Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center Seeing Change in Administrative Structure

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia

Ty Cobb Healthcare Systems is losing its Chief Executive Officer and he will not be replaced.

In a called meeting of the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center Board Wednesday, the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer David Seagraves submitted his resignation.

Seagraves has served as the Ty Cobb Healthcare System Executive Vice President of Acute Care Services and Hospital CEO for the past three years.

Officials with the hospital say he was also instrumental in combining Cobb Memorial and Hart County Hospitals into Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center.

In light of his resignation, the Boards of the Healthcare System and the Hospital are working together to streamline the administrative structure of both the System and the Hospital, according to Ty Cobb Healthcare Spokesperson Paige Burton.

In a press release issued Thursday, Burton said the restructuring will focus resources toward patient care and away from administrative overhead.

Burton says that under the revised administrative personnel structure, Ty Cobb Healthcare System CEO, Greg Hearn, will also serve as the CEO of Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center.

In accepting Seagraves’ resignation, Hospital Board Chair Diane Toney expressed appreciation for the professional manner in which he has served.

She further conveyed confidence in the ability of the Hospital to move forward under the new structure.