Martha McGill serves as Nemours’ chief of network operations for Florida and senior vice president. She is responsible for building and integrating Nemours network of practice sites and partnerships across Florida and is based in Jacksonville at Nemours headquarters. She was born in Tifton, Ga., and joined Nemours in 2015.
Martha is a member of Nemours Florida leadership team and the enterprise executive team, reporting to the chief executive of Florida operations. In addition to leadership of the strategic direction necessary to grow Nemours’ Florida network, Florida’s Network Operations Chief Medical Officer, Service Delivery and Innovation, Strategy and Business Development, Physician and Patient Network Operations, and Practice Administration report to her.
Martha brings more than 30 years of clinical operations and executive leadership experience in service line and program growth and development, margin improvement, physician enterprise management, merger and acquisition integration and government relations to her new role at Nemours.
Prior to joining Nemours, Martha served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH), a 289-bed acute care, regional referral hospital. Her tenure in Miami included leading the development of key service lines, the creation of a physician enterprise leadership and governance organization, modernization of the organization’s business infrastructure and support for MCH’s third Magnet accreditation. Martha was also responsible for Miami Children’s business development and relationship management with health systems in the greater South Florida region.
Prior to joining Miami Children’s, Martha served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Egleston, a 255-bed acute care hospital that under her leadership returned to exceeding budgeted margin consistently. While at CHOA at Egleston, she led the development of the service line structure and strategy for growing cardiology, hematology/oncology and solid organ transplant programs, which became among the largest programs of their kind in the nation. Martha also served in a key role with the successful merger and integration of Atlanta’s Scottish Rite Children’s Medical Center with Egleston Children’s Hospital, creating one of the nation’s largest pediatric health systems. With Martha’s leadership, Egleston exceeded revenue and growth projections.
Her tenure with CHOA also included serving as president of the 60-bed, aging, Hughes Spalding acute care facility in the inner city, and leading its turnaround and eventual integration with CHOA. Recognizing the importance of Hughes Spalding to the community it served, Martha developed a 10-year plan to ensure the hospital’s long-term viability and engaged leaders from Fulton County, Grady Memorial Hospital, the Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory University in ensuring financial and operational targets were met consistently. Eventually, she led the capital campaign to build a replacement hospital, ensuring that vital services remained available for children in the community.
Employing LEAN healthcare techniques, while at MCH, Martha led the organization’s continuous improvement work. MCH was also the only children’s hospital in Florida ranked in all 10 pediatric subspecialty categories by U.S. News & World Report.
Martha earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga. She earned her Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Married with two daughters, she and her family make their home in Jacksonville, Fla.