Capella names inaugural National Advisory Board

Franklin, Tenn.-based Capella Healthcare appointed 10 members to its new National Advisory Board of Directors, which will provide guidance on quality, service and patient safety objectives; review and approve capital expenditure and operating budgets; and evaluate the CEO's performance.

Each of the new members comes from communities served by Capella and each member will serve a three-year term.

Here are the 10 new members.

  • Dan Slipkovich, founder of Capella Healthcare (chair)
  • Michael Wiechart, president and CEO of Capella
  • Robert Hensley, former director of Capella
  • Kathy Hewitt, managing partner of Kathy Hewitt, CPA, former mayor of Muskogee, Okla.
  • Tallulah Holmstrom, MD, CMO for Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville, S.C., and KershawHealth in Camden, S.C.
  • Donald Lighter, MD, professor and core faculty for Physicians' Executive MBA program at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, director of The Institute for Healthcare Quality Research and Education
  • Jerry Mabry, Arkansas market president for Capella, CEO of National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, Ark.
  • Mark Medley, president of hospital operations and executive vice president of Capella
  • Meredith Nelson, CFO of Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville, Ore.
  • Stephen Snow, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Captial Medical Center in Olympia, Wash.


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