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Spring View names new CEO

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Area hospital pegs Trottier for leadership role

By Brandon Mattingly

Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, which has served much of the region—including those in Washington County—since 1944, has officially named Timothy Trottier as its chief executive officer (CEO), effective this past Monday.

Trottier is the third full-time CEO to take the helm at Spring View in recent years, after Mike Sherrod (2007-2010) stepped down from the position to pursue other opportunities four years ago and Ruth McDaniel (2010-2013) retired from the job on Aug. 31 of last year.

Jerry Dooley has filled the void on an interim basis since McDaniel’s retirement, while a national search was held to find a long-term replacement. That search came to an end last week, when Trottier was named to the position. Scott Raplee, president of LifePoint Hospitals, with which Spring View is associated, said in a press release that the hospital is in good hands moving forward.

“I am very excited that Tim is stepping into the top leadership role at Spring View,” Raplee said. “With his extensive experience in hospital administration and strategic and operational leadership, I am confident Tim is the right person to fill this important role and lead the hospital in the future.”

Trottier has racked up over 20 years of healthcare management experience, most recently serving as senior vice president of regional operations for Phoebe Putney Health System. There, Trottier was responsible for the “operations of four medical centers and post-acute services for the health system,” according to the release. Among the services that Trottier oversaw are home health, hospice, outpatient rehab, sleep center, nursing home and assisted living services. Trottier has held executive leadership positions at six other community hospitals in four states: Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Washington and West Virginia.

Spring View’s newly named CEO earned his master’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma City University and his bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting from Seattle University.

Local support is there for the decision to name Trottier as CEO as well, as he, his wife, Kristen, and their two daughters, Danielle and Jessica, join the local community.

“We could not be more proud to have Tim serve as the top leader for our hospital,” said Judy Gaddie, chair of the Spring View Hosptial Board of Trustees. “Tim brings a rich knowledge of managing community hospitals, like Spring View. We’re eager to have him lead our hospital.”

For more information about Spring View Hospital, visit www.springviewhospital.com or call (270) 692-3161.