Livingston Regional: Former CEO marks his return


LIVINGSTON – Livingston Regional Hospital (LRH) has announced a new chief executive officer (CEO) for its Overton County medical center. And it’s a familiar face.

Tim McGill, who has served as CEO of River Park Hospital in McMinnville since 2012 and previously served as CEO at LRH for 15 years, has been named to the top leadership role, effective Nov. 2. McGill brings more than 30 years of health care experience.

“Tim is a natural fit for this hospital,” said Susan Peach, market president of HighPoint Health System, a four-hospital system that also includes Sumner Regional Medical Center, Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage and Trousdale Medical Center in Hartsville. “We are excited to have him join Livingston Regional and the HighPoint family and know he will be a strong leader as the hospital continues to work to meet the community’s growing health care needs.”

McGill is a longtime resident of Livingston and served as the hospital’s CEO from 1993-2008. During this time, McGill led LRH through six expansion projects, developed numerous service lines, recruited more than a dozen physicians and led the hospital’s emergency department to achieve chest pain accreditation, among other successes.

“We are excited to bring Tim and his expertise back to our hospital,” said Larry Mason, M.D., chair of Livingston Regional Hospital’s board of trustees. “His strong leadership skills, extensive experience in hospital administration and deep knowledge of our community’s healthcare needs will help us identify and explore opportunities to enhance patient care and better serve our community.”

McGill’s previous experience also includes serving as market CEO for Parkway Medical Center and Hartselle Medical Center in Decatur, Alabama; regional director for Chattanooga’s Tennessee First Health Plan; group director for Cleveland Community Hospital in Cleveland; executive director for Harris Hospital in Newport, Arkansas; CEO of Charter Community Hospital, also in Cleveland; and CEO of Enterprise Hospital and Nursing Home in Enterprise, Alabama.

“I am genuinely excited to come back to the place I consider home,” McGill said. “I look forward to expanding on the great work that is happening by identifying new opportunities to enhance the care we provide patients and expanding the services we offer to make our community healthier.”

McGill earned a bachelor of science and a master’s in public health from the University of Tennessee. He is a member of numerous local boards, the McMinnville Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International. Additionally, McGill is a past member and past president of the Livingston Rotary Club and former board chairman of the Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce.

McGill replaces Joanne Fenton, who was named Livingston Regional’s CEO in early 2014.

Bill Little, who runs Highlands Medical Center in White County, will serve as interim CEO at River Park; there are no immediate plans to search for a replacement. In July, that hospital joined the Saint Thomas Health system after its parent company, Ascension, acquired it and three others in the UC.

UPDATE: The Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce will officially welcome McGill during a reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at its office at 222 E. Main St., Livingston. The event is sponsored by First National Bank of Tennessee.

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Liz Engel is the editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal. She can be reached at

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