Piedmont Healthcare Hospital CEO Michael Burnett named to top position at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital CEO Burnett leaving for job in Athens

Piedmont Fayette Hospital CEO Michael Burnett is leaving the medical facility to take the top job at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.

Burnett, who has been at Fayette Piedmont for seven years, has overseen the expansion of several hospital services, including diagnostic and interventional cardiology, a cancer center, women’s services and a stroke center.

“I’m excited to announce that Michael Burnett will lead Piedmont Athens Regional as CEO,” Piedmont Healthcare CEO Kevin Brown said in a statement. “He is an exceptional leader who has guided Piedmont Fayette to achieve the highest clinical, operational and quality standards.”

Burnett replaces Charles Peck, who has accepted a position as a managing director with Navigant. Burnett will begin his new role May 1.

“I’m thankful and feel very blessed that I got to serve the communities of Fayette County for the past 18 years with Piedmont Fayette Hospital,” Burnett said. 

The hospital did not disclose details on who will succeed Burnett. 

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