June 30, 2015 – Braswell Nees Group|TRANSEARCH International has placed Charles Carroll as chief executive officer for the Central Georgia Health Network (CGHN). Gene Nees, senior partner and practice leader for the firm’s healthcare practice, led the search. Mr. Carroll has a 30-plus year history in healthcare management. Most recently, he was senior partner in Johnson Lane Group where he led the practice in technology planning and implementation for HMO’s, ACO’s and hospital provider networks. Previously, he was vice president, network optimization and population health, for OPTUM, president and CEO for Molina Healthcare of Texas, and president and CEO of Driscoll Children’s Health Plan.
“Working with the search committee of the board of directors required significant patience. The committee was made up of three medical doctors, the chairman of the board (a practicing physician) and the CFO of Navicent Health,” said Mr. Nees. “With patient responsibilities and the business of the network, getting them all together and focused tested my client management skills. They approved of every candidate I submitted and were reluctant for me to dismiss any. Eventually, the best person was chosen for the position.”
Central Georgia Health Network is a 900 physician member Physician Hospital Organization (PHO). The members cover 62 practice areas in three counties. Navicent Health, the second largest hospital group (880 beds) in Georgia is a partner in the network.
With offices in Savannah, GA and Chatham, NJ, Braswell Nees Group is an executive search firm focused on finding top executives in healthcare and technology companies. Mr. Nees recently led the CIO search of a private equity-backed physician-owned group in Florida and Texas, as well as the senior capture director for National Government Services (NGS), an independent subsidiary of Anthem (previously, WellPoint.)
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media