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Georgia Hospital Association President Earl Rogers

Earl Rogers promoted to president of Georgia Hospital Association, and other moves

By Modern Healthcare
Posted: January 12, 2013 - 12:01 am ET


The Georgia Hospital Association promoted Earl Rogers to president and CEO to replace longtime leader Joseph Parker. Parker, who has served as the GHA's president and CEO since 1986, announced his retirement last July. Rogers, 59, will step into the role July 1. He currently serves as the association's senior VP of government relations. Before joining the GHA in 2005, Rogers was senior VP of government affairs for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, which that year helped push through a controversial tort reform package.

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