New CEO named at Sylvan Grove, Spalding Regional

Chuck Orlando

Sylvan Grove Hospital and its sister hospital in Griffin have an interim CEO.

The hospitals announced Jan. 11 that Chuck Orlando would be the CEO until the completion of the hospitals’ sale to WellStar Health System. Former CEO John Quinn stepped down after announcing his intention to spend more time with his family, the hospitals said in a statement.

“It has been a true joy to work with this staff over the past 12 years, and I am especially thankful for their compassionate service to our community,” Quinn said in the statement. “It has been an honor to support the employees in our shared mission of providing safe, high-quality care. I am confident in the future of Spalding and Sylvan Grove and believe WellStar’s leadership will guide them to even greater heights.”

At Spalding Regional, O’Quinn helped open a new women’s center and intensive care unit, expand and renovate the emergency room, launch a breast care program and develop a new medical office building. Radiology and imaging services were also enhanced and upgraded to digital technology at Sylvan Grove, and both hospitals became early adopters of electronic medical records.

Orlando most recently served as chief operating officer for Tenet Healthcare’s Northeast Region and worked previously as senior vice president of finance and CFO of Lifebridge Health in Baltimore.

Tenet said in a statement Dec. 1 it had reached at agreement to sell all of its Georgia hospitals and other operations to WellStar, which is based in Marietta. The deal includes Sylvan Grove, Spalding Regional, Atlanta Medical Center and its south campus, North Fulton Hospital and 26 physician clinics.