November 30, 2023
Memorial Health CEO Bradley (Brad) S. Talbert, FACHE, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA). Talbert will serve as an at-large trustee, where his duties will include working with the Board to develop strategies for GHA hospital members, advocating for the highest quality care for patients, and supporting adequate reimbursement for hospitals.
“Brad Talbert is a knowledgeable leader whose proficiency in health care management has resulted in improved care for many communities,” said GHA President and CEO Caylee Noggle. “The GHA Board will greatly benefit from his experience, and we look forward to his service.”
Talbert has served as CEO of Memorial Health, a 711-bed teaching hospital and healthcare system, since March 2023. Under his leadership, Memorial Health has earned verification as a Level 1 trauma center by the American College of Surgeons as well as two consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Grades from The Leapfrog Group. Talbert previously served as CEO of the 454-bed HCA Florida Memorial Hospital (HFMH) in Jacksonville, FL. During his tenure, the hospital achieved its highest physician engagement in more than a decade, earned five consecutive Leapfrog A quality ratings, was named a Healthgrades Top 250 Hospital and earned Level II Trauma accreditation. Talbert was responsible for more than $100M in capital expansions and investments at HFMH. Prior to joining HCA Healthcare, Talbert was CEO at two Tenet Health hospitals in SC.
Originally from the Carolinas, Talbert earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, and his master’s degree in Health Administration at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.