Habersham Medical Center in Demorest will have a new chief executive officer effective July 6.
Stephen Tyler Williams has been selected to replace Lynn Boggs, who as been serving as interim executive CEO since October 2017.
Williams holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration and has worked in various roles within Habersham Medical Center administration since 2014. Most recently, Williams has served as vice president for business development and strategy for the 53-bed facility for the past two years.
He has significant experience in Georgia’s rural health network including major grant initiatives and was involved in the negation, development and execution of the current contracts with Northeast Georgia Healthcare System, according to a statement from the Hospital Authority of Habersham County. Additionally, he has extensive experience in physician practice management as well as hospital operations and finance.
Williams obtained a bachelor’s degree in business from Georgia Southwestern State University, and his MHA from Georgia Southern University. He is a member of the College of Healthcare Executives and is a graduate of Leadership Georgia Hospital Association.
Williams will be relocating from Hiawassee to Habersham County.
Boggs and Williams will be transitioning responsibilities from now through July 6.
“The Hospital Authority wishes to recognize Ms. Boggs for her leadership through challenging times and wishes her well in her retirement,” the statement reads. “We are thankful for Mr. Williams’ many contributions and reliable, steadfast work integrity for the past five years, and look forward to working with him in his management of Habersham Medical Center in the years to come.”