CMC administrator receives ACHE recognition


CROSSVILLE – Jeremy Biggs, president and chief administrative officer (CAO) of Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, was recently recognized by the East Tennessee Healthcare Executives Association chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) with a 2015 Service Award.

The ACHE recognition program honors individuals for specific volunteer activities that demonstrate health care leadership and further professional excellence. Activities may include writing, speaking, mentoring, committee service and chapter leadership, among others.

Biggs is a past president of the East Tennessee chapter and has served on the ACHE Regents advisory Council and the Higher Education Network Committee for multiple years. He is a past recipient of the organization’s Young Healthcare Executive of the Year Award and the Early Career Healthcare Executive Award for participation and support of ACHE.

The association includes affiliations with individual members and health care organizations in a 51-county territory. Local ACHE chapters help address both local and national health care management needs, and offer opportunities for networking, education and career development at the local level.

Cumberland Medical Center, part of the Covenant Health system since 2014, is a 189-bed acute care facility. Biggs succeeded former CEO Ed Anderson, who had served in various leadership roles at the hospital since 1992, after the merger took place. He’s been with Covenant Health since 2011.

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