Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), located in Savannah, Georgia, opened its arms to Margaret Gill in 2004. Margaret, or Maggie as she is known, first walked into the MUMC doors as vice president of finance/managed care. Only a year later, she became chief operating officer. When the year 2011 rolled around, she was named president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health.
Maggie was well-prepared for her roles at Memorial Health. She earned her bachelor’s degree with honors at Florida State University. She went on to earn her MBA with honors at Florida’s Saint Leo University. She also managed to complete course work at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in strategic thinking and management.
In the years before joining MUMC, Maggie was the chief financial officer at Tenet South Florida Health system for five years. She has received the Tenet Outstanding CFO award no less than three times. During her time at Tenet, she also worked at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, Florida, the North Shore Medical Center in Miami, and the Coral Gables Hospital in Coral Gables, Florida.
Having walked into the MUMC doors with that much experience, understanding and insight, she was equipped for the leadership she provides for vice presidents and physician leaders that she over-sees. She is the one directly responsible for physician relations, government relations, orthopedic and neuroscience programs, trauma services, just to name a few of her responsibilities.
On November 1, 2015, the Georgia Medical Society presented its 16th Annual Health Care Heroes. Maggie’s team at Memorial Health was the recipient of seven awards. These awards identify those persons who have dedicated their entire careers to improving the health and well-being of their community. The awards presented that day were as follows:
- Health care innovation (Accelerated Track Program)
- Health care education (Teen Drivers Program)
- Community outreach (Jimmy Gordon and Dwaine & Cynthia Willett)
- Institution for Infectious Disease Response Team
- Allied health professionals
- Physician lifetime achievement (Dr. Carl Boyd and Dr. Linda Sacks)
However, Maggie doesn’t spend all her time at MUMC. She is a wife to Shawn, and mother to a son, Ryan, and daughter, Bailey. The family spends every available moment they can on adventures. As a unit, they love to travel, hike and fish. Maggie calls herself “Mom to Memorial and Mom to my family, which takes up most of my time”.