Mountain Health Network Announces New CEO

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Mountain Health Network and Cabell Huntington Hospital Board of Directors announce that Kevin W. Yingling, RPh, MD, FACP, has been selected as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Mountain Health Network and President of Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center. He will assume strategic oversight of growing the regional health system on August 9.

“As a highly skilled physician, Dr. Yingling offers unique skills and insights that are patient-first focused,” stated Beth Hammers, Chair, Board of Directors for Cabell Huntington Hospital and Mountain Health Network. “As an experienced leader, he has held numerous clinical care and academic leadership roles in the Huntington medical community for over 25 years. Dr. Yingling is the only physician who has served as president of both the CHH and SMMC medical staffs. He has been a member of the Cabell Huntington Hospital board of directors and first chair of the Mountain Health board of directors from 2018 – 2020. Dr. Yingling was integral to the development of the Health Sciences Campus through establishing the School of Pharmacy at Marshall University at the Stephen J. Kopp Hall and the Fairfield Landing Building. He continues to serve on the board of managers for Marshall Pharmacy and chair of the Cabell County Board of Health.”

Dr. Yingling received his Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and Medical Degree from Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. He completed his internship, residency, post-graduate training and fellowship at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He is a past chair of the department of Internal Medicine at Marshall Health and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the SOM. Dr. Yingling is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, holds several professional memberships, and has received numerous honors and awards. Lifelong residents of Cabell County, he and his wife, Mary Alice, have four children, eight grandchildren and a large extended family in the area.          

“Dr. Yingling is driven to make a positive difference in the health of the people of our region. He is motivated by unifying our healthcare delivery network and guiding a shared strategic vision,” stated Hammers.  

“On behalf of the board, we are grateful to the leadership and physician committees for their participation in the CEO selection process. They have been extremely thoughtful of the present and future needs of Mountain Health and their feedback helped the board reach an overwhelming decision. We also extend our gratitude to Paul English Smith, JD, Mountain Health vice president and general counsel, who has graciously served as Interim CEO for the past two months.”

More information and official welcoming activities will be forthcoming.