Heath A. Evans, FACHE, has been named South Georgia Medical Center’s interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO). For the past year, Evans served as the Chief Operating Officer at SGMC. Prior to that, Evans was affiliated with Community Health Systems, a for-profit health system, as the Chief Operating Officer at East Georgia Regional Medical Center (Statesboro, GA) and Chief Executive Officer at Shands Live Oak (Live Oak, FL).
As CEO, Evans will be responsible for setting strategy and direction, modeling the organization’s culture and behavior, building the executive team, and managing and directing the hospital’s resources. Evans states, “This profession has allowed me to work with a very diverse group of people who are making an extremely important impact on individual lives and our community as a whole. We are an organization that people turn to for help at their worst times. I am honored to be entrusted with the level of responsibility that the CEO position carries.
My goal is to unify the workforce and improve the overall services of the medical center.” A graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Evans holds dual master’s degrees in Health Administration and Business Administration. His professional background combines expertise in service line development, business performance, facility operations, patient satisfaction, and physician relations, to name a few. Evans is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Evans began his healthcare career as a firefighter/paramedic and flight paramedic, where he received recognition and commendations for service. He has also served as an assistant chief executive officer, healthcare analyst, and administrator for a physical therapy practice. Heath, his wife, Angela, and their three children reside in North Valdosta. In their spare time, they enjoy participating in community events and school activities.