As President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Health Medical Center (MHMC), a large non-profit hospital in Savannah, Georgia, Maggie Gill’s responsibilities include governing the senior staff, corporate communications, facilities management, physician and government relations and overseeing trauma services, orthopedic programs and the Heart and Vascular Institute. Maggie Gill’s education, which includes a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, an MBA from Saint Leo University and courses at the prestigious Wharton School, and experience make her the ideal person to lead MHMC, which is vital to the region as the hospital serves 35 counties.
Facing the difficult task of heading a safety net hospital operating the region’s only children’s hospital and only Level 1 Trauma Center, which receives no local funding, Gill unveiled an initiate, Pathways to Excellence, to save the hospital money. With Maggie Gill’s experience as the CFO of Tenet South Florida Health system and VP of Finance at MHMC, she will help insure the hospital’s financial health during these challenging times. In 2011, after MHMC went through three CEOs in four years, the hospital’s board unanimously voted, affirming their support of Gill, knowing that she had the right mix of executive and financial savvy to lead Memorial Health Medical Center.
The March 2016 edition of South Magazine called Maggie Gill “the Face of Healthcare” for her focus on preventative health and wellness programs. Gill instituted the Gulfstream Children’s Wellness Program and Center to teach kids healthy habits early on, as well as making the hospital a key component of Safe Kids Savannah, which focuses on programs such as bike safety and water safety.
At the recent Georgia Medical Society’s 16th Annual Health Care Heroes Awards, the Memorial Health team earned seven awards, including one for health care innovation, one for health care education, two community outreach awards and two physicians won lifetime achievement awards.
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