July 31,2020, MACON, GA – Mercer University interviews Dr. Allen Lee, CEO of SouthlandMD, on bringing quality medical services to rural Georgia. Dr. Lee wanted to provide high quality medical care to patients. But he saw how the outsourced physicians working in the emergency departments were a transient group who often weren’t emergency medicine-trained or invested in the direction of the hospital. The hospitals had limited resources and finances and were grappling with patient complaints, bad outcomes and other issues.
“Mercer School of Medicine asks you to serve the smaller communities in medicine, and I never questioned that I would do that. I knew I’d be working in smaller towns, but it turns out I staff and manage emergency departments and hospitalist programs in about 40 or so of these places, and they’re all these little rural communities of Georgia.,” Lee said.
SouthlandMD was started so providers including himself could be more hands-on and help bridge the gap between the clinicians and administrators. The company’s goal is for people to be able to stay in their own communities to receive quality medical care.
Please read the full article at den.mercer.edu.