April 10, 2020
TriStar Skyline Medical Center is pleased to welcome Nick Howald as the hospital's new chief operating officer (COO). Nick comes to TriStar Skyline from sister facility TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center in Hendersonville, where he served as COO for two years. He will oversee operations at the 278-bed hospital and related care areas serving communities in and around Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.
"Nick will be a great asset to our leadership team at TriStar Skyline," said Dustin Greene, TriStar Skyline Chief Executive Officer. "His track record of growth-oriented leadership, excellent physician relationships, and an unwavering commitment to our patients makes him a great fit for our team."
Nick has seven years of increasing responsibility with HCA, starting as an administrative intern at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, then as an administrative resident and later as associate administrator at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. He also spent a period of time serving as the interim executive for the TriStar Transfer Center. Greene noted, "At every stop, Nick has displayed excellent leadership, collaboration, and results. I'm certain the same will be true as he joins Skyline."
Nick is originally from Iowa and earned his Bachelors of Arts, Masters in Health Administration and Policy, and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. In Hendersonville, he has served on of the board of the Chamber of Commerce in Hendersonville and graduated from Leadership Sumner.
Nick and his wife, Rachel, live in Hendersonville and look forward to joining the TriStar Skyline family.
Nick replaces Jason Boyd, who was recently appointed chief executive officer at TriStar Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, Tenn.