Posted: Tuesday, August 21st 2012 at 11:18am
NGMC president begins first week on the job
By Katie Crumley Access Insider
GAINESVILLE - A new president is learning the ropes at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
NGMC President Brad Nurkin is in his first week on the job, a new position recently created as part of the restructuring of the health system's chief operating officer position to more accurately reflect the job's scope of leadership.
"I'm here to support by running the day by day operations of the hospital," Nurkin said. "It's a new position, but I think it just melts in with the great leadership that's already been here to kind of continue to add to that and grow the system."
Nurkin comes to NGMC from Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee where he served as president and CEO.
North Georgia Health System CEO Carol Burrell announced his hiring last month.
Along with Nurkin's new job comes the new hospital in south Hall County. Nurkin said he looks forward to its opening.
"I'm very excited about it, I've seen the plans for it, and it's a beautiful facility," Nurkin said. "It's using some great technology to provide wonderful and very efficient healthcare."
Prior to his job in Tennessee, Nurkin served as Chief Executive Officer of Charlotte Regional Medical Center in Punta Gorda, Fla.. His previous experience also includes CEO of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lancaster, Pa.; CEO of East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro; and Interim CEO and COO of Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon, Miss.
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