South Georgia Medical Center announces three internal promotions. Johnny Ball has been named the new assistant administrator of human resources; Bob Foster has been promoted to the executive level as the chief information officer and reports directly to the chief executive officer, and Stephen “Mo” Mosher has been named the new assistant administrator of engineering and facilities management. All three gentlemen are veteran hospital employees and bring years of expertise to these new roles.
Johnny Ball has worked for SGMC for the past 17 years serving as assistant administrator of integrated services. In his new role, he is responsible for all aspects of human resources including educational services, pastoral care, and patient relations and volunteer services. Ball received his BA degree in Banking and Finance from Morehouse College in 1992. He then attended graduate school at Georgia State University, graduating in 1995 with a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Health Administration.
He is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and member of the Georgia Association of Health Care Executives. He is a graduate of Leadership Georgia and the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lowndes Program where he served as a past board member. Ball is a past board member of the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society and a current member of the 100 Black Men of Valdosta, Inc., Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Valdosta (Chief Volunteer Officer) and Greater Lowndes County Planning Commission (Vice Chairman).
Bob Foster joined SGMC as assistant director of information services in August 2004. In 2005, he assumed the director’s position and was named chief information officer in 2006. Foster’s job is now realigned to the executive level and he serves as one of five chiefs of services at SGMC. He is responsible for information systems, informatics and telecommunications.
Prior to joining the hospital, Foster worked for the University of Alabama Health System for seventeen years in a variety of roles, including manager of systems and programming, manager of planning and project services and director of information services at the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital. Foster holds a BS degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Health Information and Management Society (HIMSS). Mo Mosher joined SGMC in 2008 as director of engineering, plant maintenance, and accreditation readiness.
Over the years his responsibilities have grown to include construction and facilities oversight, emergency preparedness, environmental services, food services, and laundry. Previously, Mosher served as a Navy Command Master Chief on the USS Truxtun, a nuclear cruiser, and as the senior enlisted leader for Joint-Services at Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland. Upon his retirement from service in 1998, Mosher went to work for Jones Memorial Hospital as director of Facility Services in his hometown of Wellsville, New York.
He has been a director of support services for three different hospitals each progressively larger in size and scope. Additionally, Mosher is a certified healthcare facilities manager (CHFM) and a Joint Commission life safety surveyor. Mosher has a BS from Regents University of New York State and a Masters in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.
Mosher is also a Member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), a board member of the Georgia Society for Healthcare Engineers (GSHE) and has served as a past president of Wellsville Rotary Club.