(June 5, 2009) - This week, Phillip S. Schaengold, J.D., MBA,
FACHE, began work as the new president and CEO of Memorial Health.
Schaengold is a veteran healthcare executive with more than 25
years of senior leadership experience, primarily at academic
medical centers and safety-net hospitals similar to Memorial
University Medical Center. "I've already met many of the Team
Members at Memorial Health. I can tell that these are hard-working
people who are committed to providing the very best and safest
medical care every day. I'm honored to be part of this organization
and this community," said Schaengold. Schaengold and his wife,
Melanie, moved to Savannah from Syracuse, N.Y., where he was CEO of
University Hospital, an academic medical center affiliated with the
State University of New York Upstate Medical University. Memorial
Health has been under the leadership of an interim CEO since spring
2008, when the Board of Directors voted to hire a new leader.
Schaengold was chosen following an extensive nationwide search. He
holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree, a Master of
Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati,
and a Juris Doctor from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at
Northern Kentucky University. Schaengold is also a Fellow in the
American College of Healthcare Executives. 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
program; business and
; and NurseOne
a 24-hour call center.