Ellington Jones

Ellington Jones

Adjunct Professional Lecturer

Mr. Jones currently serves as the Executive Director of the Digestive Diseases Service Line at UChicago Medicine where he oversees the strategy, development and ambulatory operations of 15 clinical programs across the Health System and the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. Prior to this role, Ellington was with Tenet Healthcare where he held several leadership positions. Most recently at Tenet, he served as the national director of strategy and service lines, where he oversaw service line initiatives across the company’s 65 hospitals. Prior to that role, he was the Regional Service Line Director for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Tenet Health’s Coastal Division and Florida Region (17 hospitals); and prior to that, he was the Associate Administrator at Florida Medical Center (FMC) – a campus of North Shore in Fort Lauderdale, FL, (a 459-bed acute care hospital) where he led the operations of several hospital support/ancillary departments and hospital strategic initiatives. Before joining FMC, Ellington completed an Administrative Fellowship with Tenet Florida and administrative internships with Lakeland Regional Health and the Florida Department of Health. Ellington has received numerous leadership awards, competed in national health administration case competitions, was the finalist ACHE’s Richard J. Stull Graduate Essay Competition in Healthcare Management, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine career center. He is a 2020 recipient of the University of Florida’s 40 Gators Under 40, Outstanding Young Alumni Award and recently received the 2021 Outstanding Young Alumnous at the UF College of Public Health, Department of Health Services Research and Policy. He earned his BS in Health Care Management from Florida A&M University, his MHA from the University of Florida, a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an Executive MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology. He is a graduate of the 2015 Tenet Leadership Academy and served as President of the Health Administration Student Association (HASA) while at the University of Florida. Ellington is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the School of Professional and Extended Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. and teaches in the Healthcare Management gradaute program. Ellington is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives. Ellington is also a Life Member of the University of Florida Alumni Association and Life Member of the Florida A&M Marching 100 Band Alumni Association. Ellington enjoys spending time with his two nephews, family and friends and Florida Gator sports!