April 30, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System has announced the
Alan K. Brown, M.D., a board-certified internal medicine physician with more than 20 years
of experience, as its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Brown assumed the
role on March 1, 2020.
Brown joined the Health System in 2019 to serve as medical director of
the Health System’s
Hospital Medicine program. In addition to his CMO responsibilities, he will continue in his role
with the hospitalist program and will remain an active practitioner within
As CMO, Brown will provide administrative oversight for the Quality and
Patient Experience departments to ensure optimal quality performance and
exceptional patient experience. He will also collaborate with the Health
System’s medical staff and hospital leadership teams to facilitate
team work, maintain open communication, and establish best practice standards.
“Since joining the Health System, Dr. Brown has successfully proven
his ability to lead and develop operational strategies within the Health
System, especially during the pandemic,” says
Michael D. Scherneck, president and CEO, Southeast Georgia Health System. “His clinical
vision and proven leadership, as well as his extensive medical experience,
will help to elevate the Health System’s performance with respect
to patient satisfaction and quality performance.”
Prior to joining the Health System, Brown served as regional medical director
of Hospital Services at Phoebe Putney Memorial, Phoebe Sumter Hospital
and Dorminy Medical Center. He also managed the hospitalist programs at
Colquitt Regional Medical Center and Coffee Regional Medical Center until
they transitioned to self-run programs.
A Georgia native, Brown earned his medical degree from Medical College
of Georgia and completed his internal medicine residency at the Medical
University of South Carolina in Charleston. He also received a Physician’s
Executive Masters in Business Administration from Auburn University in
Alabama and an undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.