Chris Locke, a Griffin resident, has joined Atlanta Medical Center as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Locke previously served as COO for six years at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin. During that time, he oversaw construction of a major facility expansion that included a new Women’s Center and Intensive Care Unit. He also expanded the hospital’s cardiology service line, including the development and launch of percutaneous coronary intervention services, and implemented a significant cost-reduction initiative to improve operational efficiencies.
Previously, Locke was Chief Operating Officer of Wellington Regional Medical Center, in Wellington, FL, and Assistant Administrator of Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL.
Locke has a master’s degree in health administration from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kansas.
Locke lives in Griffin with his wife, Christina, and their two sons.
About Atlanta Medical Center
Atlanta Medical Center is a 762-bed acute care hospital, with campuses in downtown Atlanta and East Point. It is the second largest licensed-bed hospital in Georgia and a leading trauma center for the state. A teaching hospital, Atlanta Medical Center is widely recognized for its women’s services program, including water births, and for outstanding performance in the treatment of stroke patients. The hospital’s weight‐loss program is designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. To learn more about Atlanta Medical Center, a facility accredited by The Joint Commission, visit www.atlantamedcenter.com.