Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Mike Robertson Named Interim CEO of Piedmont Mountainside Hospital

Mike Robertson has been named interim chief executive officer of Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, effective July 1, 2008.

Robertson previously served as vice president of Operations for Piedmont Mountainside, overseeing clinical and support services. Robertson joined Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in July 2002 as manager of Respiratory Care. He also assisted with performance improvement and was promoted to vice president of Operations in March 2006.

“Mike has been a tremendous asset to Piedmont Mountainside these past six years, and I am pleased to announce his new role as interim CEO,” said Gregory A. Hurst, chairman of the board of Piedmont Mountainside Hospital and COO of Piedmont Healthcare. “Mike’s healthcare experience and years at Piedmont Mountainside will serve him well in his interim CEO role.”

Under Robertson’s leadership, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital recently completed a $7 million construction project which included expanding the ICU, laboratory, cafeteria and lobby; adding six new beds for the Clinical Decision Unit; and renovations to accommodate other support services. In addition, the MRI unit was established in a permanent in-house location, and a new interventional radiology suite was added.

A Georgia native, Robertson earned his bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy from the Medical College of Georgia and a master’s of business administration from Shorter College in Rome. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives. Mike and his wife, Georgette, live in Ball Ground with their two children, Taylor and Will.

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