Georgia Correctional HealthCare announces new executive director

Chad Knight

Chad Knight, a health care professional with more than 17 years of leadership experience, has been named the executive director for Georgia Correctional HealthCare.

Georgia Correctional HealthCare houses two divisions: Georgia Correctional Healthcare-Adult Health (GCHC-AH) and Georgia Correctional Healthcare-Juvenile Health (GCHC-JH). Knight will serve as the executive director over the Adult Health Division.

Since 2015, Knight has served as the Augusta University Medical Center administrator for digestive health. Before joining AUMC, Knight served as administrator of Oncology Services at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. Prior to that, he was director of oncology at Tanner Health System in Carrollton, Georgia. During this time, he participated in the Association of Community Cancer Centers where he served as chair of the Program Guidelines Committee and committee ambassador for the Southern Region.

Knight earned a Bachelor of Science from Berry College in Rome, a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and a Master of Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida.

He is an active member and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and currently a member of the board of directors for the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives. He has expertise in continuous process improvement as a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare. Knight is also a professional speaker with expertise in patient financial assistance, payer contracts and care plans.

For more details, please contact Danny Finn at 706-721-1260 or send him an email.

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