Tennessee hospital CEO steps down

Greg Neal, CEO of Bristol (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center, has stepped down, Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health announced Aug. 20.

” Greg is a strong and enthusiastic leader who accomplished an excellent deal during his time at Bristol Regional Medical Center, and we are grateful for his years of service,” Ballad Health said.


Chad Couch, MD, CMO of Bristol Regional, has been called interim CEO. Dr. Couch joined the Bristol Regional leadership group five years back. He is board-certified in urology

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Mr. Neal has functioned as CEO of Bristol Regional given that 2013 and was called president of Ballad Healths northeast market in 2018. Prior to leading Bristol Regional, he held functions at Kingsport, Tenn.-based Wellmont Health System, which combined with Johnson City-based Mountain States Health Alliance to form Ballad Health, according to the Herald Courier.