Aimee Griffin, Tifani Kinard and Charmaine Thomas Now Hold Executive Positions

Note: The following item was submitted by Atrium Health Floyd, a sponsor of Polk Today content. – KtE

ROME, GA., May 11, 2022 – Three experienced leaders with long-term service to Atrium Health Floyd have been promoted to vice president.

Aimee Griffin, an Atrium Health Floyd teammate for 21 years, has been promoted to vice president of professional services for Atrium Health Floyd.
She will have administrative responsibility for system-wide imaging services, The Breast Center at Floyd, respiratory therapy, neuro diagnostics, pulmonary rehab, non-invasive vascular, sleep lab, cardiology services–including the cardiac catheterization labs, and cardiology diagnostics. Griffin previously served as director of imaging services and The Breast Center at Floyd.

Griffin earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Advent University, Orlando, Florida. She is currently a master’s degree candidate in the Berry College Campbell School of Business in Rome. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, a registered radiologic technologist and a certified breast imaging navigator.

She serves as a facilitator for Atrium Health Floyd’s More Heart Advisory Board, is vice chair of the Rome-Floyd Cancer Initiative, secretary of the Georgia Society of Radiologic Technologists, and a member of the boards of the Northwest Georgia Cancer Coalition and Cancer Navigators.

She and her husband, William, have a daughter, Sydney, and a son, Parker.

Tifani Kinard, an Atrium Health Floyd teammate for 28 years, has been promoted to vice president of rural health for Atrium Health Floyd.

She will have administrative responsibility for Floyd Cherokee Medical Center, Floyd Polk Medical Center and the soon-to-be-constructed free-standing emergency department in Chattooga County. She also will serve as the administrator for those facilities. Tifani was previously chief nursing officer for Floyd Cherokee Medical Center and Floyd Polk Medical Center, and she served as administrator of Floyd Polk Medical Center.

Kinard earned her Associate of Science in nursing from Georgia Highlands College, Rome, Bachelor of Science in nursing from West Georgia College, now the University of West Georgia, Carrollton, and master’s degrees in health care administration and business administration from Georgia State University, Atlanta.

She and her husband, Jamie, have a daughter, Elizabeth, and a son, Ethan.

Charmaine Thomas, a nurse practitioner with more than 30 years’ health care experience, has been promoted to vice president of behavioral health and risk management for Atrium Health Floyd.

She will have administrative responsibility for Floyd Behavioral Health Center and Floyd’s risk management functions. Thomas previously served as administrator of Floyd Behavioral Health Center and a nurse practitioner for Atrium Health Floyd. She has been an Atrium Health Floyd teammate for 16 years.
Thomas earned her Associate of Science in nursing from Our Lady of the Lake College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida and her Master of Science in nursing advance care management and leadership from Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw. She currently is pursuing a doctorate degree at Augusta State University.

She has served in leadership roles in several professional organizations, including the Georgia Organization for Nursing Leaders and the Northwest Georgia Organization for Nurse Leaders. She also is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nurses, the American Organization for Nurse Executives, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Managers and the Georgia Society for Healthcare Risk Managers.

The Cartersville resident has two sons, Stephen and Adam, and four grandchildren.

About Atrium Health Floyd

Since 1942, Floyd, now Atrium Health Floyd, has worked to provide affordable, accessible care in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Today, Atrium Health Floyd is a leading medical provider and economic force. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care.

At the hub of these services is Floyd Medical Center, a 304-bed full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center. Atrium Health Floyd employs more than 3,400 teammates who provide care in over 40 medical specialties at three hospitals: Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia; Floyd Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama; Floyd Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, Georgia, as well as Floyd Behavioral Health Center, a freestanding 53-bed behavioral health facility, also in Rome; and a primary care and urgent care network with locations throughout the service area of northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama.

About Atrium Health

Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at 40 hospitals and more than 1,400 care locations. It provides care under the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist name in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, region, as well as Atrium Health Navicent and Atrium Health Floyd in Georgia and Alabama.

Atrium Health is renowned for its top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. A recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, Wake Forest School of Medicine is the academic core of the enterprise, including Wake Forest Innovations, which is advancing new medical technologies and biomedical discoveries. Atrium Health is also a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine, providing care close to home and in the home.

Ranked nationally among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in eight pediatric specialties and for rehabilitation, Atrium Health has also received the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize and its 2021 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, as well as the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, providing more than $2 billion per year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits.

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