Dr. Alan Kent Named 2019 CEO of the Year

Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Honors Outstanding Community Contributions


(Greensboro, GA) – Dr. Alan Kent of Meadows Regional Medical Center was named 2019 CEO of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals (the Alliance) at its 36th Annual Conference, held on Oct. 16-18, 2019.


The Alliance annual awards highlight the impact of our member not-for-profit hospitals and their executive leadership on individual patients, the health and wellness of Georgians, and the quality of life of their communities. Dr. Kent is recognized by his colleagues as an executive leader who has expanded and improved the services provided to his community and garnered industry accolades for Meadows Regional Medical Center.


Dr. Alan Kent has served as President of Meadows Regional Medical Center since 2000, having previously served in leadership in hospitals in Alabama, Florida, Virginia, and Newnan, Georgia.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


Dr. Kent is also heavily involved in his community and our industry, including on the Georgia Regents Advisory Council, as Chairman of the Master of Healthcare Administration (“MHA”) Advisory Committee at Georgia Southern University, and on the board of the Georgia Health Information Network.


Under Dr. Kent’s leadership, Meadows Regional Medical Center is working to enhance access to care in the community by expanding its services, building a state-of-the-art facility, and significantly improving the quality of care provided to their patients.


This year, Dr. Kent led Meadows Regional Medical Center to broad recognition for excellence in healthcare.


“I am pleased to recognize Dr. Alan Kent for his excellent stewardship as CEO of Meadows Regional Medical Center, for the widespread recognition of the hospital’s high standards for patient care and its constant striving to better serve the surrounding community,” said Alliance President, Monty Veazey.


About the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals

The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals (GACH) has been working for the best interests of community not-for-profit hospitals and Georgia’s health care consumers since its founding in 1983. The Alliance works to foster goodwill among community health care professionals; to advocate the enactment of sound laws, rules and regulations affecting community hospitals; to conduct and disseminate research; and to share ideas that improve the health care delivery system in Georgia.