Jeff Whitehorn, who has served as CEO of TriStar Summit Medical Center for the last 14 years and has a 29-year career in the healthcare industry, has announced he will retire effective May 31, 2017.
During his tenure at TriStar Summit, Whitehorn has led expansion and growth efforts, including approval from the state for an expanded emergency room at the hospital and an addition of a freestanding emergency room that will be built in Mt. Juliet. He also led efforts to expand outpatient services at Summit Surgery Center; add outpatient imaging and diagnostic centers in Hermitage, Lebanon and Mt. Juliet; and bring radiation therapy to the local community through what is now Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Summit. Prior to joining TriStar Summit in 2003, Whitehorn was CEO of TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center.