At a called meeting of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, GA on Tuesday, May 23, C. Ross Berry was confirmed as SGMC’s new chief executive officer.Berry was one of five candidates interviewed after a state and national search. Berry was selected the finalist at the May 10 meeting of the Hospital Authority. Under open records guidelines, the name of the finalist should be revealed 14 days before hiring. In the interim, Berry met with various community leaders and hospital staff.Authority member Ben Copeland presented the resolution to employ Mr. Berry. The motion was put to a vote and carried unanimously.Authority Chairman Sam Allen said, “We welcome you and look forward to the future.” Berry is the 8th CEO in SGMC’s 62 year history. Learn more about C. Ross Berry >Members of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County, GA appoint C. Ross Berry as Chief Executive Officer of South Georgia Medical Center and its campuses and affiliates.