Chief Medical Officer, Piedmont Columbus Regional

  • Piedmont Healthcare
  • , GA

This position has been filled.

Grant Cooper, a healthcare executive search firm, is seeking a Chief Medical Officer for Piedmont Columbus Regional, Columbus, GA.For more than a century, Piedmont Healthcare has been a recognized leader in delivering expert care. Last year, Piedmont served nearly 2 million patients – performing over 44,000 surgeries, delivering 8,000 babies, providing 471,695 outpatient encounters, completing 235 organ transplants and handling nearly 250,000 emergency room visits. Piedmont Healthcare is a private, not-for-profit organization serving patients across Georgia. Piedmont is transforming healthcare by creating a destination for the best clinicians and a one-of-a-kind experience that always puts patients first. Today, more than 110 years since it was founded, Piedmont is known as a leading health system in cancer care, treatment of heart disease, and organ transplantation with 11 hospitals, 21 urgent care centers, 28 Piedmont QuickCare locations, 527 Piedmont Clinic physician practice locations and more than 1,800 Piedmont Clinic members.

Piedmont’s 18,300 employees dedicate themselves to making a positive difference in every life they touch, and the system’s commitment doesn’t stop there. In FY 2017, Piedmont provided more than $215 million in uncompensated care benefit programming in an effort to better the health and well-being of the people in the communities it serves.

Position Overview

The Chief Medical Officer of Piedmont Columbus Regional is responsible for the coordination, direction and planning of all medical staff affairs within Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown (PCRM) and Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside (PCRN) hospitals and ensuring the continuing operations and clinical functions in accordance with policies and standards established by the Boards of Piedmont Columbus Regional (PCR) and Piedmont Healthcare.

The CMO serves as the senior physician leader responsible for overseeing clinical quality and outcomes and spearheading the establishment of evidence-based care standardized protocols in partnership with medical staff while providing oversight for medical staff governance, input on strategic direction and facilitation of strong communications between the medical staff and administration to ensure positive relations. The CMO is a key liaison for physician relationships, engagement, and accountability to achieve the mission and strategic goals of the organization. The CMO leads performance improvement, patient safety, and quality-related activities of the medical center, and collaborates closely with appropriate associates to manage risk. Additionally, the CMO will align medical staff goals with the site, market and organizational objectives and strategies.



  • A medical degree from an accredited program.
  • Advanced degree in a field directly related to healthcare business management highly desirable (MBA, MHA, or related)


  • Eight or more years of management experience in directing medical operations, performance improvement and quality programs, and  board certification in a clinical field.


  • Candidate must be eligible to obtain licensure or be a licensed physician in the state of Georgia.
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