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Healthcare Georgia Foundation Announces Appointment of New Board Member


  Toni Almasy
Avatar Communications, Inc.

Dr. Francis J. Tedesco,  former president of the
Medical Collge of Georgia, joins Board of Directors


Atlanta, Georgia May 22, 2007 – Healthcare Georgia Foundation today announced the appointment of Dr. Francis J. Tedesco to its Board of Directors. Tedesco, a Derby, Connecticut native and most recently, the former President of the Medical College of Georgia (1988 – 2001), joined the Board of Directors in April 2007.

“Healthcare Georgia Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Francis Tedesco to its Board of Directors,” said Foundation president, Gary D. Nelson. “His wealth of experience and passion in health care and health policy are a tremendous asset to our organization, and we look forward the impact of his influence and leadership on these issues.”

About Francis J. Tedesco, MD
Francis J. Tedesco, MD, served as the President of the Medical College of Georgia from July 1, 1988 until his retirement in 2001. A graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine (cum laude), he is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine with a certification in gastroenterology. Dr. Tedesco has also served as Chairman of National Digestive Disease Advisory Board of the National Institutes of Health, President of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and as Chairman of the Health Strategies Council (1992 – 2001). From 1992 to 2001, he served as Chairman of the state’s Health Strategies Council. The Committee, a governor-appointed position, studies and makes recommendations to the Governor on the health care needs of Georgians.

About Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, private independent foundation located in Atlanta, Georgia. The Foundation’s mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities. Through its strategic grantmaking, Healthcare Georgia Foundation supports organizations that drive positive change, promotes programs that improve health and healthcare among underserved individuals and communities, and connects people, partners and resources across Georgia. For more information, please visit the Foundation online at: