We are a multi-specialty health care organization with an outstanding team providing medical, dental, behavioral health, outreach, pharmacy, vision, telehealth, and diagnostic services to residents throughout the Chattahoochee Valley region.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in accordance with the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act, as amended, sections 224(g)-(n) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n), deems Valley Healthcare System, Inc. to be an employee of the PHS which provides liability protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)
Our goal is to provide comprehensive primary health care, selected specialties and referral services to the population of the Chattahoochee Valley area regardless of circumstances. We focus on being patient-centered and providing whole-person, team-based care. Through this mission the Center will: minimize barriers of access; increase patient awareness and treatment compliance; provide prevention, education, patient support, and research programs; educate the public on health care issues; ensure operational effectiveness and financial viability; develop integrated services networks with other provider organizations; facilitate community participation in the health care planning process and; contribute directly to the economic growth and stability of the local area.
Sarah Lang joined the Valley Healthcare System in 1994 as the Chief Executive officer. She came to Columbus from Lansing, Michigan where she held the position as Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Primary Care Association, a statewide non-profit healthcare member organization.
Kimberly Brown-Gullatt, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Brown-Gullatt has served as VHCS’s Chief Medical Officer since 12/2017, after serving in a staff physician role for VHCS since 2011. Dr. Brown-Gullatt has 17 years of experience as a Physician. Her experience includes serving as Associate Physician for Columbus Clinic Private Practice, Staff Physician for Columbus Family Medicine Associates, Physician Consultant for Columbus Health Department, Staff Physician for Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine, and Resident Physician for Columbus Regional Medical Center. She received her M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from Xavier University of New Orleans. She completed residency and training through the Family Practice Residency Program at Columbus Regional Medical Center, and is Board-certified in Family Medicine.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kirkpatrick has of 25 years in health care finance and operations. He has held positions as CFO, Director of Physician Operations, Financial Analyst and Director of Due Diligence. He has provided support in both outpatient clinic and inpatient hospital settings, working in large urban and small rural hospitals. Responsible for the financial and operational management of as many as eight clinics and 22 physicians. He has been Project Manager for the implementation of EHR systems, creation of annual budgetary goals, business development and RVU metrics for physician practices.