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Jack Barto has a long history of service to the region and a deep understanding of the Wilmington community, where he has lived for the last 20 years. Jack provided strong leadership for our region’s largest employer from 2004 to 2017, when he served as president and CEO of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. In that time, Jack presided over tremendous growth at the hospital, including expanding the facilities, boosting staffing and growing specialty care, all while ensuring financial stability and supporting a culture centered on patient satisfaction. Jack has supported several area organizations, including involvement with the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, Wilmington Business Development, the Cape Fear Heart Walk, Relay for Life, the Cameron School of Business Advisory Board, and the Landfall Tradition Women’s Collegiate Golf Classic. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1976 and a master’s degree in health administration from George Washington University in 1979.

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