Ralph A. Castillo, Chief Executive Officer
A 30-year veteran of the health care 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 patient care and safety, the financial viability of the hospital and community engagement. 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 health care experience to his role as CFO. Previously a health care 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 chief operating officer, Patrick previously served MMC as chief information officer, vice-president of support services and assistant administrator. Patrick has 30 years of health care 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;is a graduate of Armstrong State College and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator and Engineer. A native of Savannah, GA, Patrick is married with three daughters.
Jameeka Brown, Director of Revenue
Jameeka has more than 15 years of revenue cycle experience. As the director of revenue, she oversees and strategizes the hospital’s budgets and growth. She has extensive knowledge of Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, durable medical equipment billing policies and direct data entry. Jameeka earned her associate degree in health records and medical records technology from Athens Technical College and is currently attending Southern New Hampshire University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She is a member of the Georgia chapters of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and American Health Information Management Association. Jameeka is a married mother of four and in her spare time, enjoys fishing, Sunday dinners with her family and mentoring youth within her church community.
Susan Jackson, BSN, RN, Director of Quality and Safety
Susan Jackson has more than 30 years of health care experience, spending 26 of those as a registered nurse in various clinical and administrative roles. During her more than a decade with Morgan Medical Center, Susan has served as MDS coordinator, skilled nursing unit director of nursing, medical surgical unit inpatient nurse manager and staff development coordinator. Alongside her quality and safety responsibilities, she oversees infection prevention and staff development. A Manchester, Kentucky, native, Susan earned her associate degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University and bachelor’s degree from Chamberlain University College of Nursing. Susan lives in Buckhead with her husband and their dogs Katie, Clarabel and Bandit. She has three children and five grandchildren and enjoys crafting and watercolor painting in her free time.
Stephanie Lunt, Director of Operations, Morgan Physician Services
Stephanie has nearly a decade of health care industry experience, with a strong background in improving methods to ensure patient satisfaction. As Morgan Physician Services Director of Operations, Stephanie focuses on streamlining and implementing new initiatives that create efficiency and support MPS’ goal of providing high-quality patient care. Prior to joining MPS, she served as the practice manager of Piedmont Healthcare for more than eight years. Stephanie holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Troy University. She lives in Eatonton with her husband; they have one daughter.
Megan H. Morris, Director of Development and 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 including the Rotary Club of Morgan County and the School Governance Team for Morgan County Middle School. She is a past president of the Georgia Association of Development Professionals and 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 of 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.
Karen Young, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing and Risk Management
Karen has been a nurse for more than 20 years with a background focused on critical care and emergency services. She has held leadership roles in critical care, emergency, ambulatory care, cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, telemetry and medical surgical units, and is also a legal nurse consultant for emergency room cases. Prior to her role as director of nursing, Karen served as MMC’s manager of nursing, medical surgical and rehabilitation. Karen has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Columbus State University. Born and raised in Madison, Karen likes to garden, travel and be active in her church with her husband Chase.