NEWNAN, Ga (May 25, 2011)—Jeffrey R. Folk, M.D., has been named vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer for Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Dr. Folk will serve as the primary liaison between the hospital and its medical staff and will focus on facilitating communication and education, ensuring collaboration, and overseeing the overall quality of care provided by hospital medical staff.
“Dr. Folk’s experience with both patient care and hospital administration make him an ideal advocate for our many quality and patient care improvement initiatives,” said Piedmont Newnan Hospital president and CEO Michael Bass. “As a liaison between our hospital medical staff and administration, Dr. Folk will encourage further growth and development of our medical staff as we continue to raise the bar for the standards of patient care in our community.”
Dr. Folk comes to Piedmont Newnan Hospital most recently from ABQ HealthPartners and Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, N.M., where he served as chief of cardiology for both organizations. Prior to working at ABQ HealthPartners and Lovelace Medical Center, Dr. Folk served in a number of roles at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., including director of advanced cardiac imaging, medical director, director of cardiology and chief of medical specialties.
He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Albright College, in Reading, Pa., his medical degree from Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pa., and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. Dr. Folk also holds a master of science in healthcare administration from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Dr. Folk is board certified in cardiology, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and internal medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology and member of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Medical Association. He has led and participated in several cardiology-related research projects.
Dr. Folk is married to Mary Ann, a former dietitian and active hospital-related philanthropist, with whom he has three children. He is an avid golfer and enjoys attending sporting events. He and Mary Ann enjoy walking, bicycling and traveling. They now reside in Newnan.
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