Logan Memorial Hospital Names New CEO

9/27/2012

Russellville, Ky.  – Logan Memorial Hospital (LMH) announced today that Jim Bills has been appointed its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective November 5, 2012. Bills will replace Ron Tyrer, interim CEO for LifePoint Hospitals.

“Jim Bills is one of LifePoint’s brightest leaders,” said Tom Weiss, president of LifePoint Hospitals’ Continental Division, of which Logan Memorial Hospital is a part.  “He has extensive hospital administrative experience and I am confident he is the best candidate to lead Logan Memorial into the future. We are fortunate to have him on the team.” 

Bills comes to LMH from Raleigh General Hospital (RGH) in Beckley, W.Va. – another LifePoint facility – where he has served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) since 2008. During his tenure at RGH, he was an asset to the development and execution of the hospital’s strategic plan, and is credited with overseeing the construction of RGH’s four-story, $30 million medical office building that opened in 2009. While serving as COO for RGH, Bills also completed a six-week assignment as interim CEO for LifePoint’s Wythe County Community Hospital in Wytheville, Va.

“Jim has a strong background in hospital operations and leadership,” said Johnny White, Chairman of the Logan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. “He has a proven track record in developing and executing effective strategic plans to enhance the role of a hospital in its community, and I am eager to see where he leads LMH in the future.”

Prior to his time at RGH, Bills worked for HCA in roles including Chief Financial Officer of Texas Orthopedic Hospital in Houston from 2003 to 2008, Controller for Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., from 2000 to 2003, and internal audit and consulting manager for the company’s corporate office from 1999 to 2000.  He also worked with Ernst & Young from 1997 to 1999.

Bills earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi. He completed his undergraduate degree in accounting at the University of Memphis.

Jim and his family – wife Lara, daughter Sara Margaret (12), and son Calloway (8) – look forward to their move to Russellville.  

About Logan Memorial Hospital
A part of LifePoint Hospitals®, Logan Memorial Hospital is 75-bed acute care hospital serving South-central Kentucky.  LMH is accredited by The Joint Commission, awarded a Top Performer for Quality Measures and committed to providing quality, affordable healthcare.  Coupled with modern technology Logan Memorial Hospital has a dedicated and knowledgeable team.

About LifePoint Hospitals
LifePoint Hospitals® is a leading hospital company focused on providing quality healthcare services close to home. Through its subsidiaries, LifePoint operates 56 hospital campuses in 19 states. With a mission of “Making Communities Healthier®,” LifePoint is the sole community hospital provider in the majority of the communities it serves. More information about the company, which is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, can be found on the company website. All references to “LifePoint,” “LifePoint Hospitals,” or the “Company” used in this release refer to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. or its affiliates.

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