Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Appoints President and Chief Administrative Officer

Published: Thursday, September 7, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – After an extensive national search and interview process, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) recently appointed Daniel Tuffy as president and chief administrative officer.

Tuffy most recently served as vice president of Operations for CaroMont Medical Group in Gastonia, North Carolina – a system with more than 600,000 annual patient visits, 40 practice locations and 250 providers. In his role, Tuffy worked in conjunction with the health system’s president and CEO to identify, develop and implement new programs to enhance and expand the organization’s services.

“I’m very excited and ready to lead an awarded organization like NGPG,” says Tuffy. “I already see the passion for community, leadership and exceptional patient care from offices, staff and providers.”

Tuffy holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida, as well as a master’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He and his wife, Bethany, have two young children – nine and four years old.

“Daniel brings a wealth of knowledge to this role, including experience aligning providers with a large, non-profit community hospital,” says Carol Burrell, president and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS).  “I look forward to his leadership of NGPG and the exceptional primary and specialty care it provides in communities across our region.”



Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) brings together more than 350 talented physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives and other clinical staff at more than 65 locations across North Georgia. As the state’s sixth-largest physician group, we always have a practice nearby to offer you expert care, close to home. Our talented providers represent more than 25 specialties ranging from family medicine and internal medicine for primary care to advanced surgical specialties, neurosciences, orthopedics, psychiatry, urgent care and more. See the full list of specialties and locations, and meet our providers, at

NGPG is affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), which serves more than 800,000 people in more than 13 counties across the region. As part of NGHS, patients of NGPG have a direct connection to Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s three hospital campuses in Gainesville, Braselton and Barrow County. Learn more about our awarded services at