, care coordination, discussing medications with patients, following up on test results, and fostering educational doctor-patient conversations. She implemented value-based care strategies, significantly improving quality and reimbursement rates. Moreover, she established a collaborative community partnership with the Chair of the Cumberland County Commission to successfully reinstate primary care services at Cumberland County Health Department's Adult Health and Dental Clinic.

Dr. Carr-Johnson received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. She furthered her education by obtaining a Master's in Health Services Administration from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, Florida, which equipped her with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in her leadership roles.