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John Selby Bowling

John Selby Bowling, American hospital administrator. Decorated Commendation medal.


  • Bowling, John Selby was born on November 6, 1944 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States. Son of Selby Clark and Ochie Mae (Sumrall) Bowling.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Southern Mississippi, 1966. Master in Hospital Administration, Medical College Virginia, 1971.


    • Administrative resident Hamilton Memorial Hospital, Dalton, Georgia, 1970-1971. Assistant administrator Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, 1971-1975, associate administrator, 1975-1980. Associate executive director Kennestone Regional Healthcare Systems, 1980-1983.

      Administrator, Chief Executive Officer South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, 1984-1994. President South Georgia Health Alliance, Inc., since 1989, Lanier Health Services, Inc., Valdosta, since 1992. President, Chief Executive Officer South Georgia Medical Center, since 1996.


    Chairman administrative board 1st United Methodist Church, Valdosta, 1989-1990. Chairman board directors Valdosta Vocational/Technology School, 1989-1992. Board directors United Way, Valdosta, 1985-1989, campaign vice chairman, 1994, campaign chairman, 1995.

    1st lieutenant United States Army, 1967-1969. Fellow American College Healthcare Executives (regent 1990-1994). Member American Hospital Association, Georgia Hospital Association (chairman 1996, president Southwest district 1988), Voluntary Hospitals American (chairman elect 1989-1992, chairman 1992-1995).



    Fishing, hunting.


    • Married Rebecca Owens, August 27, 1966. Children: Amy L., John S. Junior, Emily R.
    • father: Selby Clark Bowling
    • mother: Ochie Mae (Sumrall) Bowling
    • spouse: Rebecca Owens
    • children: Amy L. Bowling
    • John S. Junior Bowling
    • Emily R. Bowling
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    Born November 6, 1944
    (age 73)