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Marilyn Bowcutt named University President February 25, 2013

Marilyn Bowcutt named University President

(AUGUSTA, GA. Feb. 21, 2013) Marilyn Bowcutt, an executive with nearly 40 years of health care experience, has been named President of University Hospital.

Mrs. Bowcutt previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of University Health Care System.

“Marilyn has shown tremendous leadership during her 27 years with University,” said James Davis, University Health Care System President and Chief Executive Officer. “She is respected by our physicians, staff and in the community and has led countless patient care initiatives with great success. She has the experience and knowledge to conquer upcoming challenges and guide our hospital through the changing world of healthcare.”

Prior to becoming COO, Mrs. Bowcutt had served as University’s Vice President for Patient Care Services since 1986. In that role, she provided leadership in the development and strategic direction of Women and Children’s Services; the development of the Heart & Vascular Institute, the only facility of its kind in the region; the design and implementation of Shared Governance for the nursing staff; and the establishment of an inter-agency Community Care Network for case management of the Augusta area’s geriatric population.

Under her charge, University earned and was re-designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the highest professional honor for nurses. University is the only hospital in our region to earn this distinction.

Mrs. Bowcutt has been an active member and held many positions with the American Organization of Nurse Executives for more than 20 years, serving as president in 2005. She also served as a Board Member for the American Hospital Association from 2006-2008. She has served on numerous advisory boards including McKesson’s Nursing Advisory, The Joint Commission Nursing Advisory and the American Hospital Association’s Expert Panel on Integration. She served two terms as president of the Georgia Organization of Nurse Executives from 1989-1991 and was recognized as the 2002 CSRA Nurse of the Year and the Manager/Administrator of the Year in 2000. Mrs. Bowcutt received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado in 1973 and her master’s degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Colorado Health Sciences in 1983. In 1987 she completed The Wharton Fellowship in Management from the University of Pennsylvania.

“I am delighted for the opportunity to focus my efforts on making this great hospital even better,” Mrs. Bowcutt said. “We have challenging times ahead, but we will stay focused on delivering the highest quality care in the region. University has all the critical pieces in place to navigate what the future has in store.”

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