TriStar Names New Chief Operating Officer


Contact:  Dede Rively

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Nick Howald joins Hendersonville’s largest employer in senior leader role



Hendersonville, Tenn. (December 18, 2017)Tristar Hendersonville announced today the appointment of Nick Howald as the hospital’s new chief operating officer.

“We are proud to welcome Nick Howald to our team,” said Regina Bartlett, chief executive officer at TriStar Hendersonville.  “Howald’s experience as a healthcare executive and proven leadership record will be a huge asset to our community as we strive to improve our operations to serve the growing needs of Sumner County.”

Howald most recently served as the Associate Chief Operating Officer at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, where he earned increasing roles of responsibility since joining their team as an Administrative Intern in May 2014. Bartlett notes, “Howald was asked to serve as the Interim Director of the TriStar Transfer Center and has done a tremendous job in providing leadership to that team.  In addition, he serves on the Division Transfer Task Force that helps facilitate development of best practices and protocols in the patient transfer process.”

            Howald earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, his Masters in Health Administration and Policy from the University of Iowa College of Public Health and his Masters of Business Administration from Tippie School of Management at the University of Iowa.



About TriStar Hendersonville

TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center is a 148-bed facility providing quality healthcare to Sumner and surrounding counties for more than 35 years. The facility is the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Sumner County and is a Certified Primary Stroke Center. The newly constructed Birth Center at TriStar Hendersonville features a six private room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), spacious maternity suites and a lactation boutique for inpatient and outpatient breastfeeding services. TriStar Hendersonville also offers cardiology, neurology, orthopedic, surgical and wound care. For more information, call TriStar MedLine® at 615-342-1919. Visit us at, “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

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