December 14, 2020
HENDERSONVILLE, TN — Justin Coury has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center in Hendersonville, Tenn., effective December 15, 2020. Coury currently serves as chief operating officer (COO) of sister facility TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
As CEO of TriStar Hendersonville, Coury will be responsible for operations at the 159-bed hospital, the TriStar Hendersonville Outpatient Center, TriStar Women's Imaging in Hendersonville, as well as TriStar Portland, the hospital's freestanding emergency room in Portland, Tenn., which includes a laboratory and diagnostic center.
“Justin's commitment to high quality patient care, combined with his considerable operational experience, make him an ideal fit for this role,” said Heather J. Rohan, President of HCA Healthcare's TriStar Division. “Justin will build upon the incredible legacy created by retiring CEO Regina Bartlett with a continued focus on leading the hospital to provide high quality, compassionate care that puts the patient first.”
As COO of TriStar Centennial, Justin oversaw a number of construction projects, including the hospital's addition of a new Advanced Joint Replacement Institute, several new patient care, procedural areas, as well as a new parking facility. He was instrumental in the recruitment of key physicians who joined the hospital's medical staff, in partnering with HCA Robotics leaders to enhance robotic surgery efficiencies and technology, and advocating for the resourcing and expansion of services to better serve patients and improve the patient experience. As COO, Coury also had responsibility for key service lines, including heart and vascular, radiation oncology, and perioperative services.
Coury has been with HCA Healthcare since 2011 and COO at TriStar Centennial since 2017. Prior to joining Centennial, he served as the Chief Operating Officer and Ethics and Compliance Officer for Medical City Denton in Denton, Texas. He also previously served as the Associate Chief Operating Officer at HCA Medical Center of Plano in Plano, Texas, and the HCA Medical City Dallas and Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Coury earned an undergraduate degree in marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington, and a master's in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. He is an active board member for Interfaith Dental and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
“I heard about the strong sense of community and the friendly, caring culture at TriStar Hendersonville and was able to experience it myself when I visited the hospital,” said Coury. “I am excited to work alongside colleagues who love coming to work at TriStar Hendersonville and to serving the many patients who depend on the hospital and its services.”
“I have great respect and appreciation for all of the incredible work done by CEO Regina Bartlett, the Board of Trustees, the leadership team, and all of the employees at TriStar Hendersonville,” added Coury. “I look forward to working together to build upon their past successes, as we focus on improving more lives in more ways in Hendersonville and Portland.”
Coury replaces Regina Bartlett, who announced her retirement from TriStar Hendersonville in October following 42 years of nursing and leadership roles within HCA Healthcare, the last 13 years as CEO of TriStar Hendersonville.
“My decision to retire did not come easily and was made after much thought and prayer,” Bartlett said. “The past 13 years that I have had the privilege to serve as CEO of TriStar Hendersonville has, without a doubt, been the pinnacle of my 42 years of service in our great company. I am proud of what we've accomplished together, and I am excited to see what the future holds for our hospital.”
Under Bartlett's leadership, TriStar Hendersonville has grown considerably, with the addition of new patient beds in Hendersonville, a free-standing emergency room at TriStar Portland, a dedicated women's imaging center, a comprehensive heart and vascular center, and a beautiful new birth center featuring Sumner County's only Level II NICU. Bartlett also oversaw the addition of robotic surgery and total knee and hip replacement surgery programs, and led the hospital to achieve accreditation as Sumner County's first Chest Pain Center and certification as a Primary Stroke Center, and more recently, led the team to achieve designation as a Level III Trauma Center. She acquired a 256-slice CT to further advance the hospital's diagnostic capabilities in medical imaging for trauma, stroke, cardiac, and pediatric patients, and in the coming weeks, the hospital will break ground on a $17 million surgery expansion project that will add two additional surgery suites in 2021.
In addition to her leadership of the hospital, Bartlett has supported and played a role in the growth of many community programs that furthered the promise of TriStar Hendersonville to “improve more lives in more ways.” Bartlett served on the boards of Forward Sumner and the United Way of Sumner County, where an annual award for community members was named in honor of her tremendous work raising funds and awareness of the programs supported by the agency.
To learn more about TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center, please visit www.TriStarHendersonville.com.