CEO Named to Georgia State University Advisory Board

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Nov. 12, 2007 – Southeast Georgia Health System President and CEO Gary R. Colberg has been named to the Institute of Health Administration Advisory Board at Georgia State University (GSU).

As one of the oldest health administration programs in the nation, GSU’s graduate program is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Health Management Education and is a graduate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. The Board provides advice concerning strategic directions for the Institute as it addresses educational needs for the dynamically challenging field of health administration.

According to Linda Pinson, chair of the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority, Colberg was a natural selection to serve on the GSU Board. “Gary’s leadership has taken our Health System from a financially-troubled institution when he arrived in March 2001, to the financially robust healthcare leader it is today,” Pinson said. “Gary is a dynamic leader and innovator and his experience and insight will be a tremendous asset to the Board.”

In addition to being named to the Advisory Board, Colberg won the Coastal Medical Access Project’s (CMAP) Frances Xavier Selgrath Achievement Award and Coastal Georgia Community College’s Miracle and Best Co-Pilot awards. His leadership was also recognized by author David Herdlinger in his book, Healing a Hospital: The Successful Turnaround of Southeast Georgia Health System.

Before joining the Health System, Colberg's 34 years of experience include serving as senior vice president for Birmingham Operations/Chief Executive Office for Medical Center East for Eastern Health System Inc. and as a vice president with Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services in Louisville, Kentucky. He earned a BA from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, as well as a Master's in Community Health Administration from Vermont College of Norwich University in Montpelier, Vermont. Colberg is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Colberg is also a member of the Brunswick Rotary Club, the Coastal Georgia Community College Foundation Board, the SunTrust Bank Board, the Coastal Georgia Regional Healthcare Network Board, the Child Advocacy Board, the Georgia Hospital Association Board, the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals and the council president of the Okefenokee Area Council-Boy Scouts of America.