Tish Towns, FACHE, chief administrative officer at Regional One Health, has received a 2017 Award of Excellence from the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA). Towns received the Meritorious Service Award for a Senior Executive at the THA 79th Annual Meeting held Oct. 13.
The award recognizes leadership and service by individuals in support of THA member hospitals and the health care industry. Specifically, Towns was recognized for her service excellence and leadership at Regional One Health. Towns’ commitment to ensuring the delivery of accessible, cost effective and quality health services for the community was acknowledged with this honor.
Certified in health care management, Towns is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a member of the American Hospital Association Government Relations Network and a member of the THA Government Relations Council on Equity and Inclusion.
Towns has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, beginning her career in state government with the Tennessee Departments of Human Services and Health. She began her career in health care management in the early 1990s and has served in senior executive roles in community nonprofit, rural and urban academic delivery settings in Illinois, Georgia and South Carolina.