Piedmont Columbus Regional appoints CMO, COOs for 2 campuses

Piedmont Columbus (Ga.) Regional selected Bill Tustin to serve as COO of its Midtown campus and Laura Drew as COO of its Northside campus, both based in Columbus. It also named Chris Edwards, MD, CMO for both campuses.

Mr. Tustin has served as the interim COO of the Midtown campus since October 2018. He was previously vice president of oncology services at Piedmont Columbus' John B. Amos Cancer Center in Columbus. He holds a master of health administration degree from the University of Saint Francis in Joliet, Ill.

Ms. Drew formerly served as senior vice president of quality and regulatory compliance at Piedmont Columbus, a role she has held since 2012. She holds an MBA from Capella University in Minneapolis and is Six Sigma Black Belt certified.

Dr. Edwards most recently served as CMO of Maury Regional Health in Columbia, Tenn. He has experience practicing as an internal medicine physician, and he helped launch the hospitalist program at Piedmont Athens (Ga.) Regional in the early 2000s.

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