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TriStar Centennial Medical Center Announces Board of Trustees Appointments

May 15, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 15, 2013) TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., is pleased to announce a new chairperson, vice chairperson, and seven new members to the hospital’s Board of Trustees.

Juli G. Horton, M.D., infectious disease physician, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, has been named to the role of chair, and Arthur B. Laffer, Ph.D., founder and chairman of Laffer Associates and Laffer Investments, has been named as vice chair, Board of Trustees.

Dr. Horton served as vice chair in 2011 and 2012 and brings more than 16 years of experience to the role. She completed her residency and fellowship at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville and practices as an infectious disease specialist with The Frist Clinic on the TriStar Centennial campus.

Dr. Laffer, distinguished in many publications as “The Father of Supply-Side Economics,” has been influential in state, national, and global tax initiatives. His firms focus on institutional economic research consulting and institutional investment management. Dr. Laffer has advised state and national level government organizations, as well as in the business community. He was previously a member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board for both of his two terms, a member of the Executive Committee of the Reagan/Bush Finance Committee in 1984, and advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on fiscal policy in the U.K. during the 1980s. Dr. Laffer currently sits on the board of directors or board of advisors of a number of companies, including Alpha Theory, Armor Concepts, Atrevida Partners, BAP Power, BridgeHealth Medical, Cubit, Dataium, Executive Trading Solutions, HealthEdge Partners, LifePics, Pillar Data Systems, and Retirement Capital Group.

Joe F. Alexander, D.B.A., associate dean, The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business, Belmont University, Michael S. Murphy, founder and president, Dominic & Irvine Research, and David R. Spigel, M.D., medical oncologist, TriStar Centennial, have been appointed as Board of Trustees members for three-year terms through Dec. 31, 2015. William H. Polk, Jr., M.D., thoracic surgeon, TriStar Centennial, has been appointed as a member for a one year term through Dec. 31, 2013.

Dr. Alexander is associate dean for the Massey Graduate School of Business at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Under his leadership, the Massey School earned distinction as a Top 50 U.S. part-time MBA program in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and the MACC program has become the largest such program in Tennessee. Dr. Alexandar was a 2008 Fulbright Scholar to Japan and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He has previously served as chair of the board of directors for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award Foundation and he currently serves as board chair for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence and is a board member for the Middle Tennessee Better Business Bureau.

Murphy was founder and president of Dominic & Irvine Research (D&I) and is currently founder of Bellaterra Ranch in Franking, Tenn., and Sonoma, Calif. D&I is a Market Research Company dedicated to healthcare intelligence for Medical Manufactures and Hospital Group Purchasing Organizations. Under Murphy’s direction, D&I tracked and maintained more than 2,000 fields of data for all U.S. Hospitals, Surgery Centers, and Imaging Centers. D&I’s efforts included identifying technology trends, market needs, sales strategies, product strengths, and shortfalls. Murphy currently serves on board or equity positions for Absio Corp, Dialog Health, Institute for Healthcare Executives & Suppliers, Board of Examiners, and The Wine Foundry. His previous medical advisory and consulting roles include Beckman/Coulter, Seibel Systems, and Attainia.

Dr. Spigel currently serves as Director of Phase II/III Research for Tennessee Oncology in Nashville and as the program director of thoracic oncology for the Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville. He is also a partner in Tennessee Oncology. Dr. Spigel has been affiliated with TriStar Centennial Medical Center for ten years where he has also served as chair of the oncology department and chair of the cancer committee. He is a member of the Aphesis House Board of Directors, a member of the Histology/Molecular Testing NSCLC Committee for Association of Community Cancer Centers, a member of the National Lung Cancer Partnership Board of Directors, Scientific Advisory Committee, and Grant Selection Committee. Dr. Spigel has been recognized as a Nashville Business Journal “Healthcare Hero” (2011), a U.S. News “Top Doctor in Tennessee” (2011), and by Best Doctors, Inc., as a Best Doctor in America (2009-2013).

Dr. Polk currently serves as a thoracic surgical oncologist with The Surgical Clinic in Nashville and is on the TriStar Centennial Medical Center medical staff. He completed his surgical residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville and his surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

As the 2011 Frist Humanitarian Employee Award recipient, Marilyn Kaye Orange, R.N., TriStar Ashland City Medical Center, was appointed as a non-voting member for a term of one year through December 31, 2013. Orange has served in nursing and leadership roles with TriStar Ashland City hospital in Cheatham County, Tenn., for more than 25 years. Responsibilities have included director of nurses, manger of the medical-surgical unit, manager of surgery and endoscopy, and emergency room staff nurse. She is also actively engaged in the community and with volunteer mission work.

Michael J. Stabile, M.D., M.B.A., vice president of the medical staff, and Jeffrey Guy, M.D., M.S.c., M.M.H.C, F.A.C.S., chief medical officer (CMO), TriStar Centennial Medical Center, were also appointed as ex-officio members of the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Stabile currently serves as the chief of anesthesia of TriStar Centennial Medical Center and as an anesthesiologist with Anesthesia Medical Group in Nashville, where he is a founding partner. He has previously served TriStar Centennial on the Medical Executive Committee and Surgical Advisory Committee.

Dr. Guy joined TriStar Centennial as the chief medical officer of TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s hospital in September 2012 and has been serving as interim chief medical officer of TriStar Centennial since November 2012. Previously, Dr. Guy was the director of the regional burn center and acute operative services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He also served as an associate professor of surgery, chief of the division of burn surgery, fellowship director of burn surgery, and course director of the critical illness immersion course at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include program development, process improvement activities, burn surgery, trauma surgery, and surgical critical care services. Dr. Guy is board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care.

Patricia P. Stokes, MSW, president and CEO, Urban League of Middle Tennessee, was reappointed to a second term through Dec. 31, 2015. She has 25 years of nonprofit experience, including as program manager for Meharry Medical College, Center for Women’s Health Research. Stokes holds a master’s of social work from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., and a bachelor’s degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She has served on the TriStar Centennial Board of Trustees since 2009.

The TriStar Centennial Medical Center Board of Trustees is comprised of 20 positions, filled by appointment, to provide hospital oversight. They review and provide guidance on aspects including operations, employee relations, regulatory compliance, finances, and meeting community healthcare needs. Appointments are for a period of three years. Trustees may be reappointed for a second term.

For more information about services offered at TriStar Centennial, visit TriStarHealth.com and select TriStar Centennial Medical Center or call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919.

Celebrating 45 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room located in Spring Hill provides 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.