Atlanta, GA – January 25, 2021 -The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (The FDHA), owner of Grady Health System (GHS), named a new chief executive officer on December 17, 2020. As the healthcare safety net for both Fulton and DeKalb County, GHS and The FDHA’s oversight are critical components to the care of indigent citizens in metro Atlanta. The FDHA Board of Trustees unanimously selected Jevon Gibson as its new CEO, and head of the operations team. Gibson assumed leadership of The FDHA on January 4, 2021, and work is underway to expand the virtual delivery of education and empowerment events the organization pivoted to last year, due to the global pandemic.
“The board is pleased to appoint Jevon Gibson, a seasoned professional, to serve in this key leadership position,” stated Dr. Sharon Bent-Harley, Chair, The FDHA Board of Trustees. “Mr. Gibson brings a proven history of leadership experience, business development, and stakeholder engagement to help us continue our mission and achieve our vision of becoming the premier resource for meeting the unmet needs of the communities that we serve.”
Mr. Gibson recently served as CEO of Community Health Solutions (CHS), a public health and social innovation consulting firm committed to addressing the complex health and social needs of marginalized communities. Gibson previously served as the Director of the Office of Coordinated Youth Services with the Clayton County Board of Health, leading countywide teen pregnancy prevention (TPP), Adolescent Health, and Men’s Health efforts. Among his many accomplishments, Gibson also led statewide HIV, STD, TB, and Refugee Health Programs as the Director of the Office of Infectious Diseases with the Georgia Department of Health (DPH). While at Georgia DPH he also served as the Director of the Screening and Treatment Section, with oversight of Georgia’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP), Stroke and Heart Attack Prevention Program (SHAPP), and Cancer State Aid.
“I am excited to join the team and deliver on what is not just work but a calling,” stated Gibson. The FDHA was established 80 years ago and has continuously served Grady Health System, the public health, and underserved citizens who deserve quality healthcare with dignity. I am committed to building on that amazing history.”
Metro Atlanta’s community health needs are vast and growing. In response to local data assessments, The FDHA focuses on education and outreach in very specific areas of care. Strategic partnerships, community grants, an internship and fellowship program, monthly education sessions, and annual community engagement events are helping to move the counties towards health equity. View The FDHA Fact Sheet to learn more about the organization’s community efforts. For free health resources, access to the CHAP Network of Care, a calendar of events, partners, and much more visit thefdha.org.
About The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority
The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority has served the indigent residents in the counties of Fulton and DeKalb, dating back to World War II. Governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the commissioners of Fulton and DeKalb Counties, the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (“FDHA”) takes its statutory responsibility very seriously under the Hospital Authorities Law, to address the unmet healthcare needs of Fulton and DeKalb Counties.
The FDHA has established innovative and educational research, networking, financial support, and preventive health programs to augment the healthcare services provided by Grady Health System (GHS) to fulfill the healthcare needs, including mental health, of various populations within Fulton and DeKalb Counties. The FDHA addresses the unmet health needs of those we serve and has collaborated with over 100 organizations in furtherance of The FDHA Mission.
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