John Griffin has been appointed to the Colquitt County Hospital Authority, the governing board of Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Griffin is the Branch Manager of SGB Wealth Strategies, a division of Southwest Georgia Bank. Griffin and his wife Stacy have two children, J.W., a student at Florida Southern College, and Sophie, a 7th grader at Willie J. Williams Middle School.
Originally from Irwin County, Griffin has lived in Moultrie for 24 years and during that time he has been active in the community serving as President of the Kiwanis Club, President of the Moultrie YMCA, and as a board member for the Colquitt County Arts Center and the Children’s Advocacy Center. He also serves as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Moultrie.
“I am honored to serve on the Hospital Authority,” said Griffin. “A healthy hospital is vital to a growing community and I want to help make sure Colquitt Regional is going to be here for a very long time.”
Griffin was appointed by the Colquitt County Board of Commissioners to succeed Brooks Sheldon who completed his second term on the Authority in September.
“John is going to be an asset to Colquitt Regional and we are delighted to have him help us continue to expand the quality of care available to patients in our area,” said Dr. Maureen Yearta, newly appointed Chairman of the Colquitt County Hospital Authority. Other members of the Authority include, Kirk Friedlander, Jim Keith, M.D., Howard Melton, M.D., Richard Bass, Richard Turner, John Mark Mobley, Jr., and Johnny Brown.
“We are excited to welcome John,” said Colquitt Regional President and CEO Jim Matney. “He is committed to bringing about positive growth in Southwest Georgia and has a wealth of knowledge and understanding in the needs of this community and the challenges to be addressed.” Griffin officially joined the Authority on October 1st and has been actively engaged in learning about the operations of the hospital since that time.
Colquitt Regional has been named a 2017 Top Rural Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog organization, and has also received eight consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Scores.