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Newsmakers in Business, April 1
0401BIZJim Moore
Jim Moore

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Moore named chairman of NE Ga. Medical Center board of trustees

Jim Moore, vice president and agency manager at BB&T Sidney O. Smith Insurance, has been named Chairman of The Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees, filling the role previously held by the late W. Woodrow "Woody" Stewart.

"We could not be more pleased to have a leader of Jim Moore’s caliber to step into the role of chairman," said Nancy Colston, executive director of The Medical Center Foundation. "We are confident he will build on the success of the past and lead us to even greater heights in the future."

According to Colston, Moore has chaired the foundation’s signature gifts committee since January 2011. Prior to that, he served on the foundation’s Laurel Society committee, which works to raise individual donor gifts of $10,000 or more.

Moore will lead the foundation through the remainder of its current Healthy Journey Campaign and will also serve as a trustee on the Northeast Georgia Health System Board.

Since 1999, the foundation has raised over $35 million to enhance services and improve health care for the residents of Northeast Georgia.

Moore and his wife, Evanda, are Gainesville natives. He has served in numerous community leadership roles, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Brenau University. In 2007, he was honored as Rotary Man of the Year.

GHS graduate Vaughn is new director at Tenn. hospital

William Glaze Vaughn, M.D., a 1975 Gainesville High graduate, has been named director of pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.

He recently was in practice in Fort Worth, Texas.

Vaughn is the son of Bill and Joanne Vaughn. He graduated from then-North Georgia College in Dahlonega in 1980, and later from Clemson University and the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

"As the father of four children, two of whom have undergone surgery, I am keenly aware of the emotional distress and anguish that parents experience," he said. "Being a father has made me a better doctor, and being a doctor has made me a better father. I care deeply for children. When parents entrust me with their child, I assure them that I’ll care for their child as though the child were my own."

Vaughn and his wife, Kimberly, are both Georgia natives. They have four children.

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