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Deal names Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee members

Deal names Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee members

April 25, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced his appointments to the Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee, which was created to identify needs of the rural hospital community and provide potential solutions.

“In March of this year, I proposed three revisions to the way we approach rural health care, with one being the Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee,” Deal said. “I recognize the critical need for hospital infrastructure in rural Georgia and remain committed to ensuring citizens throughout the state have the ability to receive the care that they need. This committee will work to increase the flow of communication between hospitals and the state and improve our citizens’ access to health care. I am proud to welcome this team and look forward to what we stand to accomplish.”

Committee members are listed below:

Name

Organization

Hometown

Jimmy Lewis

HomeTown Health

Cumming

Greg Hearn

Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center

Lavonia

Scott Kroell

Liberty Regional Medical Center

Hinesville

Maggie Gill

Memorial Health

Savannah

Wade Johnson

Lincoln County Commission Chairman

Lincolnton

Dr. Angela Highbaugh-Battle

Pediatrician

Hazlehurst

Charles Owens

State Office of Rural Health

Cordele

Sen. David Lucas

Georgia Senate

Macon

Rep. Terry England

Georgia House of Representatives

Auburn

Molly Howard

Jefferson County Superintendent

Louisville

Jimmy Allen

Business Owner and Tift Regional Hospital Board Member

Adel

Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald

Tanner Medical Center, Emergency Medicine

Carrollton

Ronnie Rollins

Community Health Systems

Macon

David Sanders

Fannin Regional Hospital

Blue Ridge

Dr. Jeffrey Harris- OB/GYN

 

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