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Michael Alexander named CEO at Jamestown Regional Medical Center

JAMESTOWN — Michael Alexander has been named chief executive officer of Jamestown Regional Medical Center, the hospital’s parent company, Rennova Health, announced Monday.

Alexander comes to Jamestown as a career hospital administrator, having spent 10 years at Tanner Health Systems in Carrollton, Ga., and nearly as long at Candler County Hospital in Metter, Ga.

Alexander, who oversaw a 25-bed critical-access hospital with over $98 million in revenue during his tenure in Carrollton, was most recently the chief operating officer at Knoxville-based ERx Group, LLC, which staffs emergency departments in hospitals across parts of seven states. He spent 11 months there after leaving Tanner Health Systems.

“We are delighted to welcome Michael to the Rennova team,” said Rennova CEO Seamus Lagan. “His knowledge and experience in the rural hospital sector will ensure excellent leadership for our Jamestown hospital. Michael is originally from Dothan, Ala., and has spent a large portion of his career in Georgia. He now lives in Tennessee and fully understands the needs and workings of a rural community.”

Alexander takes the reins at Jamestown Regional just two days before the hospital loses its Medicare provider agreement. After Wednesday, the hospital will not receive federal reimbursement for services provided to patients with Medicare or Medicaid coverage. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced two weeks ago that it was terminating its agreement with the Jamestown hospital after the facility failed to correct a series of deficiencies that had been documented by a state survey team. A May 14 survey found that the hospital owed more than $4 million to various vendors, which had resulted in a loss of services and two doctors opting to stop admitting patients at the hospital.

In Monday’s statement, Rennova said that it was making “every effort” to “correct this matter in the immediate future. Rennova is committed to the citizens of the communities served for the long term, and we look forward to sharing more positive actions in the coming months as we correct the current situation with CMS, invest in and provide additional services from the hospital.”

Rennova purchased Jamestown Regional from Tennova in early 2018, and has since acquired Jellico Community Hospital, giving the Florida-based firm three hospitals in the Cumberlands, along with Oneida’s Big South Fork Medical Center.

Alexander said he believes Jamestown Regional is positioned to serve the Fentress County area.

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“I believe that Jamestown Medical Center can effectively serve the medical needs of our area in a manner that is professional and efficient,” he said. “I look forward to applying my knowledge and experience to oversee the hospital through its challenges and to provide the very best medical care possible to this community.”

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