Thursday, March 6, 2008

Mike Garrett, Georgia Power President & CEO, Appointed to Piedmont Healthcare Board of Directors

Piedmont Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Georgia Power President and CEO Michael D. Garrett to the Piedmont Healthcare Board of Directors. The Board oversees all Piedmont entities including Piedmont Hospital, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, Piedmont Newnan Hospital, the Piedmont Heart Institute, Piedmont Hospital Foundation, Piedmont Physicians Group, and the Piedmont Clinic.

A Georgia native, Garrett was named president and CEO of Georgia Power in 2004. Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the nation’s leading generators of electricity.

Previously, he was president and CEO of Mississippi Power, from 2001-2003. Prior to that, Garrett held a number of leadership positions at Alabama Power from 1998-2001.

“Mike will be a great asset to the Piedmont Healthcare Board," said R. Timothy Stack, Piedmont Healthcare president and CEO and Board member. "His business expertise along with his strong leadership skills will help us continue to build a highly regarded healthcare provider system that surrounds Georgians with world-class care."

Garrett is a leader in Atlanta's business community as well as throughout the state. He will chair the 2008 Georgia Chamber campaign and is chair-elect of the Georgia Chamber. Governor Sonny Perdue appointed him to a five-year term on the Georgia Department of Economic Development Board in 2005, and Garrett was named its chairman in 2007. He is currently chairman of Lead Gifts for the Woodruff Arts Center annual campaign and campaign chairman for United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.

“Piedmont has a great reputation throughout the Southeast,” Garrett said. “I look forward to supporting and advancing the vision and mission of the organization to bring the best patient care to the communities it serves.”

Garrett is a Morehouse College Board trustee and is on the executive committee and board of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education. Other board service includes the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Woodruff Arts, Central Atlanta Progress, Georgia Cancer Coalition, and the Buckhead Coalition.

Garrett earned a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in management from Georgia College. He also holds an associate degree in mechanical engineering technology from Southern Polytechnic State University and attended the Oxford University Advanced Management Program. A native of McRae, Georgia, he and his wife, Karen, have three daughters and seven grandchildren.
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