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HARRELL NAMED CEO OF GEORGIA BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER

 HARRELL NAMED CEO OF GEORGIA BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER
 ATLANTA, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Baptist Medical Center Hospital Commission, the nine-member body which manages the medical center, recently elected David E. Harrell as permanent chief executive officer of Georgia Baptist Medical Center. Harrell had been chosen as the interim CEO on June 28 of this year. Harrell's elected position became effective November 22, 1991.
 Making the announcement was Dr. Gene Tyre, chairman of the Hospital Commission. "As Georgia Baptist celebrates its 90th anniversary, we have adopted our strategic objectives to carry us toward the year 2000. As part of that strategy, we realized the need for strong, effective and Christian leadership. In the past several months as interim CEO, Mr. Harrell has proven that he is the right person for the job. He brings to Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Christian leadership, compassion and many years of health care experience," stated Dr. Tyre.
 Georgia Baptist Medical Center is owned and operated by the Georgia Baptist Convention (GBC) as a ministry of the Convention. Dr. James Griffith, executive director-treasurer of the GBC executive committee, joined Dr. Tyre in the announcement of the new CEO. Dr. Griffith said, "We believe that under the leadership of David Harrell the outstanding healing ministry of Georgia Baptist Medical Center will continue in the Atlanta area, as well as the state of Georgia, offering to our patients quality health care."
 Prior to joining Georgia Baptist, Harrell served as director of Managed Health Care Services for Coopers and Lybrand, one of the six largest CPA and consulting firms in the U.S.
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