Dr. Patrick Battey takes over CEO role at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital: 7 things to know

Patrick Battey, MD, has become the sole CEO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.

Here are seven things to know about Dr. Battey.

1. He began his role Jan. 1, following a year of leading as co-CEO.

2. He is the first physician to serve as CEO since Piedmont opened in 1905.

3. According to the hospital, Dr. Battey plans to approach his new role "with an eye toward excellence in care and collaborate with all disciplines to ensure quality remains the top priority."

4. While serving as sole CEO of Piedmont, Dr. Battey, a vascular surgeon with Piedmont Heart Institute, plans to continue his clinical practice in both the office and operating room on a scaled back schedule.

5. Prior to his role as co-CEO of Piedmont, Dr. Battey led Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare as interim CEO when former CEO R. Timothy Stack passed away suddenly in 2012.

6. He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta before completing his residency in general surgery and a fellowship in vascular surgery at Emory University affiliated hospitals.

7. He is a fellow with the American College of Surgeons, Society for Vascular Surgery and Atlanta Vascular Society.


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