During the pandemic, the collective leadership of Georgia's hospital administrators and CEOs made such a difference in battling covid. Their long days and sleepless nights helped keep communities safe. They guided your staff, provided encouragement, and lent a helping hand, sometimes even working right alongside frontline staff. Their work during the pandemic and every day is something to be emulated and admired.
Past Award Winners
2020 - Billy Hayes, Northside Hospital Cherokee
2019 - Joel Wernick, Phoebe Putney Health System
2018 - Philip R. Wolfe, Gwinnett Medical Center
2017 - Candice Saunders, Wellstar Health System
2016 - Cindy Turner, Bacon County Hospital
2015 - Jerry Fulks, Wellstar West Georgia Health
2014 - Loy Howard, Tanner Health System
2013 - Miles Mason, III, M.D., Gwinnett Medical Center
2012 - Chuck Adams, Ty Cobb Healthcare System
2011 - William T. Moore, Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center
2010 - Robert Maynard, Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Inc.
2009 - John S. Bowling, Hamilton Health Care System
2007 - David Seagraves, Phoebe Sumter Regional Hospital
2006 - Benjamin H. Underwood, FACHE, Talbott Recovery Campus
2004 - John A. Drew, FACHE, Athens Regional Medical Center
2003 - John D. Henry, Sr., FACHE, Emory Healthcare
2002 - Richard Hubbard, Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Inc.
2001 - Edward J. Fechtel, Jr., St. Mary's Health Care System
2001 - John A. Ferguson, Jr., FACHE, Northeast Georgia Health System
2000 - James Peak, Memorial Hospital and Manor
1999 - Larry Sanders, FACHE, Columbus Regional Health
1998 - Ken B. Beverly, Archbold Medical Center