Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester/Sewanee Announces new Chief Operating Officer

April 24, 2017

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester/Sewanee (STRHS Winchester/Sewanee) officials have announced Clifford A. Wilson, III has joined the leadership team as Chief Operating Officer.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Cliff’s experience and expertise joining our team,” said STRHS Winchester/Sewanee CEO, Rob Followell.  “His background in operations management, physician services and relations, and business development will enhance our efforts to provide the community with convenient, quality care close to home. “

Mr. Wilson is a graduate of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida and he received his Masters of Business Administration with a healthcare concentration from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He has more than fourteen years of corporate management experience and more than ten years in healthcare administration.   Most recently, Mr. Wilson served as Assistant Administrator of Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers Georgia, a 138 bed acute care facility.  Rockdale Medical Center is also a LifePoint Hospital.

“It is a privilege to be joining the employees and medical staff of STRHS in supporting the mission of Making Communities Healthier, said Wilson.   “I have been so impressed with the commitment to excellence and desire to create comprehensive healthcare options, close to home, for the communities served by STRHS.  Having grown up on a large farm in North Florida, I have a deep respect for communities like Winchester and the surrounding area; it was a natural fit for me and my family.”

Wilson says he looks forward to working collaboratively to bring expanded services and new ways of delivering primary & specialty care to Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester/Sewanee.  He will begin his new position at STRHS Winchester/Sewanee this month.

“My family and I are very blessed to have the opportunity to join STRHS and the community, “concluded Wilson.

About Southern Tennessee Regional Health System

Part of LifePoint Health, Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS) is a regional network of hospitals and health care services serving the healthcare needs of communities in the southern Tennessee region with facilities in Winchester, Sewanee, Pulaski, and Lawrenceburg.  The system has 382 licensed beds, more than 300 affiliated physicians, 1,250 employees, and serves more than 160,000 people in rural communities in the region.  For more information, visit