Stephen J. Daugherty has been named the Chief Executive Officer of Coliseum Medical Centers. He has been serving as the interim CEO since January and will begin permanent responsibilities on May 1. Daugherty most recently served as the CEO of Coliseum Northside Hospital, also in Macon, since 2014.

Originally from Oklahoma, Daugherty has more than 18 years of administrative experience with HCA. He served as an acquisition specialist for the West Florida Division and CEO at Northside Hospital, a 217-bed hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. He has also served as CEO at South Bay Hospital, Chief Operating Officer at St. Lucie Medical Center, and Vice President/Administrator at Gulf Coast Hospital.

Daugherty received his MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University and has a bachelor's in Biology from Augustana College in Sioux Falls. He also has a diploma in Medical Technology recognized by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

He and his wife Lynda have enjoyed being a part of the Macon community for the past three years. He serves on several boards in Macon, including United Way of Central Georgia, the Otis Redding Foundation and the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce.