Mullins Announces Mountain Health Network Leadership

Monday, March 18, 2019

Michael Mullins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mountain Health Network, has announced the corporate leadership team for the newly formed system. These new responsibilities became effective March 8, 2019.

“Mountain Health Network's commitment to continuing to provide our patients and their families with the highest quality and most technologically advanced care means defining and developing the new system,” Mullins stated. “It is my pleasure to announce these team members who will assume responsibilities and join me in leading the new system. Each of them brings a wealth of experience to their roles.”

Key system appointments include:

Monte Ward, chief financial officer, joined Cabell Huntington Hospital in 1978 and serves as Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Mr. Ward is responsible for the financial operations, strategic financial outlook, leadership and performance of the Mountain Health system including its affiliated companies and subsidiaries. He is a CPA, earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Marshall University (West Virginia), a Master of Business Administration from Marshall University, and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University (Texas).

Paul English Smith, vice president and general counsel, has served as in-house legal adviser to the Cabell Huntington Hospital's governing body, management and the Medical and Dental Staff since 1985. Mr. Smith is responsible for directing all legal, insurance, risk management, compliance and related affairs of the healthcare system and its related organizations and subsidiaries. A past president of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Mr. Smith is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Smith has over 36 years of experience as a practicing attorney with 33 years in healthcare risk management.

Hoyt J. Burdick, MD, chief clinical officer, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Burdick earned his Medical Degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and received a master's degree in Medical Management from Tulane University (Louisiana). He holds Fellowship status in the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Association for Physician Leadership and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Burdick is currently the West Virginia delegate to the American Medical Association. He is a Certified Physician Executive with additional certifications in both Health Care Quality and Patient Safety. Dr. Burdick has been with Cabell Huntington Hospital for 25 years and currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. In this expanded role as Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Burdick will guide the delivery of clinically integrated services that align with national best practices in quality and safety.

Susan Beth Robinson, chief Human Resources officer, has served as the Vice President of Human Resources (HR) for St. Mary's Medical Center since 1998. She oversees the development and implementation of HR operations, including HR policies, processes and procedures that support HR operations throughout the system. As such, Ms. Robinson leads the overall system HR structure that will allow the system to integrate new members seamlessly and efficiently. Ms. Robinson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Western Kentucky University and her law degree from the University of Kentucky.

Lisa Chamberlin Stump, chief strategy officer, has served as the Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Planning & Business Development at Cabell Huntington Hospital since 2012. Ms. Stump leads the system strategic planning, corporate branding and campaigns; advertising, social and digital media, physician outreach and community relations activities. She has more than 24 years of healthcare experience and holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of West Florida and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mount Union (Ohio). Ms. Stump is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and American Hospital Association's Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development.

Dennis Lee, chief information officer, has been the Vice President of Information Systems and Chief Information Officer for Cabell Huntington Hospital since 2011, and has led implementation of CPOE, physician documentation, and a host of other health technology and systems. Mr. Lee has over 30 years of experience in a variety of information systems-related positions including his time spent in the U.S. Air Force followed by roles as a technology consultant and various leadership roles in healthcare. He holds positions with various organizations including the West Virginia Health Information Network, the Marshall University Health Informatics Advisory Council, and the West Virginia chapter of HIMSS. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science from University of Maryland University College and Master of Science in Business Administration from Marshall University.

Kevin Yingling, MD, RPh, chairman of the Mountain Health Network Board of Directors stated, “This management team has accomplished a great deal during the past year. My fellow board members and I believe that this team has the vision to make Mountain Health a world-class health care system.” Yingling added, “We are excited about Mountain Health's opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the health of our region and make Huntington a health care destination.”