Methodist University Hospital president, Tim A. Slocum, FACHE, has been appointed to the Council of Regents for Tennessee, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). ACHE is an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.
Slocum took office in March and will serve a three-year term. As part of his duties, Slocum will have the important responsibility of electing the ACHE Board of Governors and its Chair – as well as providing advice and counsel to the Board of Governors.
Slocum joined Methodist University Hospital in 2019 as chief operating officer and has served as president of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s 583-bed flagship hospital since August 2021. Methodist University Hospital and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital comprise the academic hospitals within the MLH six-hospital system.
Methodist University Hospital is home to the health system’s transplant, cancer and neurosciences institutes. The hospital is a DNV-certified comprehensive stroke center. It is also accredited by the American College of Cardiology in Electrophysiology and as a Chest Pain Center. Methodist University Hospital received the 2022 Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Chest Pain – MI Registry.
Prior to MLH, Slocum spent 16 years with Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia, a four-hospital organization formerly known as Central Georgia Health System.
Slocum holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Mercer University and received both an MBA and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also earned Lean & Six Sigma Black Belt certification from the Institute of Industrial Engineers.