COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Regional Health announced today that M. Scott Hill, M.Ed., MHA, FACHE, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. The board of directors confirmed Hill's appointment at its recent monthly meeting. The appointment is effective immediately.
Hill was named Interim Chief Executive Officer in June, following the resignation of Charles A. (Chuck) Stark.
"I have great confidence in Scott Hill as President and CEO, and in our entire senior executive team to lead us going forward," said Board Chairman Warren B. Steele II, in making the announcement. "These are exciting, but challenging times in health care, and Scott and his team will lead us with intelligence and assertiveness," he added. "Our strategic plan is comprehensive, and with Scott's leadership and the support of his leadership team, employees and our local physicians, our community will benefit from continually improving health care delivery."
"I appreciate the confidence and support of Warren, the board, our physicians and all of the Columbus Regional Health employees," Hill said. "These are challenging times within our industry and we have been fortunate to assemble a committed team of health care providers and leaders that will ensure we achieve our vision of becoming nationally recognized for our clinical outcomes and world-famous service. I have great confidence in our organization and am excited about the future we will build together," he added. "I believe in our strategic plan and know we will succeed if we keep the end goals clearly in sight at all times: putting our patients first, creating a great place to work for our employees, partnering with our valued physician providers and committing to being good stewards of our resources," he said.
Before joining Columbus Regional Health in November 2012 as System Chief Operating Officer, Hill served as CEO of LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, in Blacksburg, Va. Previously he served with HCA in progressively responsible leadership roles for 12 years at several facilities, including Northern Virginia Community and Dominion Hospitals in Arlington and Falls Church, Va., and Henrico Doctors' Hospitals in Richmond, Va. He has also held positions with the HealthSouth Corporation in Richmond and was employed as an exercise physiologist at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus in the mid-1990s.
Hill received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and his Master of Education degree from Auburn University. He received a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Hill and his wife Cindy have three daughters ages 12, 9, and 6.