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Friday, November 30, 2018

New CEO for Newport Medical Center
The Newport Medical Center Board of Trustees has appointed Matthew Littlejohn as the new chief executive officer for the hospital effective January 2, 2019. For the past year and a half, Littlejohn has served as assistant chief executive officer of Tennova Healthcare’s North Knoxville Medical Center where he oversaw numerous construction and service expansion projects. “Matthew is the right fit for Newport, given his expertise in recruiting providers, overseeing major capital projects and focusing on quality,” said Larry Butler, chair, Newport Medical Center Board of Trustees. “We look forward to working with him to move our plans forward to enhance how we care for our community.” Before joining Tennova, Littlejohn was director of strategic planning and project management for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, SC. During his tenure , Littlejohn led the acquisition of a franchised urgent care chain, led the acquisition of a 40-provider group and developed an ambulatory market strategy to increase the capability for patients to receive care. He holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in business administration from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

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