Carol Burrell, president and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System, recently was recognized as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2018 Women Who Mean Business.
The 20 total honorees were chosen from more than 350 nominations for making significant strides in their careers, having an impact on their communities and paving the way for future generations.
“Carol is the perfect example of someone who has made a tremendous impact on NGHS, as well as our local and regional community,” said RK Whitehead, chairman of NGHS’ Board of Trustees. “She truly has our mission of ‘improving the health of the community in all we do’ at heart and has led our organization through a variety of transformations that will continue to improve care in Northeast Georgia for years to come.”
Under Burrell’s leadership, the health system has received dozens of top national and state ratings for quality clinical care from several independent sources; expanded from a one-hospital health system to a three-hospital health system; was named one of Metro Atlanta’s Top Workplaces for seven consecutive years by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; and was recognized as one of Atlanta’s Top 25 Employers by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. A study released this year by the Georgia Hospital Association estimates NGHS’ economic impact on the state and local economy at more than $1.75 billion.