Emory Healthcare | DeKalb Medical

Jim Forstner and Dr. Frank Brown of Emory Healthcare

On September 29, we’re joined by Emory Healthcare’s CEO, Jim Forstner, and Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer, Dr. Frank Brown.

Jim Forstner, Emory Healthcare 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.

DeKalb Medical officially became a part of the Emory Healthcare system on September 1, 2018. As part of the integration, DeKalb Medical’s hospital on North Decatur Road is now named Emory Decatur Hospital; DeKalb Medical Hillandale is now Emory Hillandale Hospital; DeKalb Medical Long-Term Acute Care at Downtown Decatur is named Emory Long-Term Acute Care. Forstner, who has served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of DeKalb Medical since 2016, has been named CEO of the three newest hospitals. 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.

Frank W. Brown, MD, Emory Healthcare Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer

Vice-Chairman for Clinical Affairs
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Chief Quality Officer
Emory University Hospital

Frank W. Brown, M.D. oversees the development and maintenance of quality of care processes within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and at the Emory Wesley Woods Hospital. Dr. Brown is the Chief Quality Officer at Emory University Hospital.  Dr. Brown is also a practicing geriatric psychiatrist.