CROSSVILLE — A new chief administrative officer has been named at Cumberland Medical Center.
Covenant Health, which recently took over operations at the Crossville hospital, has named Jeremy Biggs, vice president of operations for the health system, president effective March 1. Biggs will succeed Ed Anderson, who has served in various leadership roles at the hospital since 1992, including as hospital president and CEO and as a member of CMC’s board of directors. Biggs has been working with Anderson for the past couple months to learn his new role, officials told the UCBJ.
Biggs has most recently served as chief administrative officer of Thompson Cancer Survival Center, which provides outpatient cancer services at locations in Knox, Anderson, Roane and Sevier counties, and which operates CMC’s Regional Cancer Center. In addition, Biggs has been the lead administrator for the merger between Cumberland and Covenant Health. As a Covenant Health executive, he has also served as president and CAO of Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System in Morristown.
Biggs has been with Covenant Health since 2011. Prior to that time, he was president of Mercy Medical Center North in Knoxville. He also served in positions of administrative leadership at St. Mary’s Health System and St. Mary’s Medical Center of Campbell County.
“Cumberland Medical Center is known for the important role it plays in…Crossville and the surrounding Cumberland Plateau region,” Biggs said. “At Covenant Health, we are very pleased to have the dedicated employees and affiliated physicians of Cumberland Medical Center as part of the health system. We will accomplish many great things together, and I am honored to be serving as Cumberland’s new chief administrator.”
Biggs is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, which presented him with an “Early Career Healthcare Executive” Regent’s Award. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and East Tennessee Healthcare Executives, serving as president of that organization in 2007. He was named to the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list in 2008 and was recognized in a Becker’s Hospital Review article, “10 Hospital CEOs 40 and Younger.” He has served on several community boards.
Originally from Oak Ridge, Biggs earned a master’s degree in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee. He and his wife Whitney, who is from Knoxville, have two children.