Leslie Thompkins named Director of Emergency Services of St. Francis-Emory Healthcare

June 2, 2020

St. Francis-Emory Healthcare announced today that Leslie Thompkins had been named the Director of Emergency Services at St. Francis. Thompkins has been serving as the Interim Emergency Department Director since March 30, 2020. She previously served as the Manager of Emergency Services at St. Francis.

“Leslie’s background serving as Interim Director of Emergency Services has set her up well to take on the role as Director,” said Verno Davidson, Chief Nursing Officer of St. Francis. “We are fortunate to have had her as Interim during the COVID-19 crisis, and she has handled it beautifully. Her commitment to patient care is evident in all that she does, and I know that she will help us further advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”

Prior to her role as Manager of Emergency Services at St. Francis, Thompkins served as the Director of Emergency Services for three years, and the Clinical Manager of Emergency Services for two years at Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Georgia.

“St. Francis is such an important part of the Chattahoochee Valley. I am excited for the opportunity to strengthen the Emergency Department at St. Francis and to continue to build upon the foundation that already exists,” said Leslie Thompkins, Director of Emergency Services of St. Francis.

Thompkins holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of West Georgia, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Valdosta State University, an Associate Degree in Nursing from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, and an Associate of Science Respiratory Care from Darton College. She is credentialed as a Registered Professional Nurse, Respiratory Care Professional, BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and ENPC.


Leslie Thompkins
Director of Emergency Services