Chief Medical Officer, Piedmont Rockdale

Piedmont Healthcare

  • Location: Conyers, GA

Grant Cooper, a healthcare executive search firm, is seeking a Chief Medical Officer for Piedmont Rockdale in Conyers, Georgia.Piedmont Healthcare is a private, not-for-profit organization serving nearly 2 million patients across Georgia. For more than a century, Piedmont Healthcare has been a recognized leader in delivering expert care. Last year, Piedmont served nearly two million patients – performing over 44,000 surgeries, delivering 8,000 babies, providing 471,695 outpatient encounters, completing 235 organ transplants and handling nearly 250,000 emergency room visits. Piedmont is known as a leading health system in cancer care, treatment of heart disease, and organ transplantation with 7 hospitals, 19 urgent care centers, 94 physician practice locations and 1,615 Piedmont Clinic members. Piedmont Rockdale is a 138-bed hospital in Conyers, Georgia serving Rockdale County and the surrounding area. Founded in 1954, Piedmont Rockdale became part of Piedmont Healthcare on October 1, 2017, expanding quality healthcare services to the community. Piedmont Rockdale includes more than 1200 employees including physicians and healthcare professionals and offers 24-hour emergency services plus major medical, surgical and diagnostic care.

Position Overview

The Chief Medical Officer of Piedmont Rockdale is responsible for the coordination, direction and planning of all medical affairs within the hospital and ensuring the continuing operations and clinical functions in accordance with policies and standards set by the Board and best practices for clinical operations. The CMO serves as the senior physician leader responsible for overseeing clinical quality and outcomes and spearheading the establishment of evidence-based care standardized protocols in partnership with medical staff while providing strategic direction and facilitating strong communication between the medical staff and administration to ensure positive relations. The CMO is the key liaison for physician relationships, engagement, and accountability to achieve the mission and strategic goals of the organization. The CMO leads performance improvement, patient safety, and quality-related activities of the medical center, and collaborates closely with appropriate associates to manage risk. Additionally, the CMO will align medical staff goals with the site, market and organizational objectives and strategies.


  • A medical degree from an accredited program.
  • Advanced degree in a field directly related to healthcare business management highly desirable (MBA, MHA, or related).
  • Eight or more years of management experience in directing medical operations, performance improvement and quality programs, an attained board certification in a clinical field.
  • Candidate must be eligible toobtain licensure or be a licensed physician in the state of Georgia.