Sheppard Pratt Health System announced the appointment of Gregory Gattman, FACHE, as vice president and chief operating officer for its hospitals following a national search.
Gattman will be responsible for program operations, the delivery of clinical and administrative services, and the quality of patient care at Sheppard Pratt’s hospital campuses.
“Greg has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare administration that he will leverage in his new role at Sheppard Pratt. His demonstrated operational successes and deep knowledge regarding integrated, patient-centered care will help propel our program growth as we look to meet the increasing mental health needs of our community,” says Harsh K. Trivedi, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt.
In his new role, Gattman will direct all hospital-based health care and related service operations and programs, research, and all clinical and administrative departments that are geared towards providing world-class mental health treatment.
“Sheppard Pratt Health System has a proud history and tradition of providing excellent care for others, which I am honored to now be a part of. I’m excited to partner with this dedicated and mission-driven team as we build upon the health system’s many successes while working towards a holistic approach to behavioral health care across the entire continuum of care,” says Gattman.
Before joining Sheppard Pratt, Gattman served as the president of Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia, S.C. He previously served as their system vice president for clinical services as well as held other executive roles in clinical operations. Prior to joining Palmetto Health, Gattman held senior administrative positions in acute care and psychiatric hospitals in Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri. He is board certified in healthcare management and currently an American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow. Gattman is also the board chair of Midlands Housing Authority’s operations committee. He has served as chairman of the Committee on Behavioral Health Services within General Healthcare Systems for the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare and of the South Carolina Hospital Association Behavioral Health Council. He earned his master’s degree in health service administration at The Ohio State University and his bachelor’s degree in psychology at DePauw University.
About Sheppard Pratt
Sheppard Pratt Health System is the largest private, nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, developmental disability, special education, and social services in the country. A nationwide resource, Sheppard Pratt provides services across a comprehensive continuum of care, spanning both hospital- and community-based resources. Since its founding in 1853, Sheppard Pratt has been innovating the field through research, best practice implementation, and a focus on improving the quality of mental health care on a global level. Sheppard Pratt has been consistently ranked as a top national psychiatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report for nearly 30 years.