WellStar recently named Jon-Paul Croom president of WellStar North Fulton Hospital. In his new role, Croom will oversee day-to-day operations at the hospital and work closely with the WellStar North Fulton team to grow services at the hospital and bring world-class healthcare to the North Fulton community.
“North Fulton is a diverse and thriving community,” said Carrie Owen Plietz, FACHE, executive vice president and chief operation officer of WellStar’s Hospital Division. “It is important that we continue to grow access to healthcare in the community, so North Fulton residents can stay close to home to receive their medical care. We are excited to welcome Jon-Paul Croom to WellStar North Fulton Hospital. He is the right person to take care of our patients and lead this hospital into the future.”
Croom joins the hospital as it comes on one year as part of WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia. Upon joining WellStar, the hospital became a not-for-profit. Investments in the hospital include new physicians and procedures, new cutting-edge diagnostic imaging and renovation and expansion projects.
“I am excited to join the North Fulton community,” said Jon-Paul Croom. “WellStar North Fulton Hospital has done great work to care for our patients. The hospital has made great progress over the past year as part of WellStar. I look forward to continuing to improve the health of our patients and their community.”
Croom previously served as CEO for the 429-bed Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC) in Jackson, Miss. At CMMC, Croom was regarded as a team builder, using daily team huddles focused on delivering care that exceeded patient expectations while working to improve access to needed services. Croom opened the only burn center in Mississippi and increased the availability of inpatient psychiatric services at the facility.
Croom was also CEO for Merit Health Rankin in Brandon, Miss., chief operating officer for Clearview Regional Medical Center in Monroe, Ga., and chief operating officer for Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia. Additionally, he served on the board of the Mississippi chapter of March of Dimes.
Croom received his bachelor’s degree from Mercer University, in Macon, Ga. and a master’s degree in both business administration and health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Croom has family in Roswell and will live in the city with his wife and three children.