Senior Leadership Bio

  • Mary Chatman, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer
    Mary Chatman, Ph.D., R.N.
    Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer

    Mary Chatman, Ph.D., R.N., joined Memorial University Medical Center in 2009 as senior vice president and chief nursing officer (CNO). In 2012, she assumed the additional role of chief operating officer. Chatman leads our nursing divisions, patient care services, perioperative services, The Rehabilitation Institute, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Heart & Vascular Institute, ancillary departments, outpatient clinical departments, human resources, and clinical support services.

    Chatman came to Savannah from Pitt County Memorial Hospital, an 861-bed hospital of University Health System in Greenville, North Carolina, where she also served as vice president and CNO. Chatman began her career as a nursing assistant and quickly moved into leadership roles. She became president of HealthAccess in Greeneville, a business that included healthcare contracts, wellness services, and home care. She later became vice president of specialty services at Pitt County Memorial Hospital and worked her way up to CNO. Chatman’s leadership experience in clinical management is extensive and varied, and includes transformational leadership, quality improvement, fiscal management, shared governance, patient and family centered care, and nursing recruitment and retention.

    Chatman holds a Doctorate in Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Carolina University.