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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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Saturday, December 08, 2018

  • Friday evening hit and run in Cocke County
  • Friday evening hit and run in Cocke County
  • Pedestrian struck on West Broadway in Newport
  • Jefferson County carjacking

    Friday, December 07, 2018

  • Shots fired at Hamblen officer
  • Jail and justice center options
  • Inmates charged with assault
  • Alexander lauds Corker

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

  • TennCare fraud is alleged
  • Couple arrested in Evans assault
  • Judge Carter Moore hears pleas
  • King arrest
  • Pennington found competent
  • Tennessee attorneys provide more free service
  • New laws effective January 1

    Tuesday, December 04, 2018

  • Newport swearing-in
  • Victim remembrance
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Senate Republicans

    Monday, December 03, 2018

  • President George H.W. Bush dead at 94
  • Tennessee musicians laud President Bush
  • Republicans want to change Tennessee election rules
  • Smokies fatality

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