Dr. Ann Addison to Retire as CEO of Primary Care of Southwest Ga.

Published 4:35 pm Friday, April 20, 2018

The Primary Care of Southwest GA, Inc. (PCSG) Board of Directors has announced the retirement of Dr. Ann Addison, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective June 3, 2018. The Board has named Angie McVey, PCSG’s current Chief Operating Officer, to serve as Interim CEO beginning June 4 and throughout the search and interview process to fill the position.

Dr. Ann Addison, PhD has served as PCSG’s CEO for the past 11 years after retiring as Deputy District Health Director of Public Health over 14 counties in Southwest GA.

In 2007, PCSG had been open for one year with 10 employees and two providers serving 1,400 patients. Because of Dr. Addison’s innovative drive, exemplary leadership skills and spirit of excellence, she and her management team have successfully opened five additional sites spanning South Georgia from Early County to Brooks County and added 78 employees serving nearly 12,000 patients in 2017. 

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Dr. Addison is respected throughout Georgia and the nation serving on numerous non-profit boards. She is recognized as a leader nationally as evidenced by her role as a consultant for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Primary Health Care providing compliance site visits to other health centers across the nation.

“This was a difficult decision for me”, stated Dr. Addison, “while I am excited and look forward to spending more time with my husband of 46 years, my children and my two grandchildren, I love my PCSG family and the patients we serve and I will miss them very much”. Throughout her healthcare career, Dr. Addison also served as a missionary to Uganda providing healthcare in rural remote villages, was opening speaker at a conference in Kampala for Episcopal Priests and was Minister of Music for many churches where her Father served as Pastor.