Memorial Hospital and Manor adds to its executive leadership team with the hiring of a Chief Financial Officer

Published 10:59 am Thursday, April 15, 2021

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David Paugh joins Memorial Hospital and Manor with over 30 years’ experience in healthcare administration, finance and accounting. He brings a rich background, having held positions in community hospitals in multiple states such as Ohio, Illinois, Wyoming and North Carolina, while representing a mixture of organizational structures, including independent, governmental, and large system. Mr. Paugh most recently served as a Chief Financial Officer within the University of North Carolina Health System.

Mr. Paugh was drawn to Memorial Hospital and Manor because of its history of providing quality care to the communities it serves in southwest Georgia and its recognition as a top rural community hospital in the state. He believes the ongoing task for Memorial’s leadership is achieving and maintaining financial stability in light of the ongoing challenges of all small rural hospitals: to provide quality healthcare services that meet the needs of the community, to attract skilled physicians, nurses, and other professionals and improve technology. And all while reimbursement rates continue to tighten. “I look forward to working with this great team of leaders, clinicians, staff and physicians to achieving the vision and goals ahead of us,” said Mr. Paugh.

“Memorial Hospital and Manor is thrilled to have Dave join our team,” said CEO Jim Lambert. “His skills and experience will be an asset to our organization as we move forward with plans for continued improvement and stability.”

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Born and raised in Ohio, David is a loyal fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and cycling. Joining David in Bainbridge is his wife Jennifer, who loves baking and the outdoors, as well as working on her pottery creations. They are the proud parents of three children and seven grandchildren, with another grandchild due in June.

Together, David and Jennifer hope to settle in a local church home and get involved in the community, motivated by I Corinthians 10:31, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”