Maggie Gill: The Innovative, Visionary Leader Of Memorial Health

Margaret Gill is the president and CEO of Memorial Health. She was voted into the position in 2011. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University Gill got her MBA from Saint Leo University. She then attended the Wharton School where she completed course work in management and strategic thinking. Gill then spent the next five years as Tenet South Florida Health system’s CFO. While there she was voted the Tenet Outstanding CFO three times. While at Tenet she spent time at Miami’s North Shore Medical Center, Palmetto General Hospital located in Hialeah, Florida and at the Coral Gables Hospital located in Coral Gables, Florida.

 

In 2004 Maggie Gill was hired as vice president of finance and managed care at Memorial University Medical Center. The next year she was promoted tp chief operating officer of the company. Then in 2011 she was promoted again. This time she became Memorial Health’s president and CEO. The position requires Gill to provide all MUMC’s vice presidents and senior vice presidents as well as physician leaders with direction. Her position also makes her directly responsible government and physician relations, internal audits, financial assistance, orthopedic and neuroscience programs, Memorial Health University Physicians, corporate communications, the Heart & Vascular Institute, facilities management, perioperative services and trauma services

 

Under Maggie Gill’s leadership several of the hospital’s programs and employees won Annual Health Care Heroes awards. The areas for which Memorial Health staff and programs won awards included Health Care Innovation: The Primary Care Accelerated Track Program which was a collaboration between the Memorial Health Family Medicine Residency Program and Mercer University. Their Health Care Education: Teen Drivers Program which educated new drivers about motor vehicle safety as well as their Community Outreach also won awards. They also won for their Infectious Disease Response Team at Memorial University Medical Center. Plus two staff members won Physicians Lifetime Achievement awards.

 

During Maggie Gill’s time at Memorial Health they graduated the first class at Mercer University Medical School’s Savannah campus in 2012. They also expanded the school’s Hoskins Research Building which became the medical school’s permanent home. The school offers six physician residency programs focused on primary care and serves 141 medical residents. The school was founded to bring this underserved region medical education. Memorial Health also added the Parker’s Emergency and Trauma Center during Gill’s tenure. The expansion doubled the space in the emergency department.