Ralph A. Castillo, Chief Executive Officer
A 30-year veteran of the healthcare industry, Ralph joined Morgan Medical Center as CEO in 2012. In this role, he champions the hospital's vision of becoming a patient-focused center of excellence with a focus on the care and safety of the patient, the financial viability of the hospital and engagement with the local community. Prior to leading Morgan Medical Center, Ralph served as CEO and chief financial officer at Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta, North Carolina. He holds a BS and MBA from Brenau University and is a licensed CPA. Ralph lives in rural Morgan County with his wife Pamela; they have five children.
Kyle Wilkinson, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Kyle brings more than a decade of healthcare experience to his role as CFO. Previously a healthcare accountant, Kyle joined Morgan Medical Center in 2013. In this time, he has led the financing for the new $35 million hospital, strengthened the accounting and revenue cycle processes and improved MMC's financial performance each year. Kyle earned bachelor's degrees from the University of Georgia and Georgia Southwestern State University and an MBA from Georgia Southern University. He is a member of the Georgia chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Rotary Club of Morgan County.
Adam Bedgood, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer
Adam joined Morgan Medical Center from Putnam General Hospital, where he served as the emergency department nurse manager and established the first accredited Chest Pain Center in a Georgia critical access hospital. Previously, Adam worked as flight nurse, overseeing a life flight helicopter base in Metro Atlanta. Adam earned two bachelor's degrees from Georgia College and State University and a master's in nursing from Western Governor's University. He lives in Morgan County with his wife and two children where he is active in his church and serves as a volunteer firefighter.
Patrick Cook, Chief Operating Officer
Prior to serving as the hospital's new Chief Operating Officer, Patrick previously served MMC as Chief Information Officer, Vice-President of Support Services and Assistant Administrator. Patrick has 30 years of healthcare experience leading a wide variety of operational disciplines. He has served in a leadership role in several hospital building projects including a new hospital project and many advanced technology improvements related to clinical and business operations. He was awarded CIO of the Year by Hometown Health in 2012 and is a graduate of Armstrong State College, a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator and Engineer. A native of Savannah, GA, Patrick is married with three daughters.
Megan H. Morris, Director, Community Relations
Since 2005, Megan has led the hospital's marketing and fundraising efforts, including a successful capital campaign to secure financing for a new hospital. In addition, she serves as a liaison to the community and oversees the hospital's volunteer and patient satisfaction programs. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Megan is active in a number of community and professional organizations. She currently serves as president of the Georgia Association of Development Professionals and is a member of the Georgia Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations, both part of the Georgia Hospital Association. Megan lives in Madison with her husband and two sons.
Sarah S. Phillips, Director, Human Resources
Sarah has served as human resources director since 2008. In this role, she manages recruitment, benefits and employee relations. A true people person, she enjoys leading MMC's team-building efforts, working with others to brainstorm new solutions and living out the hospital's patient-centered purpose on a daily basis. Sarah holds a bachelor's degree from the University of West Georgia and lives in Madison with her husband and son.