With their mission to provide safe, quality, accessible, and cost-effective care to meet the health needs of the people and communities it serves, Southeast Georgia Health System has served residents and visitors to the beautiful Golden Isles and surrounding areas of Southeast Georgia since 1888. Headquartered in the historic port city of Brunswick, GA, Southeast Georgia Health System (SGHS) serves the needs of residents from six counties in Southeast Georgia. 

The Southeast Georgia Health System is comprised of two acute-care hospitals, two long-term care facilities, three immediate-care centers, five family medicine centers, and 48 physician practices. The SGHS Network is comprised of more than 2,700 team members and serves a population of approximately 215,000 across Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, McIntosh and Wayne counties.

In addition to providing the full range of acute care services, SGHS also offers numerous programs and resources to help residents live a healthier lifestyle and to promote the many wellness resources in the communities they serve. Examples of some of these programs include Support Groups, Wellness on Wheels, Nurse Camp, Student Athletic Camp, and Health Promotion & Wellness. With a history of care dating over 100 years in Southeast Georgia, SGHS providers and team members are passionate about serving the community and helping to improve the health of residents.

Position description

Reporting to the Vice President of Support Services, the Director of Facilities Management is responsible for overall strategic direction, operation, and financial performance for the following departments: Maintenance and Plant Operations, Grounds and Landscaping, Environmental Services, Laundry and Linen Services, Bio-Medical Engineering, and Environment of Care.

The Director of Facilities Management will have oversight of the Brunswick and Camden Campuses: 

* The Brunswick Campus is anchored by a 300-bed hospital with more than 300 physicians on its medical staff representing nearly every major medical specialty. The Brunswick Campus is approximately 800,000 square feet.

* The Camden Campus completed an expansion and major renovation in 2009. This 40-bed acute care hospital is 136,000 square feet. The hospital is located in St. Mary’s, GA. 

The Director will be responsible for managing the strategic operations of facilities within the Health System to ensure that operations, maintenance, and vendor management standards are met in a cost-effective, safe, and efficient manner. The Director will design, establish, organize, and direct the goals, objectives, and standards of performance for department staff; develop, implement, and interpret operating policies and procedures; and maintain and interpret standards, regulations, and codes. 

Additionally, the Director will lead the Joint Commission/CMS Survey process at the facilities management level, with direct responsibility for Utilities Management, Fire and Life Safety, Hazardous Materials, and Medical Equipment Management. 

SGHS seeks an innovative and collaborative leader with a strong customer service approach. The Director will promote service excellence by developing and maintaining positive relationships with customers, team members, and clinical staff. The Director will ensure the highest quality of care by performing his / her responsibilities according to the highest professional standards. Technical healthcare facilities management knowledge is a must. The Director must be a visible leader who is comfortable managing and implementing change.

In addition to the two acute care hospitals, the Director will also have oversight of the 2 long-term care facilities, 3 immediate-care centers, 5 family medicine centers, and 48 physician practices. In total, there are 1.3 million square feet of facilities managed by the Director. There are 5 direct reports and 50 indirect reports.


The successful candidate will possess a four-year Bachelor’s Degree. In lieu of a degree, experience in a healthcare/hospital environment, combined with healthcare industry-specific certifications, may be considered. programmatic

Five years of experience is required with a demonstrated knowledge of facilities operations, principles, and procedures. Experience in a healthcare setting is required. Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) or Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) is preferred. Must be knowledgeable of The Joint Commission standards and other regulatory standards, including OSHA, NFPA, and EPA.

Additionally, the ideal applicant will bring a demonstrated history of effective management of diverse teams and the ability to think strategically. The candidate should possess strong ethics and integrity, coupled with the skills to motivate and solve complex problems. An innovative, collaborative, collegial, and mission-driven professional is required.

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