President and Chief Executive Officer

Mike was appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2014, after having served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) from 2009-2013. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

As COO, Mike had responsibility for hospital operations, quality improvement, supply chain, revenue cycle, managed care operations, and labor productivity initiatives as well as having significant involvement in merger and acquisition activities.

Mike’s career in healthcare began in 1989 with the role of Controller for a hospital in Statesville, North Carolina. Later, he served as CFO at various facilities for HCA, which culminated in his being named CFO for the Chattanooga Market and then the Cumberland Division. In 1998, he became Vice President of Operations for Province Healthcare, where he oversaw financial operations for 11 hospitals before moving to LifePoint in 1999 as a founding member. As Senior Vice President & Group President for LifePoint, he led two operating divisions with 24 hospitals.

Mike is a graduate of the Nashville Health Care Council’s 2014 Fellows Class. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Federation of American Hospitals, which represents over 1,100 hospitals, as well as on the organization’s Rural Hospital Committee.

Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). He has also earned a Lean Healthcare certificate from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. His civic activities have included serving on the Boards for Big Brother Big Sister organizations in two states as well as volunteering with the United Way. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Williamson County. Mike and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters.