September 30, 2021
Our HCA Healthcare founder, Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., shared, “Good people beget good people.” This rings true as we enthusiastically announce the appointment of Bill Jolley to the position of Vice President of TriStar Health Alliance. As you know, this appointment comes about as a result of Charlotte Burn’s retirement decision. Charlotte represents the finest among us.
When searching for someone to fill her role, the decision to seek someone with a similar breadth of experience and strong rural hospital advocate background made perfect sense. Bill is uniquely qualified for the role due to his vast knowledge of rural healthcare. He understands the needs of rural hospitals and has led numerous efforts to support the needs of our rural hospital partners. Many consider Bill “the” resource for all rural hospital issues in the state.
In this role, Bill will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for outreach across the TriStar Division. This will include establishing strategic relationships and developing and implementing business plans to support the continued growth and success of the outreach initiatives of our markets.
A 22-year Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) leader, Bill served in increasing roles of responsibility, most recently as the Senior Vice President, Rural Issues. Additionally, he served as the Executive Director for the Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development (TCWD), formerly Tennessee Rural Partnership, since 2012. Prior to his work with THA and TCWD, Bill served as Director of the Tennessee Office of Rural Health. Throughout, Bill has been a trusted and respected advocate. He is at the forefront in leading efforts to recruit primary care providers to serve in rural communities by advocating for the establishment of the Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development and being the veteran voice on several state and national rural health committees and boards.
Bill graduated from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, with a Bachelor of Science degree and then went on to earn his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Bill and his wife, Rebecca, have three sons, Christian, Caleb and Cameron. He is an accomplished triathlete and active in youth sports programs.
We are indeed fortunate to have Bill join our TriStar Division Team and continue our important work in developing strategic partnerships with rural hospitals.