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Wednesday May 27th, 2015 7:54AM

Chestatee Regional Hospital names new CEO

By Staff
DAHLONGEGA - Jason Cox, has been named the new CEO of Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.

Cox has served as Administrator of Northview Orthopedic Surgery Center/Northview Orthopedic Associates in Dahlonega for the past five years. He is replacing Larry Jeter who left the post on June 8.

A native of Georgia, Jason grew up in Blakely, and completed his undergraduate degree at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega. He started his career as a medical service corps officer in the Army stationed in Germany. He initially oversaw medical evacuations in an area of Baghdad, Iraq. Following his tour in Iraq, Cox assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer at Darmstadt Health Clinic, a large outpatient, primary care facility in Germany. Following his time in Germany, he worked as an Associate Administrator at Martin Army Community Hospital in Ft. Benning, before assuming his most recent position at Northview Orthopedics.

Cox and his wife, Kelli, live in Lumpkin County, they attend Dahlonega United Methodist Church and she is a school counselor for the Hall County School District. They have two children, Carter and Campbell.

Jason's community activities include: past president Dahlonega Rotary Club, past board member Leadership Lumpkin County and accounting chair for the 2008 Lumpkin County Relay for Life. He currently serves as chairman of the Community Helping Place board and is an alumni council member of the North Georgia College and State University Alumni Council. Jason earned his Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) in 2008 and is a certified member of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (CMPE).

"My experience in working closely with important physician leaders in Lumpkin County should enable me to help Chestatee Regional Hospital expand its role as an important healthcare provider through increased physician alignment and as a vital economic asset through expanding care capabilities and employment," Cox said. "Chestatee is an integral provider of healthcare services in the North Georgia area and its significance to our community will only grow as we continue to add vital services."

"I have had the pleasure of working with many superb health care CEOs, and it is a pleasure to move the welcome mat a short distance up the mountain for Jason to join Chestatee Regional Hospital as CEO," said Ron Turner, Senior Vice President of Southern Health Corp., which operates the hospital. "His successful track record with key physicians in the alignment of organizational and physician interests both clinically and financially will enable him to be involved with more physicians across a wide variety of specialties and settings in meeting growing community healthcare needs in Lumpkin and surrounding counties."
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