(August 12, 2009) - Memorial Health today announced the
appointment of Phoenicia Miracle as its new vice president for the
Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of the organization. She
will officially start work on September 14.
"We are delighted to have a successful fundraiser like Phoenicia
Miracle leading our Foundation. With her proven experience in
philanthropy and her knowledge of the Savannah market, we believe
she will be able to make an immediate impact for us," said Phillip
S. Schaengold, J.D., MBA, president and CEO of Memorial Health.
Miracle most recently served as the director of development for
Savannah Music Festival, one of the largest and most diverse
performing arts festivals in the southeastern United States. During
her six years with the festival, she worked with a community-based
team to eliminate debt and raise more than $8 million. Prior to
that, she worked as director of marketing and development for
Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, a local chapter of the nation's
leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
"We conducted a nationwide search for a new vice president, and
the ideal candidate was only a few miles away. Phoenicia is
well-known in Savannah's fundraising community, and she will
provide outstanding leadership for our development efforts. I'm
very excited to have her join our team," said J.T. Turner, Jr.,
chairman of the Board of Trustees of Memorial Health
Miracle earned her Master of Education in English from Georgia
Southern University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from
Western Kentucky University.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center.