Tish Towns, executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Regional One Health, has been appointed to the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) Board of Directors and named Chair of the THA Council on Inclusion and Health Equity.
THA is a membership association serving as an advocate for hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and the patients they serve. The organization also provides education and information to the public about health care issues at the state and national levels. The THA Council on Inclusion and Health Equity addresses inequality in the healthcare system in Tennessee. As chair of this group, Towns will work with the Council to promote equity of care and eliminate health care disparities. The Council advocates strategies to help members develop culturally competent leaders and staff to improve health outcomes in the communities they serve.
Towns began her career in State Government with the Tennessee Departments of Human Services and Health. Since the early 1990s, she has served in senior executive roles in community not-for-profit, rural and urban academic delivery settings. She joined Regional One Health in 2009. In her current role, Towns has direct responsibility for ambulatory services, post-acute care services, marketing and communications, market development and growth, community engagement, pastoral care, volunteers and guest services.