June 8, 2020–Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome
Gary M. Trullinger, NHA as the new administrator for the
Senior Care Center-Brunswick.
Prior to joining the Health System, Trullinger was a regional vice president
of operations for Accordius Health based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In this role, he provided support to 13 skilled nursing facilities in
Virgina and Maryland. His career began as a licensed physical therapist
assistant and director of rehabilitation before he became a licensed nursing
home administrator. He has also served in leadership roles for Sava Senior
Care, Beacon Health Management, Ethica Health and Retirement Communities
and Mariner Health Care.
“Gary’s diverse background and many years of experience in
Long Term Care will be an asset to the senior residents in our community
and I am very pleased he has joined our team,” said
Judi Henson, R.N., BSN, MSA, vice president, Patient Care Services.
Trullinger holds an associate of science degree in Applied Sciences in
the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and a bachelor degree in Healthcare
Administration. In addition to being a licensed nursing home administrator,
he is a certified administrator with the American College of Healthcare
Administrators (ACHCA) and a licensed physical therapy assistant.
“As a clinician, I believe if you provide quality care with a patient-centered
approach, all other aspects of the business succeed. I applied this philosophy
when working as an administrator based at a senior care center, as well
as in my regional roles, to successfully lead my teams to achieve 26 deficiency-free
surveys,” Trullinger said. State licensing boards and Medicare conduct
the surveys. Known for creating purpose-driven cultures and cross-functional
teams within post-acute care settings, Trullinger brings a diverse skill
set to his new post.
He is a current member of the Georgia Chapter of the ACHCA, the Georgia
Health Care Association (GHCA) and the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Trullinger has served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait
and Iraq. Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he has called St. Simons
Island home since 2014, where he enjoys spending time with friends and
fostering shelter pets. His passion for endurance sports led him to complete
four Ironman distance triathlons, three 12-hour bike races, one 50-mile
Ultra distance marathon and dozens of other marathons and half Ironman