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Phoebe Worth Chief Executive Officer Kim Gilman Elected to Center for Rural Health Board


ATLANTA – Kim Gilman, chief executive officer (CEO) of Phoebe Worth Medical Center in Sylvester and Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert, was elected to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Center for Rural Health Board of Trustees. Gilman will serve as an at-large trustee.

Gilman has served as CEO of Phoebe Worth Medical Center since 2010 and both hospitals since 2015. She began her health care career with Phoebe Putney Health System in 1992 as a registered nurse at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Prior to being named CEO of Phoebe Worth, she served as the hospital’s chief nursing officer. Throughout her career, Gilman has successfully improved and maintained employee and patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, patient safety, team building, and operational efficiencies.

“Kim Gilman’s proven ability to understand the unique needs of a rural community will serve her well in her role on our Board,” said GHA Executive Vice President Chuck Adams. “We look forward to her service.”

Gilman, a graduate of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College nursing program, earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from LaGrange College. She is very active in the community, serving on the board of Southern Regional Technical College. She is the past chair of the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. 

About the Center for Rural Health

The Center for Rural Health is organized as a not-for-profit association exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes and to develop policies and positions to benefit rural health in the state of Georgia. The Center is organized through the Georgia Hospital Association. 

About GHA

Established in 1929, GHA is the state’s largest trade organization of hospitals and health systems providing education, research and risk management services to its more than 170 hospital and health system members. Additionally, it represents and advocates health policy issues benefiting Georgia’s citizens before the state legislature and U.S. Congress as well as before regulatory bodies.


Press Release: GHA, Erin Stewart