By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Dr. Bedri Yusuf named Gwinnett Medical Group VP and Chief Physician Executive

Lawrenceville – Dr. Bedri Yusuf has been named to the newly created position of Vice President and Chief Physician Executive for Gwinnett Medical Group (GMG), an affiliate of Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC).

Dr. Yusuf’s appointment to the new position continues GMC’s commitment to combining medical and management competencies at leadership levels throughout the health system.  Dr. Yusuf has previously served as vice president of the GMC medical staff and as co-director of the hospital’s hospitalist program, which he joined in 2006.

“Dr. Yusuf embodies the perspectives and abilities we want to deploy at leadership levels throughout GMC,” said Phil Wolfe president and CEO of GMC. “He is a proven leader with a passion for improving every aspect of the way we deliver healthcare.”

Gwinnett Medical Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gwinnett Health System, Inc., and is made up of numerous medical practices, including family practitioners, pediatricians, OB/GYN practitioners, cardiovascular physicians, neurologists and others.  In his new role with GMG, Dr. Yusuf will work with the group’s executive director, Steven A. Rubin, and will share responsibility for the group’s overall operations and performance.

Rubin said Dr. Yusuf will have primary responsibility for “quality, safety, standards of care, clinical resource utilization, provider behaviors, provider performance management, clinical transformation and provider alignment, among other duties.”    

“Many of his responsibilities are based around clinical quality improvement and patient care efficiency as well as population health management initiatives, which impact the health outcomes of those patients who depend on GMG physicians for care,” Rubin added.

Dr. Yusuf earned his medical degree from Addis Ababa University in Gondor, Ethiopia. He has also graduated with an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts and had previously been awarded his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He plays a critical role in GMC’s ongoing patient safety improvement program and has served as chairman of GMC’s Medical Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Committee since 2013. He will also continue to serve as a hospitalist on a limited basis.

About Gwinnett Medical Group
To meet the growing needs of our community, Gwinnett Medical Center created Gwinnett Medical Group (GMG). GMG serves as a seamless continuum of healthcare services, including primary and specialty care, set in easily- accessible locations. GMG physicians bring expertise and compassionate care to a range of specialties. To learn more, visit gwinnettmedicalgroup.com.

About Gwinnett Health System
Gwinnett Health System (GHS) is the parent company of Gwinnett Medical Center, Gwinnett Medical Group and Sequent Health Physician Partners. GHS employs 5,000 associates and has 800 affiliated physicians serving more than 400,000 patients annually. Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) is a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit healthcare network with acute-care hospitals in Lawrenceville and Duluth. Additional facilities include: the Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion, the Gwinnett Extended Care Center, Glancy Rehabilitation Center, outpatient health centers and surgical centers, imaging centers and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy facilities.  

To learn more about how GMC is transforming healthcare, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org