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New Medical Director for Emergency Department

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  • Written By: Kim Golden-Benner

Eugene HarrisEugene Harris, III, MD, Announced as New Medical Director of Southern Regional Medical Center Emergency Services

Role is part of new partnership with Legacy Physician Partners

Southern Regional Medical Center has entered into a new partnership with Legacy Physician Partners for the hospital’s Emergency Services Unit. This new physician endeavor will be led by Eugene Harris, III, MD, who has been named as the Medical Director of Southern Regional’s Emergency Services.

“Southern Regional is pleased to join forces with Legacy Physician Partners under the direction of Dr. Harris and will work in partnership as we continue our drive for service excellence,” stated Charlotte Dupré, President and CEO of Southern Regional Medical Center. “We’re looking forward to implementing new initiatives as we work collaboratively to meet and exceed the everyday challenges in the Emergency Department.”

Dr. Harris earned his Medical Doctorate from Emory University School of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Detroit Medical Center. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and is an American Board of Emergency Medicine Diplomat. Since 2007, he has honed his expertise as an emergency medicine physician working in various Emergency Departments in Georgia. In addition, he has achieved more than 10 years of administrative leadership experience in emergency services.

“I am truly excited to partner with Legacy Physician Partners and Southern Regional Medical Center,” said Dr. Harris. “I hope to inspire our team to reach new heights in patient care and satisfaction for this deserving community. By committing to excellence and having dignity in each encounter we will create a culture of compassion. “

Chris Kelly, Chairman and CEO of Legacy Physician Partners added, “We are thrilled to partner with Southern Regional Medical Center. We look forward to working with an exceptional team of physicians and advanced practitioners led by Dr. Harris to help our partners achieve high-quality, patient-centered solutions for the efficient operation of their Emergency Department.”

Southern Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department sees, on average, 60,000 unique visits per year and is known to the residents of Riverdale and southern Atlanta for high-quality, compassionate care. The 331-bed hospital continues to undergo extensive renovations and add service lines to meet the needs of the community it serves.