President's Message - St. Mary's Hospital and Health Care System

Don McKenna, President and CEO of St. Mary's Health Care System

A message from our President and CEO

On behalf of St. Mary’s Board of Directors and our entire St. Mary’s family, it is my pleasure to welcome you to St. Mary’s website. I hope you enjoy your visit here and find our site helpful and easy to use.

At St. Mary’s, we are dedicated to our mission to be a compassionate and transforming healing presence in the communities we serve.

St. Mary’s is much more than a hospital. We are a health care ministry that includes three hospitals, numerous physician practices, our region’s first medical residency program, one of the state’s pioneering home health care/hospice services, a retirement community, extensive outpatient services, and much more.

We are proud to be part of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic healthcare organizations. Partnering with Trinity, we not only are able to bring the strength of a national healthcare ministry to our communities, we are on the leading edge of helping to develop best practices that will have an impact across America.

In the tradition of our sponsors, Catholic Health Ministries, we are committed to bringing high-quality, evidence-based health care services to you and your family. As a not-for-profit Catholic health care system, we invest our resources back into our community. We strive continually to enhance our facilities and services to better meet your needs and those of everyone we serve.

I am proud that St. Mary’s is recognized as a national leader in quality and patient satisfaction, but we know there is no such thing as “good enough”. Day and night, our dedicated physicians and staff work to further improve our quality of care. This effort grows from our faith, which inspires us to be committed to the sacredness of human life and the dignity of each person we serve. We pledge to strive for ever higher levels of compassion and excellence in all we do, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For nearly 110 years, it has been St. Mary’s honor and privilege to serve the families, businesses, and communities of Northeast Georgia. Thank you for choosing St. Mary’s as your preferred healthcare partner, for life. We are here to serve you. Your health is our mission.

In best health,

Don McKenna

Don McKenna, FACHE
President & CEO
St. Mary’s Health Care System