WellStar Cobb Hospital’s chief operations officer has been promoted to president of the hospital, the health system announced Friday.
Callie Andrews has served as COO for the past two years at Cobb Hospital, located in Austell. She was also named a senior vice president for WellStar.
“It’s an honor to be named president of WellStar Cobb, especially during such a monumental time as the hospital celebrates its 50th anniversary,” Andrews said in a statement. “WellStar Cobb is a beacon for the community and along with our experienced management team and world-class caregivers and physicians, I look forward to exceeding the expectations of our patients and community.”
She assumed her new role on Thursday, according to Keith Bowermaster, spokesman for WellStar.
Andrews replaces former hospital president Amy Carrier, who left in January to serve as COO of Bon Secours Virginia, a Richmond, Va.-based health system.
Andrews has more than 10 years’ experience in executive hospital administration, according to WellStar. She has overseen several expansion and renovation projects for WellStar, totaling more than $35 million, and led the development of a new cancer center and pediatric burn program at Cobb Hospital.
Before joining WellStar, Andrews worked as a COO and as an ethics and compliance officer at the Hospital Corporation of America’s Eastside Medical Center in Snellville and as associate COO at HCA’s Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome.
She has master’s degrees in business and healthcare administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, according to WellStar.
Additionally, Andrews serves on the boards of Safe Path Children’s Advocacy Center and South Cobb Business Association. She is also currently serving as president-elect of the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Callie is married and has a three-year-old daughter. She lives in DeKalb County.