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McLeod Health is pleased to announce the promotion of Chief Operating Officer Donna Isgett to President
and CEO of the McLeod Health system effective March 1, 2021. Highly respected as a healthcare leader on a local,
regional and national level, Donna has been an integral part of McLeod Health for more than 20 years. Respected
for her focus on quality care through clinical and service excellence, Donna will continue the 115-year legacy
of stability, growth and medical excellence of McLeod Health.
The role of President and CEO has been held by Rob Colones since 2002. Mr. Colones will continue as President
Emeritus, an advisory position designed to provide historical perspective and guidance. A visionary and
inspirational leader, Rob has guided McLeod through a dynamic expansion of McLeod Health into a 7-hospital
system serving one million people in 18 counties in South and North Carolina.

Leadership Accomplishments:
Named Board Chair of SC Hospital
Association Board of Trustees in
2020 and a member since 2013

Liberty Fellow at the
Aspen Global Institute
One of two South Carolina
healthcare leaders
appointed to the
Institute for Healthcare
Improvement’s Executive
Quality Leader Network

Serves on Coker University
Board of Trustees
Former Co-Chair of the
Institute Healthcare
Improvement Forum

Served as founding
co-chair for the SCHA
Re-engineering Committee

Recipient of the Milliken Medal
of Quality from the SC Quality
National Forum


Donna has the experience, skills and personal qualities needed to successfully address
the issues of a complex and rapidly changing healthcare environment. Working with Donna
for more than two decades, I can testify that she is data-driven, an agent of change and a
collaborative partner.


Rob Colones - McLeod Health President & CEO


For over two decades, Donna has played a major role in the development and provision
of an exceptional quality of care by McLeod Health, and has been recognized for her work
on difficult and complex healthcare issues at state and national levels. She is extremely
competent and is an innovative and compassionate leader. The McLeod Health Board,
our physicians and our staff have experienced Donna’s skillful and collaborative leadership
style as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Quality & Safety and
McLeod Physician Associates. We are all confident that she has the knowledge, strength,
and vision to lead McLeod through the challenges and opportunities of the future.


Ben Zeigler - McLeod Health Board Chair


The state of South Carolina is fortunate to have McLeod as a nationally recognized health
care system, as well as the inspiring leadership of Rob Colones and Donna Isgett. Donna
will without doubt lead that superb system into a future of ever-better health and health
care for the communities it serves.


Donald Berwick, MD, MPP - President Emeritus & Senior Fellow,

Institute of Healthcare Improvement


Donna Isgett brings her own dynamic leadership style to the helm of McLeod Health.
As Chairman of our Hospital Association Board during this extraordinary pandemic,
Donna has demonstrated the same perseverance and emotional intelligence that helped
earn McLeod’s national reputation for quality. I have every expectation that McLeod Health
will continue to thrive under Donna’s leadership.


Thornton Kirby - Executive Director & President of the South Carolina
Hospital Association


During the past two decades, McLeod Health has risen to become one of the highest
quality health care systems in the world. I have had the extraordinary privilege of watching
Rob Colones and Donna Isgett lead this process. Now that McLeod is a multi-hospital
system, Rob and Donna’s leadership is even more powerfully evident. Each hospital that
has joined has experienced a significant improvement in important quality outcomes.
It is directly attributable to the leadership attention and focus that Donna and Rob provide,
and to the powerful methods they bring into play in each new hospital in the system.

Jim Reinertsen, MD - Senior Fellow, Institute of Healthcare Improvement
& President of The Reinertsen Group

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