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SGMC Welcomes Physician Network Vice President

Posted on: July 15th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center welcomes James S. Zacharias, MBA, FACHE, CMPE, as the Physician Network Vice President.

Zacharias assumes responsibility for SGMC’s regional physician network and its continuum of services which includes physician practice operations, a regional physician resource center and new physician recruitment.

Zacharias joins SGMC bringing more than 33 years of medical group administrative experience, having previously served as CEO of Columbus Clinic and Executive Director of MyHealth Network at Piedmont Columbus Regional. 

According to SGMC President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald E. Dean, “We are pleased to have Jim join our team. His wealth of experience in developing innovative physician relationship and service models coupled with his experience in operating a clinically integrated network will add tremendous value to SGMC, our physicians and the communities we serve.”

Zacharias received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Finance from Auburn University and his Masters of Business Administration from James Madison University. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a certified Medical Practice Executive.

Zacharias says, “I am excited to join SGMC’s talented leadership team and I look forward to building relationships and ideally trust among my colleagues, physicians and the community”.

Zacharias is married to Darla, and they have three adult children. He is an avid Auburn supporter and loves to snow ski, play tennis and golf. 

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