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Forstner Promoted to Senior VP at DeKalb Medical

Jim Forstner has been with DeKalb Medical since June 2004.

Jim Forstner. Credit: DeKalb Medical
Jim Forstner. Credit: DeKalb Medical
According to a press release, Jim Forstner has been promoted to Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer at DeKalb Medical.

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors agreed with the recommendation of DeKalb Medical CEO and President John Shelton to elevate Forstner into the position. 

Forstner has been with DeKalb Medical since June 2004. He has held multiple roles – from managed care guru to directing Patient Financial Services and now assuming the role of DeKalb Medical Chief Strategy Officer.

His new title will bring him in line with other hospital strategy officers in metro-Atlanta.

Founded in 1961, DeKalb Regional Health System, Inc., known as DeKalb Medical, is comprised of more than 800 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties across three campuses. The 627-bed 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 DeKalb Medical Physicians Group and the DeKalb Medical Foundation.

The not-for-profit health care system is a HealthGrades® Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack in 2013 and Five-Star Recipient for Peripheral Vascular Bypass in 2012. Its Maternity Center was selected as a participant in the Best Fed Beginnings project as part of UNICEF/WHO’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

Its Cancer Center has been granted three-year approval by The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a community hospital comprehensive oncology program, and its Joint Solutions Center is a metro Atlanta leader in joint replacement.

In addition, our LTAC earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for acquired brain injury, wound care and respiratory failure services. Visit www.dekalbmedical.org.

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