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Piedmont Healthcare Executive Leads Off Mercer’s Executive Forum Series

September 27, 2010

Media Contact: Mark Vanderhoek, (478) 301-4037 or

ATLANTA — Mercer University’s Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, will feature Michele Molden, president and chief executive officer of Piedmont Heart Institute, in its first event of the season on Sept. 30. Molden will usher in the 31st edition of the Forum with a lunch presentation at the Capital City Club at noon.

Molden began her career as a microbiologist, making medical devices for a small start-up company. In her 30-year career, she has been vice president of planning and marketing at St. Joseph’s Health System in Atlanta and senior vice president of outreach services for Olympic Health Management in Bellingham, Wash. Molden joined Piedmont Healthcare in 2002 as executive vice president of business development and helped create the Center for Health and Learning, a partnership between Piedmont Healthcare and Mercer University.  In 2007, Molden facilitated the integration of three Atlanta-region cardiology groups and became president and CEO of the new Piedmont Heart Institute. Modern Healthcare magazine named Molden to its Top 25 Women in Healthcare list for 2009. She is also a member of the board of visitors of Mercer’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics.

The Executive Forum is a membership organization and is open to businesses, organizations and individuals. For more on membership, call in Atlanta at (678) 547-6392 or in Macon at (478) 301-4169 or visit

About the Executive Forum, Presented by BB&T
The Executive Forum, presented by BB&T, is a business outreach program of Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, and the Office of University Advancement. The Executive Forum provides business professionals with an opportunity to hear nationally noted speakers while networking with other business leaders. For more information, call Mercer’s Office of University Advancement in Atlanta at (678) 547-6392 or in Macon at (478) 301-4169 or visit

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,200 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at three regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
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