Former Doctors Hospital exec selected Memorial Health new CEO

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Memorial Health selected a former Doctors Hospital of Augusta executive to be its new chief executive officer once its sale to HCA Healthcare is completed. C. Shayne George, who was CEO of Doctors from 2004 to 2011, will be the new top executive for Memorial. Members also have been appointed to a new Advisory Board.


“With the planned integration into HCA’s South Atlantic Division, we are delighted to make these selections and welcome these leaders into new roles that will help guide our work in the coming years,” said Interim CEO Kerry Watson.

Upon completion of the integration of Memorial Health into HCA Healthcare’s South Atlantic Division, George will assume the role of chief executive officer. In the coming weeks, George will be working collaboratively with Watson on transition planning. He will assume his CEO duties following the integration.

George is a long-time HCA Healthcare executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience.

“We look forward to welcoming Shayne back to Georgia and to the HCA South Atlantic family,” said HCA South Atlantic President Hugh C. Tappan. “Shayne is an extraordinary leader. ”

Following integration, George will work closely with the new Memorial Health Advisory Board, which was named and held its first meeting Monday.