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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, March 25, 2019

  • Fatal crash investigation continuing
  • Counterfeit currency, meth and heroin seized
  • Flooding assistance requested
  • DCS reviewing its pass policy
  • Search for identity of body continues
  • Search for identity of body continues

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Herr Arrest
  • Jefferson County guilty pleas
  • Flooding leaves major damage
  • Governor Lee asks for disaster assistance
  • New request for information related to body

    Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Greene crash
  • Jobless rate sets record
  • Rain means lower electric bills
  • Ingle arrest
  • Bankruptcy may impact opioid lawsuits
  • Animal cruelty
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Douglas Lake body update

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Ellison vindicated
  • Grassy Fork Elementary School is honored
  • Gardner sentenced to 12 years
  • TennCare blockgrants
  • TennCare blockgrants

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Cocke schools absenteeism
  • New Cave Church Road collision
  • Animals at large
  • Litter charge
  • Douglas arrest
  • Fish advisory
  • Fish advisory

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