Jon-Paul Croom is President of WellStar North Fulton Hospital. In his role, Croom oversees day-to-day operations at the hospital and works closely with the WellStar North Fulton team to grow services at the hospital and bring world-class healthcare to the North Fulton community.
In 2016, North Fulton Hospital became part of WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia. Upon joining WellStar, the hospital became a not-for-profit and has made improvements to better serve patients. Investments in the hospital include new physicians and procedures, new cutting-edge diagnostic imaging and renovation and expansion projects.
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 and was a member of the Clinton Rotary Club.
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 lives in the area with his wife and three children.