TriStar Centennial June 02, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 2, 2011) – Centennial Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of Allen Bartels to the hospital’s administrative team. Bartels joined Parthenon Pavilion as Administrator and Chief Operating Officer earlier this spring.

“We are thrilled to welcome Allen to the Centennial Medical Center family,” said Tom Herron, President & CEO of Centennial Medical Center. “His expertise and considerable knowledge in psychiatric services will be immensely beneficial to our patients and staff as we continue to strive to be a hospital that is a great place to work in conjunction with delivering high quality patient care.”

Bartels earned a Masters in Health Care Administration at Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska, a Bachelor of Nursing from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska, and is a licensed nurse. In addition to his thorough education, Allen has served on numerous boards and committees including Behavioral Health Resources, the State of Nebraska Advisory Committee on Mental Health Services, Nebraska Psychiatric Hospital Group, District IV Nebraska Organization of Nurse Leaders as well as contributing to multiple publications.

Bartels has over 20 years of extensive experience progressing in organizational leadership to the executive level. Prior to joining Parthenon Pavilion at Centennial Medical Center, Bartels served as Interim Director of Psychiatric Services at Sparrow Health System in East Lansing, Michigan. He also held the position of Vice President of Clinical Services at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings, Nebraska.

In his current role as Administrator and Chief Operating Officer at Parthenon Pavilion, Bartels will be responsible for financial and clinical operations of the facility, and integration of psychiatric services into the operation of the medical center as a whole. In addition, he will be accountable for strategic planning, project design, budgeting, and staff development and leadership.

Centennial Medical Center, part of HCA/TriStar Health System, is a 657-bed facility that is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). One of Tennessee’s most complete medical facilities, the hospital campus is home to The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial, The Women’s Hospital at Centennial, Centennial Heart Center as well as Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at Centennial Medical Center at Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. To learn more, visit and click on Centennial Medical Center or call (800) 242-5662.

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