Maggie Gill And The Challenges of Health Care

In 2011, Memorial Health needed a new President and Chief Executive Officer. In the previous 4 years the company had seen 3 CEO’s come and go, so the Board of Directors was looking for someone with vision and stability. The Board chose Maggie Gill to lead Memorial Health and she was ably done so ever since.

Maggie obtained her education Florida State College, with a Bachelors Degree in Language an Literature, and at Saint Leo University she received her MBA. She experience in the field of health care includes being Chief Financial Officer at Tenet Healthcare for 10 years. She was a winner of the “Outstanding CFO” award for three years of 2001, 2002, and 2003.

Despite the increasing challenges in the health care field Maggie has succesfully led Memorial Health. The world of health care has been challenged due to greater regulations and lower reimbursements for care. Also, a third of the patients seen at Memorial Health have no insurance and cannot pay for services.

Maggie has kept the hospital focused on providing health, wellness, and prevention. To that end there is a group of nurses and clinicians who work as care coordinators. In this role they help patients with chronic health conditions manage them so that they have a lower risk of needing to be hospitalized. The hospital also puts a great focus on maintaining health so that hospital care is not needed, especially at a younger age. Memorial Health is dedicated to providing information about issues such as healthy eating and getting enough exercise.

Maggie also donates her time to voluntary causes. She is a a Board Member of several health oriented groups such as the nonprofit Union Mission, Mercer University, and the Georgia Hospital Association.

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