Small and Rural

There are 66 acute-care small and rural hospitals, including 16 certified critical access hospitals (CAHs) in THA’s Small and Rural Constituency Section. THA is responsible for developing rural programs, initiatives and other support services for Tennessee’s small and rural hospitals to better improve their clinical, financial and operational performance.

THA’s constituency section on rural health also identifies healthcare policy issues that affect small and rural hospitals, develops educational programs and networking opportunities, legislative and regulatory information, seeks grant funding and other financial opportunities, and serves as liaison to the Rural Health Association of Tennessee, Tennessee Department of Health, professional boards and national organizations, such as the National Rural Health Association, American Hospital Association and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

THA Small or Rural Hospital Constituency Section Executive Committee

The THA Small or Rural Hospital Constituency Section assists the THA Board of Directors in addressing issues impacting the delivery of quality healthcare services by rural and small hospitals, and advocating for appropriate solutions to those issues. The composition of this committee is structured in accordance with the Small & Rural Hospital Constituency Section bylaws.

Chair
Timothy McGill
Chief Executive Officer
Livingston Regional Hospital
PO Box 550
Livingston, TN 38570-0550
Direct Phone: 931-403-2100
Email: tim.mcgill@lpnt.net
Expiration: 4/1/2016

At-Large Position
Paul Betz
Chief Operating Officer
Maury Regional Medical Center
1224 Trotwood Avenue
Columbia, TN 38401-4802
Direct Phone: 931-380-4002
Email: pbetz@mauryregional.com
Expiration: 4/1/2017

Administrator
Susan Breeden
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon
631 R.B. Wilson Drive
Huntingdon, TN 38344-1727
Direct Phone: 731-986-7280
Email: susan.breeden@bmhcc.org
Expiration: 4/1/2016

At-Large Position
Kennedy Croom
Chief Executive Officer Rhea Medical Center
9400 Rhea County Highway
Dayton, TN 37321-7922
Direct Phone: 423-775-8585
Email: kcroom@rheamedical.org
Expiration: 4/1/2016

At-Large Position
Thomas Gee
Chief Executive Officer
Henry County Medical Center
301 Tyson Avenue
Paris, TN 38242-4544
Direct Phone: 731-644-8537
Email: tgee@hcmc-tn.org
Expiration: 4/1/2016

At-Large Position
Rod Harkleroad
Administrator
Riverview Regional Medical Center
158 Hospital Drive
Carthage, TN 37030-1096
Direct Phone: 615-735-5150
Email: rod.harkleroad@lpnt.net
Expiration: 4/1/2017

Immediate Past Chair
Scott Tongate
Chief Financial Officer
Rural Community Hospitals of America
1100 Main Street, Suite 2350
Kansas City, MO 64105
Direct Phone: 816-802-6110
Email: stongate@hmccah.com
Expiration: 4/1/2016

At-Large Position
Karen Utley
Vice President
System Services West Tennessee Healthcare
620 Skyline Drive
Jackson, TN 38301-3901
Direct Phone: 731-541-6748
Email: karen.utley@wth.org
Expiration: 4/1/2016

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