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Billy Hayes

Billy Hayes

Member Since 2017; CEO, Northside Hospital-Cherokee

Billy Hayes, native of Gadsden, Alabama, has over twenty years’ experience in the healthcare arena, and has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Northside Hospital-Cherokee since 2004. Billy received his Undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance from Jacksonville State University, an Executive MBA from Kennesaw State University and was honored as the 2006 Alumni of the Year by Kennesaw State University. In 1994, Billy accepted a position with Georgia Baptist Healthcare System and after only one year was promoted to Administrator of Baptist Hospital Worth County. After many fulfilling years with Georgia Baptist, Billy made the decision to join Northside Hospital-Cherokee and continue his journey in healthcare. Since joining Northside Hospital-Cherokee, Billy has been instrumental in the overall growth and improvement of the hospital. Billy has been recognized as an outstanding leader in the community and in healthcare for many years. Billy also serves on numerous boards including Kennesaw State University Alumni Association and Board of Trustees, Reinhardt College Board of Trustees, Cherokee County Educational Foundation, United Community Bank and First United Methodist Church Board of Trustees. Billy and his wife Brittany reside in Cherokee County and have five children and four grandchildren.