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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Marvin Eichorn, Mountain States’ chief operating officer, elected to serve as Tennessee Hospital Association board chair

Marvin EichornJOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – With more than 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare, Marvin Eichorn has been elected as the 2018 board chair of the Tennessee Hospital Association.

Eichorn is Mountain States Health Alliance’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, and is responsible for oversight of all 14 Mountain States hospitals and the retail and ambulatory divisions. He has also been named the chief operating officer for the proposed merged system Ballad Health.

Eichorn was elected to the role by the membership of the Tennessee Hospital Association.

“We are extremely pleased that Marvin will be our 2018 board chair,” said Craig Becker, president and chief executive officer of the Tennessee Hospital Association. “He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the association.”

The Tennessee Hospital Association was founded in 1938 and serves as an advocate for hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations across the state.

“I’m honored to serve as the chair of the Tennessee Hospital Association board and look forward to all that we’ll accomplish in 2018,” said Eichorn. “The Tennessee Hospital Association is such an asset to health systems across the state; it really advocates for hospitals and high quality healthcare throughout Tennessee.”

Eichorn joined Mountain States in 1998 as senior vice president of regional operations, and was named chief financial officer in 1999. Prior to joining Mountain States, he was employed by Covenant Health/Fort Sanders Health System in Knoxville, Tennessee, for 14 years, holding various positions including executive vice president/non-hospital operations and executive vice president/chief financial officer. He also previously served as chief financial officer of a private development company in Pensacola, Florida, and as a certified public accountant with Ernst and Young.

Currently, Eichorn serves on the board of directors of the Tennessee Hospital Association, the Northeast State Foundation, and American Excess Insurance Exchange (AEIX). In 2000, he received the Meritorious Service Award for an executive staff member from the Tennessee Hospital Association, and also is a recipient of the Health Care Heroes Award.

Eichorn is a certified public accountant and a member of various health care and finance organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of West Florida and a master’s degree in finance from Milligan College.