June 12, 2018
Dr. George Eric Harrison, MD, MMM has been named Chief Medical Officer at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Georgia. In his new role, Dr. Harrison will be responsible for and oversee all clinical quality and patient safety measures, medical staff relations, and clinical integration strategies for Fairview Park Hospital.
"Dr. Harrison is an exceptional candidate having extensive expertise and an accomplished background as a physician leader," said Don Avery, President and CEO. "With his insight and experience, he will help lead Fairview Park Hospital to the next level of excellence in patient care and help shape high quality healthcare in the Middle Georgia area."
Dr. Harrison has over 20 years of clinical and leadership experience. He came to Fairview Park Hospital in 2015 as a Co-Director of the Hospitalist Program. Prior to Fairview Park Hospital, he operated and managed Urgent Cares, Family Practices and Hospitalist Practices in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Dr. Harrison has served as Hospitalist Medical Director in several hospitals within South Carolina and Georgia which has allowed him to gain a vast array of hospital operational experience and fulfill many leadership roles. He maintains active memberships in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Society of Hospital Medicine and the American Academy of Physician Leaders.
Born and raised in Swainsboro, Emanuel County Georgia, he attended Alabama State University after High School where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and a Master of Education in Mathematics. He taught High School Geometry and Chemistry prior to obtaining his Doctor of Medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine as a National Health Service Corps Scholar. From there he went to Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC where he completed his residency and initial Board Certification in Family Medicine. Dr. Harrison also holds a Master of Medical Management from Tulane University.
Dr. Harrison is married to his college sweetheart Ida Kathryn (Kae), an Education Administrator and they are the proud parents of three sons - George (Gee), Greysen (Grey) and Ean.