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Wilson to Serve as Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb Medical

December 01, 2016

For Immediate Release 

For more information, contact:

Cheryl Iverson




Angela Soyemi




Wilson to Serve as Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb Medical 

Robert (Bob) E. Wilson, Esq. has been named CEO of the DeKalb Regional Health System following the resignation of John A. Shelton earlier this week.  Wilson will assume the new role immediately. 

Wilson, who was recently awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Award by the Georgia Hospital Association, is a local attorney who has been a longtime supporter of the Health System, serving on the Health System’s Board of Directors as Vice Chairman and is also the Chairman of its Quality Committee.  He chaired the DeKalb Medical Foundation Board for 14 years.  The DeKalb Medical Foundation has raised millions of dollars for health programs and hospital improvements, including the recent update of the Comprehensive Breast Center and the expansion of the Cancer Center’s Radiation Therapy program. 

DeKalb Regional Health System, Inc., known to the community as DeKalb Medical,  is not-for-profit health care system consists of three hospitals -- DeKalb Medical at North Decatur, DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care Hospital at Downtown Decatur, and DeKalb Medical at Hillandale—as well as the DeKalb Medical Physicians Group with 115 providers in more than 50 locations in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. Founded in DeKalb County in 1961, DeKalb Medical is an established and active member of the community, offering a variety of award-winning, accessible services, including primary and specialty physician care, a cancer center, Joint Solutions Center, long-term acute care, surgical weight loss, mammography, heartburn solutions and more. The Maternity Center was the first in Georgia to receive the international “Baby-Friendly” hospital designation. The Cancer Center has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. To learn more about DeKalb Medical, please visit our website: www.dekalbmedical.org.