Maggie Gill’s Career In Healthcare

Maggie Gill the President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Health, situated Savannah, Georgia. Gill has been with Memorial Health since 2004; from 2004 to 2011 she was the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer before being promoted. Prior to her taking over as President and CEO, Memorial Health had experienced several years of red ink. After her promotion, the hospital began earning profits again. Maggie Gill graduated from Florida State University in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature/Letters. She earned her M.B.A. in Business Administration from Saint Leo University in 1998.

Gill started her professional career at Tenet Healthcare where she served as the Chief Financial Officer for 10 years. She was very effective at her job and earned the Outstanding CFO Award for 3 consecutive years in 2001, 2002, and 2003. In addition, she has served as a Board Member at four nonprofits; the Union Mission, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Mercer University, and the Georgia Hospital Association.

One of Maggie Gill’s proudest achievements was how her team did in 2016 when the Georgia Medical Society held its 16th Annual Health Care Heroes Awards. During the presentation, Memorial Health’s team won seven awards. Among the award was one for their Health Care Education initiative that educated young drivers about safe driving. Another winner the hospital’s Infectious Disease Response Team. Two physicians won LifeTime Achievement awards; Carl Boyd, M.D. who was a trauma surgeon, and Linda Sacks, M.D. who is a former neonatologist.

For the last few years, Gill had been working on a transaction with Novant Health where Novant would purchase Memorial Health. Unfortunately, negotiations were stymied by the Chatham County Hospital Authority. Gill has stated that the authority became overly involved in the discussions and this resulted in Memorial Health being pulled in two different directions by two different government authorities. If the agreement had come to fruition it would have resulted in a necessary cash infusion into Memorial Health, to the tune of $295 million over the next 10 years.

When she is not working, Maggie Gill loves to spend time with her husband and two young children. They love outdoor activities and try to go into the outdoors every weekend. Among their favorite things to do is to go on hikes, go fishing, and camp overnight.

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