Marilyn Margolis, MN, RN, NEA-BC


Emory Johns Creek Hospital


Marilyn Margolis, MN, RN, NEA-BC, began her career at Emory Healthcare more than 30 years ago at Emory University hospital as a staff nurse in CCU. After caring for patients at the bedside for 15 years, she went to the Emergency Department as the Unit Director and began a career in leadership roles at EHC that included Director of nursing for emergency services and neurosciences, and Nursing Director for Operations.

Marilyn has extensive experience leading quality initiative teams throughout the Emory Healthcare system in areas such as Emergency Services and ICU at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She has also worked with teams to develop operational changes with patient flow and transfer services. Marilyn has been a champion for patient and family centered care and has worked with patient family advisors to institute change with our patients and family input.

In March 2011, she was named interim Chief Nursing Officer of Emory Johns Creek Hospital before being named permanent CNO in August 2011. In April 2013, Marilyn was promoted to CNO and Vice President of Operations and most recently, was named interim Chief Executive Officer effective September 1, 2014. Notably, Marilyn is the recipient of the Nursing Management's Visionary leader award in 2007 and the Georgia Hospital Association's 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. Marilyn received a master in nursing administration from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff Emory University School of Nursing. She also has done post graduate work at Harvard Business School and the Woodruff Leadership Academy.