Augusta, GA – Doctors Hospital of Augusta is pleased to announce the selection of Joanna Conley, FACHE as chief executive officer (CEO), effective August 15, 2022. Conley joins Doctors Hospital from HCA Healthcare’s TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Conley brings almost 20 years of healthcare experience and 13 years with HCA Healthcare where she has served in executive roles at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, TN; HCA Florida Poinciana Hospital in Kissimmee, FL; and HCA Florida Osceola Hospital in Kissimmee, FL. Her career has been highlighted by high employee and physician engagement and a commitment to improving quality of care for patients. This includes increasing the Leapfrog safety score at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center from a “B” to an “A,” where it has stayed for 10 consecutive reporting periods.

“I am honored to serve as the next CEO of Doctors Hospital of Augusta,” said Conley. “I look forward to working alongside the excellent physicians and colleagues at the hospital to provide high-quality care to the community. Doctors Hospital has a history of exceptional service and quality, and I look forward to building on the strengths of the hospital and continuing to grow to meet the health care needs of the CSRA.”

Conley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. She is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.