Presbyterian Homes of Georgia is excited and pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alex Patterson of Watkinsville, Georgia as the organizations new CEO and President. Alex has served Presbyterian Homes for the last ten years, first as the Senior Executive Director of the Presbyterian Home and Retirement Community in Quitman, GA and more recently as Vice President with primary responsibility for the development of the Athens campus a new Life Plan Community in Oconee County, which is scheduled to open by late 2020.
Patterson has spent his entire professional career in the hospital and health care industry. He served as a skilled nursing home administrator in South Carolina and Georgia for Pruitt Corporation, Laurel Baye Healthcare, and HMR-Advantage Healthcare. Immediately prior to joining the Presbyterian Homes of Georgia, Patterson served as the Chief System Officer of South Georgia Medical Center, a regional hospital in Valdosta Georgia.
He is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business with both a Bachelor and Masters of Business Administration.
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Glenn Doak of Athens, says, “The board is thrilled to have Alex Patterson with his broad knowledge of Presbyterian Homes and his keen insight in new and expanding directions in all aspects of senior care as the new leader of Presbyterian Homes of Georgia.”
Presbyterian Homes of Georgia was founded in 1949 and operates five facilities for senior care including two Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Quitman and Austell and three HUD apartments in Buckhead, Decatur and Swainsboro. PHGA is a non-profit Christian ministry in a covenant relationship with the Presbyterian churches of Georgia.
Patterson will start on February 1, 2020. He is replacing the organizations retiring CEO and President Dr. Frank McElroy, Jr. who has served the organization for 48 years.