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Media Contact: Sarah Goodwin 08 August 2007    
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Emory Johns Creek Hospital Names New CEO
HCA's TriStar Health System and Emory Healthcare, Inc., co-owners of Emory Johns Creek Hospital announced today the selection of John D. Quinlivan as the chief executive officer.

Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Atlanta's newest-state-of-the-art hospital. opened in February 2007 in Duluth, Ga.

Quinlivan has served as the chief operating officer for HCA's North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla., since 2003.

Quinlivan is a retired Lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, where he was Battalion Commander of the Medical Professional Recruiting Battalion in Atlanta. He began his career in healthcare nearly twenty-five years ago. Quinlivan was selected after a comprehensive interview process involving the hospital's Medical Executive committee, departmental directors, HCA Corporate Recruitment and the leadership of Emory Healthcare, Inc.

"We are fortunate to have someone with John's training and expertise join our team," says Lawrence H. Kloess, III, president of TriStar Health System, the division that leads Emory Johns Creek Hospital on behalf of HCA.

A native of Scottsboro, Ala., Quinlivan earned his masters degree in hospital administration from Baylor University, and a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of Alabama. He served as the vice president of the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives in 2000. He has been a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives since 1999, and has served in numerous leadership roles in community and civic organizations throughout his professional career.

Emory Johns Creek Hospital is known for its state-of-the-art technology in a luxurious, hotel-like setting. Services include emergency care, state-of-the-art all digital imaging including a 64 slice CT, the Birth Center with level III neonatal intensive care unit, 24-hour anesthesiologists, intensive care, advanced cardiac care and women's services. Emory Johns Creek Hospital is home to the Atlanta Bariatric Center, designated a Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons.

For more information, please visit To find a physician at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, please call HealthConnection at 678.474.8200.

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