NGPG Welcomes New President and Chief Administrative Officer

November 11, 2013

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) is proud to welcome Sherry Dorsey, CMPE, as its new president and chief administrative officer.  In this role, Dorsey will guide NGPG – a group of more than 200 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners representing more than 20 specialties at more than 50 locations throughout Northeast Georgia – which the Atlanta Business Chronicle ranks as Atlanta’s ninth-largest physician practice.

Dorsey comes to NGPG from Adventist Health System in Orlando, Fla., where she was responsible for 21 multi-specialty medical practices and more than 1,300 physicians in 10 states as chief operating officer of Physician Enterprise.  Among her many duties, Dorsey actively worked with medical leadership to prepare for reform, clinical integration and related Patient Centered Medical Home initiatives.  Prior to her time at Adventist, Dorsey worked for 17 years with HealthPoint Medical Group, an affiliate of BayCare Health System and St. Joseph's Hospitals and one of the largest multi-specialty physician groups in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area.

“Sherry brings a wealth of knowledge to this role, as evidenced by her experience with other large physician groups,” says Carol Burrell, president and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System.  “I look forward to her leadership of NGPG and the exceptional primary and specialty care it provides in communities across our region.”

Dorsey received her MBA from the University of Alabama and started her career in Atlanta, where she worked for The Emory Clinic until 1991.

“I’m excited to be back in Georgia, especially with this great opportunity to lead an expanding organization like NGPG,” says Dorsey.  “I’ve worked with NGPG physicians, leadership, and other group employees for the past two weeks, and their passion for delivering excellent health care is unrivaled.”

When she’s not working, Dorsey enjoys being involved in the community.  During her time in Tampa Bay, she served 11 years on the Hillsborough County Healthcare Advisory Board and was actively involved in several community organizations supporting homeless and abused women and children.  Dorsey has a 23-year-old daughter, Katharine, who recently graduated from the University of Miami and now works with a political consulting firm in Washington, D.C.