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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Governing Boards ​​

Floyd Medical Center, Cherokee Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and their affiliates are governed by eight boards with distinct roles: 

  • Cedartown-Polk County Hospital Authority
  • Floyd Cherokee Medical Center LLC
  • Floyd Emergency Physicians LLC
  • Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.
  • Floyd Healthcare Resources Inc.
  • Floyd Physicians LLC
  • Hospital Authority of Floyd County
  • Polk Medical Center Inc. 

Board Members

The eight governing boards are composed of community leaders who oversee the business and financial operations of the hospitals and their affiliates.​​

Carl J. Herring, M.D.

Dr. Carl HerringChairman, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.​​




Kay V. Chumbler

Kay ChumblerChairman, Floyd Cherokee Medical Center LLC
Vice Chairman, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.
Member, Polk Medical Center Inc.



Mark W. Man​is

Mark ManisChairman, Floyd Healthcare​ Resources Inc.
Member, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.​



David W. Johnson

David JohnsonChairman, Hospital Authority of Floyd County
Member, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.​



W. Frank Shelley

Frank ShelleyChairman, Polk Medical Center Inc.
Chairman, ​Cedartown-Polk Hospital Authority
​​​Member, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.​



Wright W. Bagby, Jr.

Wright BagbyMember, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.
Member, Hospital Authority of Floyd County




John Bennett

John Bennett Vice Chairman, Hospital Authority of Floyd County
Member, Floyd Healthcare Resources Inc.




George Bosworth, ​M.D.​​

Dr. George BosworthPast Chairman, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc. 
Member, Floyd Healthcare Resources Inc. 
Member, Floyd Cherokee Medical Center LLC
Member, Polk Medical Center Inc.​

Todd Bussey

Todd BusseyMember, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.
Member, Polk Medical Center Inc.
Member, Cedartown-Polk Hospital Authority​



James E. Collins, Jr., M.D.

Dr. James CollinsMember, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.





D. Lee Cummings

Lee CummingsMember, Polk Medical Center Inc.
Member, Cedartown-Polk County Hospital Authority​




Katie M. Dempsey

Katie DempseyMember, Floyd Healthcare Resources Inc.





Denise Downer-McKinney

Denise Downer-McKinneyMember, Hospital Authority of Floyd County
Member, Floyd Healthcare Resources Inc.​




David Early

David EarlyMember, Floyd Cherokee Medical Center Inc.





Darroll F. Freeman

Darroll FreemanMember, Polk Medical Center Inc.
Member, Cedartown-Polk County Hospital Authority




Garry E. Fricks

Garry FricksMember, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.





Neil E. Gordon, M.D.

Dr. Neil GordonMember, Polk Medical Center Inc.
Member, Cedartown-Polk Hospital Authority​




J. Daniel Hanks, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Dan HanksMember, Floyd Healthcare Resources Inc.
Member, Hospital Authority of Floyd County​​​



Ken Haynes

Ken HaynesMember, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.





Robert H. Holcombe, Jr., M.D.

​​​ Dr. Robert HolcombeMember, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.





Cha​d A. Hopper

Chad HopperMember, Floyd Cherokee Medical Center LLC​





Jay Howell

Jay HowellMember, Floyd Cherokee Medical Center LLC​




​Trey Kelley

Trey KelleyMember, Polk Medical Center Inc.
Member, Cedartown-Polk County Hospital Authority




Johna M. Lindsey

Johna LindseyMember, Floyd Cherokee Medical Center LLC





Britt Madden

Britt MaddenMember, Polk Medical Center Inc.
Member, Cedartown-Polk County Hospital Authority




W. David Newby

​​David NewbyMember, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.
Member, Floyd Healthcare Resources
Member, Hospital Authority of Floyd County



Dee B. Russell M.D.

Dr. Dee RussellVice Chairman, Floyd Healthcare Resources Inc.
Member, Hospital Authority of Floyd County 




Chris Shepha​rd

Kris ShepherdMember, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.





P. Joel Snider

Joel SniderMember, Floyd Healthcare Resources Inc.





Kurt Stuenkel

Kurt StuenkelMember, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.
Secretary, ex-officio non-voting officer, Floyd Healthcare Resources Inc. 
Member, Floyd Cherokee Medical Center LLC 
Member, Polk Medical Center Inc.​​​​​

Shannon Joe Vaughn, M.D.​

Dr. Joe Vaughn​Member, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.





Sondi Smith Vest

Sondi Smith VestMember, Polk Medical Center Inc.
Member, Cedartown-Polk Hospital Authority




Rhonda S. Wallace

Rhonda WallaceMember, Floyd Healthcare Management Inc.​





​Harold W. Wyatt, Jr.​​

Harold WyattChairman Emeritus, Polk Medical Center Inc.
Chairman Emeritus, Cedartown-Polk County Hospital Authority