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A. DONALD FAULK, JR., FACHE, ELECTED TO AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES BOARD OF GOVERNORS

CHICAGO, March 12, 2005—A. Donald Faulk, Jr., FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Central Georgia Health System and The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives.

Faulk took office today at the Council of Regents Meeting during ACHE’s 48th Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hilton Chicago. He will serve a three-year term representing ACHE affiliates on ACHE’s Board of Governors, the authority that oversees ACHE operations and member services.

Central Georgia Health System serves more than 50 counties in Central and South Georgia and includes a 637-bed regional/teaching hospital, a separate children’s hospital, a 55-bed acute rehabilitation hospital, and a complete array of health and wellness services. Faulk has served in his current position with the system since 1997.

From 1974 to 1997, Faulk served in positions of progressive responsibility at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, beginning as director of Personnel and moving to assistant administrator for Professional Services in 1975. From 1979 to 1995 he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of the medical center, and was promoted to president and chief executive officer in 1995, at which time he also assumed responsibility as chief operating officer of Central Georgia Health System. Faulk began his career as an administrative resident for Baptist Medical Centers in Birmingham, AL.

Prior to being elected an ACHE Governor, Faulk was the ACHE Regent for Georgia - Coastal Plains from 1998 to 2003. He is immediate past-chairman of the Georgia Hospital Association and Voluntary Hospitals of America (Georgia area). In addition, he is a member of the American Hospital Association and serves on the Macon State College Foundation Board, Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni Board, and Georgia Institute of Technology School of Industrial & System Engineering Advisory Board. Faulk is a past board member of the Central Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross, Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, and Better Business Bureau of Central Georgia.

Board certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Faulk received his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Washington University, St. Louis, and his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. In 2001, he was awarded Georgia Institute of Technology’s Industrial Engineering distinguished alumni award.

CONTACT: Douglas A. Klegon, Ph.D., (312) 424-9420

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