Emory Healthcare | DeKalb Medical

Dr. Bryce Gartland of Emory Healthcare and Jim Forstner of DeKalb Medical

On September 30, we’re joined by Emory Healthcare Hospital Group President, Dr. Bryce Gartland and DeKalb Medical President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Forstner.

Dr. Bryce Gartland, Emory Healthcare Hospital Group President

Bryce Gartland, MD, is Hospital Group President and Co-Chief of Clinical Operations, Emory Healthcare, a role in which he is accountable for overall performance and achievement at all of Emory Healthcare’s seven hospitals. He served formerly as CEO of Emory University Hospital.

Gartland joined Emory as a physician in 2005, practicing in hospital medicine. He has held several leadership roles in his specialty area and in hospital operations. In 2012, Gartland assumed the position of COO at Emory University Hospital, serving in that role till mid 2015, when he was named CEO. He has played key roles in numerous accomplishments, including the hospital’s stellar University HealthSystem Consortium rankings for quality and safety achievements, Magnet accreditation for nursing excellence, and the successful treatment of four patients diagnosed with Ebola virus disease.

In 2014, Gartland was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Up & Comers. The annual list showcases 12 health care professionals, ages 40 and under, who have shown leadership qualities and business acumen that stand out among their peers, colleagues and hospital administrators.

Jim Forstner, DeKalb Medical President and Chief Executive Officer

Forstner joined DeKalb Medical in 2004 as Executive Director of Contracting and Revenue Management and, soon thereafter, his role expanded as the Executive Director of Revenue Cycle. In 2010, Forstner’s role expanded and he took on responsibility for our leading service lines: Cardiovascular Services, Imaging and Post-Acute Care.

In late 2012, Forstner was appointed the Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for the healthcare system, and in 2014 was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. He brought a fresh approach to growing service lines and integrating with physicians in the community.

He was an honors undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill, earning a Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Administration. He went on to earn a Master’s of Science in health policy, planning, and financing from the University of London’s School of Economics. He worked for two years at UNC Memorial and three years as a Senior Consultant for Arthur Anderson and BearingPoint Consulting in revenue management prior to joining DeKalb Medical.