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Atlantic General Hospital Announces Leadership Change

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The following email was sent out to Atlantic General Hospital employees today in regards to a change in leadership.

Important Leadership change information

In your role as an ambassador of Atlantic General Hospital/ Health System, we are informing you of a change in leadership. Effective immediately, Michael Franklin will no longer be serving as the Hospital’s President and CEO.

The Executive Committee for the board has identified Dr. Sally Dowling, Vice President of Medical Affairs, and Kim Justice, Vice President, Planning/Operations to service as co-interim President and CEO.

The Board of Trustees for Atlantic General Hospital/Health System will be retaining a national search firm to identify candidates for a new President and Chief Executive Officer for the organization.

A search committee for our new President and CEO will be appointed by the Board of Trustees Chair upon authorization of the Board of Trustees and may include Board of Trustees members, medical staff members, administrative members, and/or Corporation members. The committee will be responsible for recommending a candidate that has the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties required to the full Board.

The Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership assure you that this decision was not indicative of any merger or acquisition plans. Atlantic General Hospital plans to remain an independent community hospital and has no intentions of affiliating with any other health system.

We intend to work with our search committee, our senior leadership team, and our search firm to identify the right candidate to lead our independent community hospital. We have the utmost confidence in our boards, our senior leadership team, our medical staff, and most importantly all of you, our associates, and caregivers to continue to provide the highest level of service and care for our community well into the future.

We remain committed to continue to keep you informed regarding the other pertinent information related to this.

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