Jerry Fulks has served as West Georgia Health’s President and CEO since August 2001. Under his leadership, West Georgia Health has created the West Georgia Health Foundation and West Georgia Physicians, as well as launching several new service lines including interventional cardiology, bariatric surgery, occupational medicine, a women’s health center and wound care center. He also created the vision and laid the groundwork for building a new four-story patient tower that houses state-of-the-art facilities for the WGH Heart Clinic, Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit and Labor/Delivery/Recovery suites.
An active member in the community, Fulks has served as president of the LaGrange Rotary Club, chairman of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the West Georgia Technical College Board of Directors. He also has served on boards for United Way of West Georgia, Commercial Bank & Trust of LaGrange, Twin Cedars Family and Children’s Services and the LaGrange-Troup County Development Authority.
He received his Masters of Healthcare Administration from the Medical College of Virginia and a bachelor's degree from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.
Prior to his arrival at West Georgia Health, Fulks held senior executive positions at hospitals in Gainesville, Ga. He served as CEO of the former Lanier Park Hospital, which merged into Northeast Georgia Health Services. Earlier in his career, Fulks held senior management positions with the Bon Secours organization —St. Mary’s Health Corporation in Richmond, Va. He held a variety of positions with the Hospital Corporation of America, including six years as CEO of Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Ga.
Fulks is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and currently serves as a delegate to the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board 4. He has held leadership roles in the Georgia Hospital Association, serving as Chairman in 2000 and a member of the GHA Executive Committee from 1996 through 2001. He is also an alumnus of Leadership Georgia.