Tim McGill has been named chief executive officer for River Park Hospital by the hospital’s Board of Trustees and Capella Healthcare.
McGill, who has 32 years of hospital administrative experience, will start Feb. 20.
McGill comes to River Park from Decatur, Ala., where he joined Capella Healthcare in September 2008 as CEO of 120-bed Parkway Medical Center. The hospital experienced significant growth during his tenure, becoming the area’s leader in emergency care and women’s services.
Parkway Medical Center achieved national recognition during this time, being ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals, according to the Hospital Value Index, 2009-10, which ranked it 28th nationally among 4,500 hospitals for quality, efficiency, affordability and patient satisfaction.
McGill also assumed responsibility for sister facility Hartselle Medical Center in 2010, which received a number of awards for its outstanding patient satisfaction scores.
River Park Hospital is a 125-bed facility.
Prior to joining Capella, McGill spent the majority of his career in Tennessee, having served as CEO for 114-bed Livingston Regional Hospital in Livingston for 15-1/2 years. While there, he led six hospital expansion projects and introduced a number of new services, including inpatient rehabilitation, gero-psychiatry, and a level II neonatal nursery.
He also served as CEO of Harris Hospital in Newport, Ark., and Cleveland Community Hospital in Cleveland, Tenn., for four-and-a-half years. While there, he assumed responsibility for the management of five facilities, all with Hallmark Healthcare Corporation, including White County Community Hospital in Sparta, now also a part of the Capella Healthcare family of hospitals.
Prior to this, he was with HCA for seven years, serving as CEO for Enterprise Hospital & Nursing Home, and as assistant administrator for Selma Medical Center, both in Alabama.
“I was very impressed with Tim’s experience and believe his appointment as CEO will be welcomed by our medical staff and hospital employees,” said Dr. Harry Burck, chief of the medical staff for River Park Hospital. “We know he has a strong track record of working well with physicians and leading hospitals in improving quality and satisfaction while growing services.”
McGill earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, focusing on public health, from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
“We are excited Tim is going to be joining us. A native Tennessean and graduate of the University of Tennessee, he’ll be a great fit for the McMinnville community,” said Jeff Golden, chairman of the Board of Trustees for River Park. “Even more importantly, with 32 years of administrative experience in the hospital field, he has outstanding qualifications. Our primary goal at River Park Hospital continues to be providing the highest quality of care and patient satisfaction, even as we focus on lowering the cost of care. I have great confidence in Tim’s ability to lead our hospital through the coming years.”
McGill is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on the Board of Trustees for the Tennessee Hospital Association. He has been active with several Chambers of Commerce, serving as president of the Livingston/ Overton County Chamber, as well as with Rotary International, having served as president of the Livingston club.
McGill and his wife, Kathy, will be moving to the McMinnville area in the near future. They have three children and one grandchild.
River Park is a part of Capella Healthcare, which owns and/ or operates 13 general acute-care hospitals in seven states.