Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Announces Administrative Addition

September 26, 2017

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System officials announce the addition of Rose A. Adams to the leadership team.  Ms. Adams has been named Administrator of Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Sewanee and will begin her role the seventh of November.

“We are so impressed with Rose and her leadership skills,” said STRHS president Rob Followell.  “Her background and experience in the administrative area of healthcare, negotiating, and relationship building will complement our strategy and mission of making communities healthier.  I believe she is a perfect fit for our Sewanee hospital and I look forward to the new exciting things we will see happen in that facility”.

Ms. Adams received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee with a double major in Business Management and Marketing and later her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in healthcare management for the same university.

Ms. Adams’ healthcare experience began as director of physician outreach and market development at Tennova Healthcare Harton in Tullahoma.  During this time her duties included but were not limited to recruiting, retention, acquisition, physician education, and practice management.  Ms. Adams led the rollout of electronic medical records for physician, she created a physician leadership council, and collaborated on a hospital presentation that was utilized by the hospital parent company.

Ms. Adams’ physician outreach role led to her being named assistant administrator with many additional responsibilities. As the assistant administrator she provided over-site of thirteen departments, recruited twelve physicians, negotiated contracts, worked with acquisitions, analyzed data and market condition for growth and development opportunities as well as data to identify cost efficiencies.  She worked closely with the chief executive office to ensure the hospital met necessary regulatory, compliance approvals, and quality accreditations.

“Her vast knowledge of all facets of the healthcare industry make her a tremendous asset not only to Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Sewanee but to our entire system,” concluded Followell.  “Our leadership teams in Lawrenceburg, Pulaski, and Winchester share in the welcome of Rose to the organization and look forward to working with her.”