Lily Henson, M.D., is returning to Piedmont Henry Hospital to serve as the hospital’s CEO, where she will oversee the hospital’s 1,750 employees and 700 physicians. She begins her new role on Feb. 3, 2020.

Henson joined Piedmont Healthcare in 2015 as the chief of Neurology and joined Piedmont Henry in 2016 as the hospital’s chief medical officer. Her focus as CMO was to reinforce the hospital’s culture of safety and to create an infrastructure that provided the best care for patients.

With 236 beds, Piedmont Henry is the fifth-largest of the system’s 11 hospitals. However, with more than 90,000 emergency visits annually, it has the busiest emergency department in the system after Piedmont Columbus-Midtown, which is a Level II Trauma Center.

Henson is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, was formerly on the board of directors for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is the former chair for the American Academy of Neurology’s BrainPAC, a political action committee that advocates for neurologists and their patients.