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DeKalb Medical Names Chief Operating Officer

January 23, 2012
Dane Henry

Decatur, GA -- Dane Henry has joined DeKalb Medical as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Henry comes to DeKalb Medical from Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) in Gainesville, Ga., where he served as vice president of operations. "Dane Henry brings to DeKalb Medical a wealth of experience leading hospital operations. He has a proven track record in driving results, and his insight will contribute to the growth of our organization," said John A. Shelton Jr. FACHE, president and chief executive officer, DeKalb Medical.

In his previous role, he was responsible for the successful operational, financial and clinical performance of all system-owned entities. Prior to working with NGHS, Henry served as assistant administrator at Atlanta Medical Center. Earlier, Henry was an officer in the United States Air Force and served in the Medical Service Corps at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, McChord Air Force Base in Washington and Robins Air Force Base in Warner-Robins, Ga. Henry earned both a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University.

Henry resides in the Metro Atlanta area with his wife Jennifer and their four children.

About DeKalb Medical

With more than 800 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties, DeKalb Medical (www.dekalbmedical.org) combines cutting-edge technology with compassion to effectively diagnose and treat our patients. A leader in cancer, heart attack treatment and orthopedics, the DeKalb Medical system has been growing with metro-Atlanta’s medical needs for 50 years. 

The 627-bed not-for-profit health system includes DeKalb Medical at North Decatur (451 beds), DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care at Downtown Decatur (76 beds), DeKalb Medical at Hillandale (100 beds) and the DeKalb Medical Physicians Group. Committed to pushing beyond to excel in patient satisfaction and service, our quality is reflected in many clinical excellence awards throughout our three-hospital system including recently ranking in the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services by HealthGrades® (2011).

Media Contact:
Tori Vogt MBA
tori.vogt@dekalbmedical.org, 404.501.2885