In 2011, Margaret (Maggie) Gill, MBA, became Memorial Health’s president and chief executive officer (CEO) after having become vice president of finance/managed care in 2004 and chief operating officer in 2005. Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) is a regional hospital and referral center in Savannah, Georgia, for cancer care, rehabilitation, and trauma.
Gill provides the leadership for senior vice presidents, vice presidents, and physician leaders. In addition, she is responsible for the Memorial Health University Physicians (MHUP), neuroscience and orthopedic programs, the Heart and Vascular Institute, perioperative services, physician and government relations, corporate communications, financial assistance, internal audit, facilities management, trauma services, and more.
Gill’s bachelor’s degree with honors was earned at Florida State University, and her MBA with honors was earned at Florida’s Saint Leo University. She has also completed courses at Wharton School in management and strategic thinking.
In April 2016, Gill, representing the Memorial University Medical Center, joined officials of Mercer University School of Medicine to dedicate the medical school’s $18 million expansion and renovation of the medical education and research facility located next to the Memorial campus. The $18 project had begun in October 2014.
That expansion added 30,000 square feet for research and education and an additional 26,500 square feet for offices, classrooms, library space, and labs were renovated as part of the project. It made possible a 50 percent increase in enrollment at the four-year medical college.
It also expands the capacity of the researchers and cancer scientists. The work conducted there is n partnership with the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial with the goal to move research findings from the laboratory to a patient’s bedside within a period of five years. Memorial is one of the Southeast’s leading centers for cancer treatment.
In addition, Gill provides many of the medical school students with their first clinical experience and offers six residency programs in its post-graduate medical education program.