SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. – Tug Valley ARH CEO Tim Hatfield has been appointed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin to serve on the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
“I am very blessed to have received this appointment to provide a voice in a statewide committee about healthcare issues impacting Eastern Kentucky,” Hatfield said.
Hatfield has 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, with the last nine and a half years being at Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center.
He has worked at three Kentucky hospitals throughout his career.
Hatfield also oversees physician recruiting for our 11 ARH hospital in their organization.
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has been around since 2001 and has invested more than $25 million in health policy research and pilot project grants across the Commonwealth.
On their website the Mission Statement is “To address the unmet health care needs of Kentuckians by developing and influencing health policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity.”
Hatfield said the vision for the organization is “where all Ky. residents to have access to safe, effective, affordable health care – and, by virtue of its environment, a Commonwealth that reduces health risks and health disparities and promotes health equity.”
Hatfield received his MBA from Morehead State University and BA in Accounting from the University of Pikeville. He just completed a two year term as the Chairman of the Cumberland District of the Kentucky Hospital Association.
He states that he is a proud member of McVeigh Baptist Church. Hatfield is
married to Joni Whitt Hatfield and they have two young children, Carson and Haley Hatfield.
He is also currently Vice-President of the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce and past President of the Christian Help Board.
(Kyle Lovern is the Managing Editor for the Civitas Media Mountain District including the Williamson Daily News and Logan Banner. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)