Savannah, TN, October 13, 2016—
Hardin Medical Center (HMC) announces its Chief Executive Officer Nick Lewis has been selected as chairman of the Hospital Alliance of Tennessee (HAT). Formed in 1982, HAT represents the interests of not-for-profit, governmental and public hospitals in the State Legislature, governmental agencies and the executive branch.
HAT now represents 65 not-for-profit hospitals throughout Tennessee. It develops strategies and positions for a membership that shares common interests and objectives. Acting as a united voice for not-for-profit hospitals, HAT takes an aggressive role in representing its members' interests on issues like TennCare reform, certificate of need revisions and threats to tax-exempt status. HAT uses its strong presence on Capitol Hill to advance sound public policy and to promote the importance and value of Tennessee's not-for-profit community hospitals.
In addition to lobbying on Capitol Hill for the best interests of small, rural hospitals like HMC, HAT also works to promote the value and benefits of not-for-profit community hospitals in Tennessee. The membership consists of both private and governmental healthcare facilities, ranging from small, rural hospitals to major teaching and research facilities. HAT is the foundation of healthcare services in Tennessee.
“I am both honored and humbled to provide leadership of an organization such as the Hospital Alliance of Tennessee. I, along with my fifteen other board members, will pool our knowledge, experience, and passion for healthcare into an organized effort to make positive changes for all those we represent,” said Nick Lewis.
Hardin Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare provider with the primary mission of offering safe, quality, comprehensive healthcare services to the community, always striving for excellence and rendering service with dignity and compassion. To learn more about HMC, visit www.HardinMedicalCenter.org or call 731-926-8000.