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North Fulton Hospital welcomes new governing board members 
Karen Zitomer 
Thursday, 14 February 2013 
Leah Tobin, M.D.; Mark Gravlee, M.D., and Michael Jurgens, M.D. 
North Fulton Hospital is pleased to welcome its newest members to the hospital's governing board: Leah Tobin, M.D., family physician; Mark Gravlee, M.D., acute care surgeon; and Michael Jurgens, M.D., radiologist and Chief of Staff for the hospital.

Dr. Tobin earned degrees in biology and history before going on to The Medical College of Virginia, where she earned her medical degree. She completed her residency at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah. She has worked at North Atlanta Primary Care in Alpharetta since July 2005 as a family physician with special interests in diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, women’s health, and child and adolescent health.

Dr. Gravlee received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1986. After one year of general surgery internship at Caraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Dr. Gravlee then completed his surgical residency training at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center in Jacksonville. He has more than 20 years of experience providing quality surgical care and treatment and specializes in cancer, trauma, endocrine, and abdominal surgeries. In 2007, Dr. Gravlee established Rock Bridge Surgical Institute. He presently serves as an acute care surgeon for North Fulton Hospital.

Dr. Jurgens earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University, his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and completed his residency in radiology at the University of Florida. Dr. Jurgens is a radiologist with Roswell Radiology Associates, which provides diagnostic imaging services through North Fulton Hospital’s Radiology Department and the Roswell Imaging Center. He is serving as Chief of Staff for the 2013-2014 term. In this role, he plays a central administrative and leadership role in the coordination of patient care at the hospital.

Individuals elected to the board commit to a three-year term, and can serve two consecutive terms. They are selected based on their overall commitment to the hospital and the communities in which they work and live.

During their term, members assist administration by providing oversight of the hospital’s Performance Improvement Program, approval of medical staff members, and ensure that the hospital is meeting its overall commitment to the community.



About North Fulton Hospital

North Fulton Hospital (NFH), part of Tenet Georgia, is a 202-bed, acute-care hospital located on Highway 9, Alpharetta Highway, in Roswell.  Opened in 1983, NFH serves North Fulton and surrounding counties through its team of more than 1,000 employees, 400 staff physicians and 200 volunteers.  NFH is a state-designated Level II trauma center and provides a continuum of services through its centers and programs, including neurosciences, women’s health services, orthopedics, rehabilitation, surgical services, gastroenterology and oncology.  The hospital is fully accredited and is also recognized by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer as an Accredited Cancer Program, as well as being certified as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.


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