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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.


Bachelor of Science, University of 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, Georgia, 1971-1975;associate administrator, Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, Georgia, 1975-1980;associate executive director, Kennestone Regional Healthcare Sys., Marietta, 1980-1983;administrator, Chief Executive Officer, South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, 1984-1994;president, South Georgia Health Alliance, Inc., Valdosta, since 1989;president, Lanier Health Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Valdosta, since 1992;president, Chief Executive Officer, South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, since 1996.


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

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


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, hunting.


Married Rebecca Owens, August 27, 1966. Children: Amy L., John S. Junior, Emily R.