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McCoy named CEO of Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital
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August 18, 2014 05:48 PM | 2992 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Craig McCoy
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Craig McCoy has been named new chief executive officer of Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sandy Springs, effective Sept. 1, the hospital announced Monday in a news release. McCoy joined Emory Healthcare in May 2011 as CEO of Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

Since May, McCoy has served as interim CEO of Emory St. Joseph’s while also managing his responsibilities at Emory Johns Creek. He replaced Scott Schmidly, who resigned in May after spending two years at the helm.

“Craig’s knowledge and expertise in the Atlanta health care market is a tremendous asset to our independent community physicians, Emory-employed physicians and staff members,” said Emory Healthcare President and CEO John T. Fox. “Under Craig’s leadership, Emory St. Joseph’s will experience continued growth while also providing outstanding care to our patients and the community.”

Under McCoy’s leadership at Emory Johns Creek, the hospital has achieved many successes, including:

o The construction of a new Breast Imaging Center focused on women’s imaging and composed of mammography, tomosynthesis (3-D mammography), bone density scanning, stereotactic biopsy and ultrasound.

o The development of a new 19-chair infusion center in conjunction with the Winship Cancer Institute and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

o Achievement of multiple quality accolades, including: Healthgrades National Patient Safety Excellence Award (2013 and 2014); Georgia Hospital Association Chairman’s Honor Roll (2011, 2012 and 2013); accredited cancer program with commendation by the Commission on Cancer; accredited chest pain center with percutaneous coronary intervention through the Society of Chest Pain Centers; accredited vascular ultrasound by the American College of Radiology (ACR); Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by ACR; primary stroke center accreditation by The Joint Commission; Intersocietal Accreditation Commission accreditation (echocardiography).

o The construction of a new Breast Imaging Center focused on women’s imaging and composed of mammography, tomosynthesis (3-D mammography), bone density scanning, stereotactic biopsy and ultrasound.

o Strong improvements in operations and overall financial performance.

McCoy has an outstanding background working in community hospital settings. Prior to joining Emory Healthcare, he served as CEO of a hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., that was part of the Vanguard Health System. Additionally, McCoy worked with Vanguard in a variety of other capacities, as well as serving as vice president of professional services at Oconee Medical Center in South Carolina.

Originally from South Carolina, McCoy earned a bachelor’s degree from Furman University and a master’s of degree in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina/Clemson University.
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