Jamestown Regional Medical Center
Michael Alexander, FACHE
Mr. Alexander is a highly accomplished and experienced Operations Executive specialized in hospital administration and healthcare operations in both not-for-profit as well as for-profit environments.
Michael has over 30 years’ experience within the healthcare industry. Prior to his role as CEO of Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Mr. Alexander spent nearly 10 years as Hospital Administrator with Tanner Health Systems in Georgia, where he managed overall operations of two hospitals, a 25-bed joint commission-accredited Critical Access Hospital with over $98 million in revenue and over 22,000 ED visits per year, and a 40 bed facility in neighboring Alabama where he was able to turn around the operations of a struggling facility and lead the successful effort to build a new replacement hospital for the community. He also spent almost 10 years at Candler (Candler) County Hospital, Georgia where he was responsible for managing the overall day-to-day operations, performance, quality, and leadership of the facility.
Michael has also managed the operations of a physician staffing company as well as other hospitals. He has a proven record of success in cost control, performance improvement, government and community relations, facility design and construction and staff/budget management. Mr. Alexander has a B.S. in Psychology from Troy University, Troy, Alabama, and an M.S. in Community Counseling from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Amy Cooper is the Regional Controller for both Jamestown Regional Medical Centre and Big South Fork Medical Center.
She oversees all aspects of the Accounting Departments in each facility, completing all local regulatory finance filings and managing the Medicare Cost Reports for both facilities. Amy has worked for Jamestown Regional Medical Centre for over fifteen years, gaining experience in all areas of the Accounting Department and throughout the organization. Amy graduated from Roane State Community College, Tennessee in May 2002 with a degree in Business Management with a concentration in Accounting.
CNO/Chief Quality Officer
Tammy Gibson has acted as Chief Quality Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at Jamestown Regional Medical Center since 2012. Prior to this, Tammy worked for the parent company at another facility for 12 years where she served as the OB Director, Employee Health Nurse, and Education Coordinator. Tammy is responsible for developing and sharing clinical best practices, providing leadership to nursing, and supporting nursing as they provide quality, compassionate care. She provides oversight and support to the department directors and their staff to develop and implement strategies to advance quality. She also directs the Survey Management/Survey Readiness team which assists the affiliate with regulatory, accreditation and certification surveys. Tammy works with her team to identify any potential risks that may hinder the reputation, safety, security, and financial prosperity of the organization.
Tammy received her Associate Degree in 1995 from Roane State Community College. In 2009, Tammy received her BSN from South University. While attending South University, Tammy was inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, graduating with honors. In 2013, Tammy received her MSN from Western Governors University.
Big South Fork Medical Center
Hal W. Leftwich, DBA, FACHE
Hal Leftwich is the CEO of Big South Fork Medical Center. Dr. Hal Leftwich provides team building, operational and financial improvement, and strategic insights to organizations, with a focus on rural providers and network development. He holds an earned Doctor of Business Administration, Master of Hospital and Health Administration, and other degrees, and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Over 30 years of varied experience in leadership, planning, emergency response, organizational turnaround, and other areas help him effectively guide teams to develop effective innovative and collaborative solutions.
Pam Akins is the Chief Nursing Officer at Big South Fork Medical Center and oversees all clinical functions of the hospital. She is responsible for planning, directing, controlling and evaluating the functions and personnel of all nursing units to ensure delivery of high quality patient care.
Pam has spent 19 years working in the Healthcare industry ranging from Nursing Homes to Larger Hospitals with a background in Quality Management, Critical Care, Emergency Services, Nursing Leadership. She has specialized in Nursing Leadership since 2011. Prior to joining us, Pam worked at Emergency Services Nurse Manager at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Administration and also has a Master’s in Business Administration from Independence University.
Regional HR and Organizational Efficiency Manager
Jennifer Sircy is the Regional HR and Organizational Efficiency Manager and has played a crucial role in the reopening of the hospital in relation to the recruitment of staff and implementing new policies and procedures.
Jennifer has been working at Big South Fork Medical Center since 2006 and currently oversees the patient access department along with assisting in the revenue cycle management of the facility. With 13 years’ experience in Big South Fork Medical Center, Jennifer has gained knowledge and experience in all operational activities and areas of the hospital. Jennifer graduated from Somerset Community College in 2002 with an Associate’s Degree.
Jellico Medical Center
Hal W. Leftwich, DBA, FACHE
Hal Leftwich is the CEO of Jellico Medical Center. Dr. Hal Leftwich provides team building, operational and financial improvement, and strategic insights to organizations, with a focus on rural providers and network development. He holds an earned Doctor of Business Administration, Master of Hospital and Health Administration, and other degrees, and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Over 30 years of varied experience in leadership, planning, emergency response, organizational turnaround, and other areas help him effectively guide teams to develop effective innovative and collaborative solutions.
Dr. Lisa Thompson has been a Registered Nurse for more than 35 years. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and a certification in Nursing Professional Development. During her career, she has filled multiple roles in nursing including critical care staff nurse, nurse manager, nurse educator, and nurse administrator. She currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer at Jellico Medical Center
From May of 2016 through October 2019 Dr. Thompson served as an Interim Director of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer for various corporations across the United States through her company Successful Outsourcing Strategies. From January 2007 through May 2016 she worked in several positions for the Veterans’ Health Administration (VHA) including that of Chief Learning Officer Louisville, KY, (2007-2014), VHA National Program Director for the Aspire Program, a leadership development program for nurses aspiring to become a Chief Nursing Officer within VHA, Washington, DC, (2014), Interim Chief Nursing Officer in Pineville, LA, (2015), and Interim Patient Safety Specialist, Louisville, KY, (2016). In these roles, she provided direction, consultation, mentoring, and training for a variety of staff including facility Senior Leaders, Service Chiefs, supervisors, and aspiring leaders. In addition, she served on numerous organizational and regional committees during her time at VHA, including Education, Employee Development, Strategic and Succession Planning, and the facility Leadership Council.
Prior to her tenure at VHA, Dr. Thompson was self-employed for 8 years filling a variety of consulting, education, and interim management roles in several large national corporations including Catholic Health Initiatives and Scripps Healthcare Corporation. She has also served on several advisory boards including Bellarmine University, a large long-term care facility, and Galen College of Nursing all in Louisville, KY. Her past professional memberships include Sigma Theta Tau International and the Golden Key National Honor Society. To maintain her competency in nursing education, Dr. Thompson serves as adjunct faculty in a RN-to-BSN program for Indiana Wesleyan University.
Director of Information Technology
Mikal Hensarling has been the Director of Information Technology for Jellico Medical Center since March of 2018.
He is originally from Houston, TX where he served in various capacities throughout the Texas Medical Center – the largest medical complex in the world, seeing over 10 million patient encounters each year.
He began his career at the University of North Texas in 2006, where he received his degree in Applied Technology three years later. His journey into Healthcare administration began in 2011, when he was employed by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, also known as UTHealth. Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, he worked for UTHealth in numerous schools, hospitals, and clinics until his relocation to East Tennessee in late 2017. During his 13+ years of professional experience, Mikal has served as IT Director for multiple institutions, was named Chairman of the University IT Committee and executed the responsibilities of HIPAA Privacy & Security Officer.
Robert Wayne Cooper, MD
Dr. Cooper serves CarePlus as their Supervising Director. Dr. Cooper brings years of experience and expertise to the staff of Careplus Medical. Dr. Cooper teaches Emergency Medicine at the University of the Cumberlands and is very active in Community Services through his church. He is a devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather. We are blessed to have Dr. Cooper as a part of our Careplus and Jellico Medical Center team.
Paul C. Henson, PA-c
Paul Henson has worked as a Physician Assistant providing care to patients all across the Tri-state area for the past 38 years, with his primary practice in the later years being centralized in the Williamsburg Kentucky area. Paul is a United States Veteran, a Husband, Father and Grandfather. In his time off he enjoys hunting, yard work and popsicles. He is very devoted to his family, work family and his country. Paul loves working with pediatric patients as well as all aspects of family medicine.
Sheila Lambdin, APRN
Sheila Lambdin, APRN has worked in the medical field for 29 years, with the last 15 years serving as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. She is well known around Williamsburg as she has played a very active role in the community for many years. Sheila is a devoted Wife and Mother. She is very active in her church in the music ministry and spends endless hours working on her family’s farm and with their animals. She enjoys gardening, sewing, hiking and kayaking. Sheila is very passionate about Women's Health as well as all aspects of family medicine.
Michele has worked with Jellico Medical Center for the past 20 years. She loves being able to provide help when it's needed, not only to the staff but to all who enter the doors at CarePlus. She enjoys spending time in the mountains with her Husband, is a proud mother of three and has four grandchildren. In her time off she is passionate about writing, gardening and spending time with all of her family and friends. It is her heart’s desire to serve others and to make a difference.