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NGHS Administration

Carol Burrell

Carol Burrell

President and CEO, Northeast Georgia Health System
  • BS in Medical Technology - Emory/Georgia Southern
  • MHA - Health Care Administration - Central Michigan University
  • Responsible for all health system operations including clinical, support and human resources, facility and construction projects, physician practice management

Tony Herdener

Tony Herdener

CFO
Vice President, Finance
  • MBA University of Puget Sound
  • Responsible for financial planning, reporting, investments, capital formation, treasury, risk management, internal audit, managed care and Health Partners (PPO Network)

Tracy Vardeman

Tracy Vardeman

Vice President, Strategic Planning & Marketing
  • BS in Business Administration/Marketing and Management from Shorter College
  • MBA from Georgia State University with study emphasis in health administration
  • Responsible for guiding strategic planning and marketing efforts for the Health System

Karen Watts, BSN, MSN, NEA-BC

Vice President, Patient Care Services
Chief Nursing Officer
  • BSN, Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • MSN, Georgia Southern University
  • Responsible for Operative Services, Women & Children's Services, Medical/Surgical Services, Emergency Services, Critical Care, Long Term Care, Medical Transport, Central Staffing, Diabetes Education and Wound Healing.   

Anthony Williamson

Anthony Williamson

Vice President, Greater Braselton Development
  • MBA, University of Florida
  • MHS, University of Florida
  • BS, Florida State University
  • CHE, Certified Healthcare Executive
  • FACHE, Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Responsible for overseeing continuing development of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton and market development in Greater Braselton

James Bailey, MD

Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Chief Quality Officer
  • BS, Pre-medical studies, Davidson College
  • Ph.D., Physical chemistry, University of North Carolina
  • MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Responsible for optimizing clinical information technology systems to meet the needs of physicians and clinical staff, as well as ensuring access to the most appropriate data to manage patient care and measure clinical outcomes

Allana Cummings - Small

Allana Cummings

Chief Information Officer
  • BS in Organizational Leadership from Mercer
  • Executive MBA from Grand Canyon University
  • Certifications: CHCIO, CPHIMS, PMP
  • Responsible for Information Technology, Clinical Informatics and Telecommunications departments

Sam Johnson - Small

Sam Johnson, MD

Vice President, Medical Affairs
Chief Medical Officer
  • MD, Medical College of Georgia
  • MMM, Tulane University
  • Responsible for overseeing Medical Staff Services, Performance Improvement, Case Management and Risk Management departments; also serves as liason for NGHS' relations with the medical staff

Marti Strand

Marti Strand

Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management
  • BA in Business Administration from Shorter College
  • Responsible for all Revenue Receivables, Reimbursement and Health Information Management

Sonja McLendon

Sonja McLendon

Vice President, Professional Services
  • BS in Biology, University of North Carolina
  • MEd, Sports Medicine, University of Virginia
  • MBA, University of South Carolina
  • FACHE, Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Responsible for Pharmacy, Lab, Imaging, Rehabilitation Institute, Behavioral Health, Bariatrics, Orthopedics/Neurosciences, Hospice, Security, Plant Operations, Environmental Services and Nutrition Services

Linda Nicholson

Linda Nicholson, CPA

Controller
  • BS in Accounting, University of Georgia
  • Responsible for Accounting, Financial Planning and Budgets, Decision Support and Analysis

If you have any concerns about patient care and safety at NGMC, or any of its facilities that are not addressed to your satisfaction, please contact us at 770-219-2998.

 

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