Welcome to the CMGMA Website!

Welcome to Chattanooga Medical Group Management Association (CMGMA), we are very glad you stopped by. 
Our organization is a local group of healthcare management personnel, dedicated to promoting learning, networking and educational opportunities for professionals working with medical groups. We are affiliated with the Tennessee Medical Group Management Association (TMGMA) and, like our local chapters, are committed to advancing the
professional management of the healthcare industry in Tennessee.

Our members are local managers and other healthcare professionals who come together monthly to openly share their knowledge and experience.  The comradery and friendships that are built not only aid the professional development of our members, but also truly make what we do fun. 

CMGMA’s monthly meetings, although virtual recently, are moving back to in person events and are focused on bringing the latest news from the legislative issues facing us, to operational aspects or our day-to-day jobs, to changes in employment and labor laws.  Our speakers are experts in their respective fields and gladly share with us their specific acumen and welcome questions.  Our meetings are also a great way to meet and network with other managers and develop lasting relationships.  CMGMA’s greatest resource, and quite frankly, our biggest benefit, is our membership and the wealth of experience that they bring to the table.  If there is a challenge that you may face in your position, someone in CMGMA has most likely experienced it and successfully conquered it. 

We welcome you to join us and share your thoughts, ideas and experience and give us the opportunity to learn from you.  If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact any of us.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.



Charles J. Lathram, III, CMPE

President, CMGMA 2022

Chief Administrative Officer

Galen Medical Group

(423) 308-0521