ARHS/ARMC President and CEO

Dr. Charles Peck | Athens Regional Health System CEO and PresidentDr. Charles "Chuck" Peck is the CEO and President of Piedmont Athens Regional.

Dr. Peck had been serving as Interim CEO since September 2014. Vice Chairman of the Board, Jim Hopkins, says, "The CEO Steering Committee led a rigorous process resulting in a clear recommendation to hire Dr. Peck on a permanent basis, concluding with the Board of Trustees unanimous approval of Dr. Peck’s appointment."

"The medical staff leadership has had the opportunity to work closely with Dr. Peck for the last six months and is pleased to see him appointed as the permanent CEO. We are very fortunate to have a physician executive with his knowledge, experience and skills," says Dr. Carolanne Eisenhart, Emergency Department Medical Director and President of the Medical Staff at Piedmont Athens Regional.

"We are delighted to have Dr. Peck join us permanently as he has done an excellent job over the last six months as our Interim CEO. His career as a well-respected physician with extensive healthcare leadership experience in a variety of national venues is an excellent fit for our healthcare system and the people we serve," adds Hopkins.

Dr. Peck's Experience

Dr. Peck’s career has been highlighted by leadership spanning more than 30 years as a clinician, CEO, entrepreneur, medical school faculty member, medical director and partner in a worldwide healthcare consulting company.

Prior to serving Athens Regional as Interim CEO, Dr. Peck was a managing director with an international firm, Navigant Consulting, focusing primarily on clinical and operational effectiveness, continuum of care management and performance improvement.

Before Navigant, Dr. Peck served as president and CEO of Health Inventures, LLC, a surgical and physician services company providing ambulatory surgery center, surgical hospital, and physician practice management, perioperative performance improvement and anesthesia consulting.

Dr. Peck is a licensed internist and rheumatologist and certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as the American Board of Rheumatology. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Peck earned his Bachelor degree in Psychology from Emory University and his Medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Peck has a strong affection for Athens as his oldest daughter graduated from UGA in 2007.