Tennova Healthcare - Cleveland Announces JT Barnhart As New CEO

Friday, March 8, 2019
Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland announces that JT Barnhart, FACHE has accepted the position of CEO.  Mr. Barnhart comes to the hospital from his position as CEO at Dallas Medical Center in Dallas, Tx. 

“This news comes after months of searching for the right individual to continue our mission to care for our community. We were impressed with Mr. Barnhart’s valuable experience in hospital performance results, service line growth and physician recruitment, which made him the key choice for our facility.  We look forward to him starting April 1 as he will be a dynamic leader for us going forward,” said Bryson M. Kirksey, chairman, Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland board. 

Mr.
Barnhart started his healthcare career as associate administrator at Midwest Regional Medical Center in Midwest, City, Ok.  He then joined Dallas Regional Medical Center as chief operating officer and from there continued to move up in his career with a history of success at each of his facilities, officials said.  

"I'm excited and honored to join this incredibly dynamic organization in helping to further the efforts of providing top notch healthcare to the Bradley County community. The engagement among all team members of the Hospital is incredibly evident. I look forward to partnering with our team and the community to continue the growth of Tennova Cleveland,” said JT Barnhart, CEO Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland.

Mr. Barnhart earned a bachelor of science degree majoring in business administration in health care management from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  He continued his education and received his master of business administration from the University of Central Florida, Orlando. 

“JT’s passion for excellent patient care, as well has his experience in service line development, will be important as Tennova continues to improve access to medical services in our community,” said Lisa Childers, interim CEO Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland.  

Mr. Barnhart has served on multiple chamber boards, the University of Central Florida executive advisory board, as well as the Achieve board of directors.  He looks forward to becoming engaged in Cleveland’s civic activities.

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