Medical College of Georgia Appoints Colberg as Associate Adjunct Professor of Department of Family Medicine

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Gary R. Colberg, FACHE, president & CEO, Southeast Georgia Health System, was recently appointed associate adjunct professor for the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University. “We are very pleased to appoint Mr. Colberg as an Associate Adjunct Professor with our Department of Family Medicine,” says Peter F. Buckley, M.D., Dean of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University. “His leadership in health care reflects his extraordinary commitment to the health of the citizens of our state and region and is in true alignment with the mission of the Medical College of Georgia to educate the next generation of physicians. He has been invaluable in ensuring the success of our Southeast Georgia Clinical Campus and his enthusiasm for it is unwavering.” In 2011, Colberg received an adjunct professor appointment with the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University. He was also named CEO of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals, and presented with the inaugural Men of Distinction Award by the Brunswick Chapter of The Links, Inc. Colberg was appointed to the Institute of Health Administration Advisory Board at Georgia State University in 2007. Before taking the helm of the Health System more than 10 years ago, Colberg amassed 35 years of experience in health care leadership, including positions as senior vice president for Birmingham Operations for Medical Center East-Eastern Health System Inc. and as a vice president with Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services in Louisville, Kentucky. He earned a bachelor's degree from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Community Health Administration from Vermont College of Norwich University in Montpelier, Vermont. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. Colberg is a member of the Glynn County Rotary Club, the College of Coastal Georgia Foundation Board, Coastal Bank of Georgia's Board of Directors, the Coastal Georgia Regional Healthcare Network Board, the Georgia Hospital Association Board, the Voluntary Hospitals of America-Georgia Chapter Board of Directors and the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals.