Shawn P. Vincent, Sr.
Vice President of Partnerships, International Healthcare and Strategic Affiliations at Georgia Regents University
Shawn is responsible for development of off-campus relationships and programs, including but not limited to, hospitals, physicians, clinics, foundations, community leaders, research endeavors, international entities, philanthropic opportunities, and branch campus opportunities.
Prior to joining GRU and GRU Health System, Mr. Vincent was Vice President of Operations with the Oncology Services Division of Hospital Corporation of America. He directed the strategic, financial and operational activities for the oncology sector with HCA. Vincent also served as either chairman of the board, or as a board member for several joint ventures between HCA and other organizations. HCA is a $30+ billion dollar organization, employing approximately 190,000 throughout 164 hospitals in 20 states and England. Mr. Vincent joined HCA in 2006 as the Regional Vice President of Operations for the Imaging Division and was promoted to his most recent role in 2008.
Prior to joining HCA, Mr. Vincent served in leadership roles including Southeast Regional Director of Operations with Phymatrix Corporation, Chief Operating Officer of Wentz Wellness Centers and Business Director for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Vincent is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has been included in Who’s Who Among U.S. Healthcare Executives. He has served as Chairman of several philanthropic organizations, including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association Heart Ball and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He serves on the Executive Board of the Metro Family YMCA’s, The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Warm Spring Hospital and Wills Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s, Leadership Augusta program, as well as Columbia County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Columbia County. Vincent is an Executive Fellow of the Advisory Board Company on Healthcare in Washington, D.C.
After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Vincent earned a bachelor of business administration in healthcare management from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., and graduated at the top of his class with a master’s in business administration from the University of Georgia.