Chief Executive Officer

935 Wayne Road, Savannah, TN 38372

Jim Edmondson, FACHE, MSHHA, CPPS, is the Chief Executive Officer of Hardin Medical Center. Jim was selected for the top leadership role based on his 36 years of successful leadership in the healthcare industry, including financial acumen, strategic planning, interpersonal skills, and his ability to build strong, effective teams. 

He comes to Hardin Medical Center from Southern TN Regional Health System in Pulaski, a Joint Commission-accredited, 95-bed facility providing complete clinical services with modern technology.  Southern TN Regional Health is part of LifePoint Health, an 87-hospital, investor-owned system operating in 30 states. 

His outstanding credentials include a Master of Science in Hospital and Health Administration (MSHHA) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Class 17). He received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Oklahoma State University with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and has a Yellow Belt in Lean and Lean Leadership. Most recently, he  earned his Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) certification. He was also recognized in 2018 as LifePoint Health’s CEO of the Year based on overall excellence in performance across quality, safety, talent, and growth.

Jim is a tremendous advocate for his employees and is drawn to the tie between culture and quality/safety. He has extensive strategic and operational oversight of hospital operations, physician clinics, Medical Staff recruitment, service-line growth, quality and safety, corporate accountability of budgetary expectations balanced with direct reporting to the hospital’s Governing Board. 

Jim coordinated the financial turnaround of two hospitals in Alabama, epitomized as the most financially challenging state to manage hospitals. He demonstrated results-driven culture of safety and employee engagement, having received Modern Healthcare’s 100 Best Places to Work award for seven years in two different facilities. His hospital achieved the Health Grades Excellence Award in 2017, 2018 & 2019 for hospitals in the 90th percentile for public reported quality and safety indicators.