Longtime healthcare executive James McAfee Jr., who among other prominent positions was former chairman and president of Hallmark Healthcare Corp., died Wednesday at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, after suffering a heart attack. He was 65. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta. As chief of Hallmark from 1987 through 1994, McAfee led a restructuring that culminated in a $161 million merger with Community Health Systems, Brentwood, Tenn. During his career, McAfee also served as executive vice president at Charter Medical Corp. and senior vice president at Hospital Affiliates International. He was a former member of the American Hospital Association board of trustees and also of the Federation of American Hospitals board of governors. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Townsend; his son, Thomas; and daughter-in-law, Julie Crangle. -- by Joseph Mantone
Healthcare exec McAfee dies, memorial scheduled
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