Memorial Health Names New Foundation Vice President

(August 12, 2009) - Memorial Health today announced the appointment of Phoenicia Miracle as its new vice president for the Memorial Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of the organization. She will officially start work on September 14.

"We are delighted to have a successful fundraiser like Phoenicia Miracle leading our Foundation. With her proven experience in philanthropy and her knowledge of the Savannah market, we believe she will be able to make an immediate impact for us," said Phillip S. Schaengold, J.D., MBA, president and CEO of Memorial Health.

Miracle most recently served as the director of development for Savannah Music Festival, one of the largest and most diverse performing arts festivals in the southeastern United States. During her six years with the festival, she worked with a community-based team to eliminate debt and raise more than $8 million. Prior to that, she worked as director of marketing and development for Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, a local chapter of the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.

"We conducted a nationwide search for a new vice president, and the ideal candidate was only a few miles away. Phoenicia is well-known in Savannah's fundraising community, and she will provide outstanding leadership for our development efforts. I'm very excited to have her join our team," said J.T. Turner, Jr., chairman of the Board of Trustees of Memorial Health Foundation.

Miracle earned her Master of Education in English from Georgia Southern University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Western Kentucky University.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center.