Noblin named Pleasant Valley Hospital CEO

Friday, September 13, 2019

Jeff Noblin, FACHE, has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH). Beginning Sept. 9, Noblin replaces Interim CEO Connie Davis, executive director of Ancillary Services at PVH.

Noblin arrives from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, where he served as the CEO of Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS)-Lawrenceburg. He was responsible for the operational direction and day-to-day management of a 99-bed licensed acute care hospital serving Lawrence and surrounding counties in southern middle Tennessee.

“With input from Pleasant Valley Hospital physicians, executive leadership and department directors, the Board of Trustees made the unanimous decision Monday, August 12, 2019, to offer the position to Jeff Noblin and he accepted,” said James Lockhart, DDS, chairman of the PVH Board of Trustees. “The PVH Board is confident Mr. Noblin is the perfect fit for Pleasant Valley Hospital and the people who live and work in the communities we serve. The PVH Board appreciates and commends Connie Davis, executive director of Ancillary Services, for her outstanding leadership as interim CEO.”

“We are pleased to welcome Jeff Noblin as the CEO of Pleasant Valley Hospital,” said Michael Mullins, FACHE, president and CEO of Mountain Health Network (MHN). “Jeff has an impressive track record of innovative healthcare leadership and I look forward to working with him as we continue to enhance our partnership with Pleasant Valley Hospital.”

PVH and MHN maintain a management services agreement, which was approved by both boards earlier this year.

“Mr. Noblin is an operational leader and skilled relationship builder with more than 20 years of healthcare experience,” Davis said. “He utilizes a collaborative leadership approach with an emphasis on patient safety and satisfaction, strategic and economic development, as well as developing strong relationships with the community. Mr. Noblin is an executive who is known as being transparent, highly visible in the organization, and a staunch advocate for improving community health. I am looking forward to working with Jeff.”

In addition to his leadership role at STRHS-Lawrenceburg, Noblin has nearly 20 years of hospital leadership experience, including more than 10 years of experience as a CEO. He served as the CEO at Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama; the assistant CEO at Cherokee Medical Center; an administrator at South Mississippi Surgery Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and as a project manager at Phoebe Putney Health System in Albany, Georgia.

Noblin earned his master’s degree in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and his bachelor’s degree in business and communications from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Noblin is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Certified Administrator Surgery Center and a Distinguished Toastmaster.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Pleasant Valley family to continue its proud 60-year history of making its community healthier,” Noblin said. “My wife, Dean, and our two girls, Victoria and Daphne, are excited about this great opportunity and looking forward to calling Mason County home.”