Marilyn Margolis, MN, RN, NEA-BC


Emory Johns Creek Hospital


Marilyn began her career at Emory Healthcare more than 35 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. 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.

Marilyn moved to Emory Johns Creek Hospital in early 2011 and was named CNO in August 2011. In April 2013, Marilyn was promoted to Vice President of Operations in addition to her CNO role. On September 1, 2014, she was named interim Chief Executive Officer before being named permanent CEO in January 2015.

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. In October 2017, Marilyn received the Distinguished Nursing Achievement Award, which is awarded to an Emory School of Nursing alumnus whose career has demonstrated continuous and exemplary contributions to the profession of nursing and/or healthcare.

Marilyn received a Master’s 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. In 2017, she was appointed as Chair of the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce, and is an active Board Member of the Johns Creek Advantage. Additionally, Marilyn recently served as President of the Rotary Club of Johns Creek and is an active member of the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra Board.