Atlanta, Ga. (July 23, 2013) – Edward Lovern has been appointed chief operating officer at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital effective Monday, July 29.
Lovern, who joined Piedmont in 2002, has served in a variety of leadership roles including president and CEO of Piedmont Mountainside Hospital from 2004 to 2008. Most recently, Lovern served as the executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Piedmont Healthcare.
“We’re pleased to have Ed join our team as chief operating officer,” said Les Donahue, president and CEO of Piedmont Atlanta. “He has a proven track record in hospital administration and is known for executing his vision for an organization successfully. I know his skill set will serve our hospital well.”
While Lovern served at Piedmont Mountainside, the hospital doubled in volumes, completed a major expansion and won numerous awards such as Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals’ Small Hospital of the Year in 2006. In the same year, Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals named Lovern CEO of the Year.
Lovern says he looks forward to achieving similar success at Piedmont Atlanta.
“Piedmont Atlanta is the largest of our hospitals and, in many ways, set the groundwork for the reputation Piedmont has today when it opened over 100 years ago,” said Lovern. “I am proud to accept this new role within the organization. My goal is to help take Piedmont Atlanta to the next level.”
A native of Lynchburg, VA., Lovern holds a bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA, and a master’s degree in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
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