Published March 3, 2016
LAVONIA—Jeff English, interim president of St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital, has been promoted to the office of president.
“Jeff led a successful integration of St. Mary’s Health Care System into the newly acquired hospital,” said Don McKenna, president and CEO of St. Mary’s in announcing the appointment. “Jeff and his team of committed and competent leaders are well positioned to further the mission of St. Mary’s in the community.”
St. Mary’s Health Care System includes Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia, St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, St. Mary’s Highland Hills Village in Bogart, St. Mary’s Home Health Care/Hospice Services, and numerous outpatient facilities and physician practices. St. Mary’s is part of Trinity Health, a nationwide network of more than 80 Catholic hospitals.
St. Mary’s acquired the hospital, formerly Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center, in June 2015. As part of St. Mary’s, Sacred Heart Hospital is a not-for-profit, Catholic health care facility whose mission is to be a compassionate and transforming healing presence within the communities of Franklin, Hart and Stephens counties. The hospital provides emergency care, acute inpatient care, surgical services, mother-baby care and numerous outpatient services.