Johnston Memorial Hospital | News Article

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mountain States welcomes first administrative residents!

 Cullen Summers, left, will be at JMH, while Jordan Harrington will be at JCMC.Mountain States’ Organizational Development (OD) department, working under the direction of CEO and President Alan Levine, has created an administrative residency program that enables recent masters graduates to experience one-on-one training with an administrative leader at Mountain States. The program’s first two residents are Jordan Harrington at Johnson City Medical Center and Cullen Summers at Johnston Memorial Hospital.

The program includes hands-on learning, career planning guidance and practical application of their degree in either health administration or business. Each will have a preceptor, or teacher, to work with for the year-long residency.

Harrington will participate in her residency at JCMC under the supervision of Melody Trimble, CEO of the Washington County market. Jordan comes to Mountain States from the University of North Carolina where she recently completed her Masters of Health Administration and Masters of Science in Health Informatics. She has previous experience interning with the chief operating officer from West Tennessee Healthcare.

Summers’ residency at JMH will be under the supervision of Stan Hickson, CEO of the Northeast market. Cullen is relocating here from South Carolina. He recently completed his degree with a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. He has a strong background in finance.

While the application criteria was rigorous requiring letters of recommendation, high GPAs, and phone and panel interviews, the response for this first year was excellent and Mountain States’ senior executives had the opportunity to interview several strong candidates. Through the process, the committee ended up selecting the top two applicants.

“We would like to extend a warm welcome to Jordan and Cullen,” said Marla Hayman, OD manager of the Leadership Academy. “If you get the opportunity to meet them, please give them a warm Mountain States welcome! We’re happy to have them as a part of our team and look forward to their time with us.”