CEO Spotlight - Mitch Mongell

Mitch Mongell, is the president and CEO of Colleton Medical Center (CMC), a 131-bed acute care hospital located in Walterboro, South Carolina.  Mongell’s hands-on approach to leadership is backed by 28 years of healthcare experience in a variety of hospital roles including that of registered nurse, director of various hospital departments, and for the past 15 years in senior administration roles including Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer.  Prior to joining CMC in 2007, Mongell served as CEO of Specialty Hospital Jacksonville, and COO at Memorial Hospital Jacksonville.  His hospital career also includes leadership roles at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce, Florida; Atlantic Community Health Care System, Nashville Tennessee; Cleveland Clinic Florida; and St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

He attended West Virginia University and received his Certification in Paramedical Medicine from Allegheny Community College in Pittsburgh, PA.  He earned a B.S. in Health Services Administration, Certification in Communication, and Masters Degree in Business Administration at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. 

Mongell’s vast experience in expanding services and improving access to high quality care has been a key factor in CMC’s growth over the last four years.  The community has benefitted from development of unique programs such as the Advanced Wound Care Center, an inpatient psychiatric stabilization unit, and better access to medical specialists through physician recruitment efforts.  Under his leadership the hospital has excelled in patient, physician and employee satisfaction and has exceeded national benchmarks in core measure outcomes.

Mongell serves as the chairman of the South Carolina Hospital Association’s Small and Rural Hospital Council; Vice Chairman of the Colleton County Economic Alliance; Secretary of the CMC Board of Trustees; and is a member of the Colleton County Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Rotary, City of Walterboro Economic Alliance, Walterboro Development Corporation and FACHE, American College of Healthcare Executives. 

05-16-2011 10:55 (EDT)