Ashe Memorial Hospital has appointed Brian Yates as chief executive officer effective immediately. Brian brings more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership, hospital management and integration, physician practice operations, physician recruitment and service line development. Most recently, Brian was vice president of managed hospitals for Adept Health, formerly Novant Health Shared Services. In this position he led collaborative efforts between hospitals managed by Novant Health.
“I’m honored to work with the physicians and team members at Ashe Memorial Hospital.” Yates said. “I look forward to supporting the work they have done to provide quality care to patients and make the hospital an important resource in the Ashe community.”
Yates has served with Novant Health for over 10 years. Prior to his role as vice president of managed hospitals, Yates was the executive of Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center, a 125-bed hospital in upstate South Carolina and Director of Operations for the Novant Health Medical Group.
“On behalf of the board, I look forward to working with Brian in his new role of CEO,” said Donnie Johnson, Chairman, Ashe Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. “He has spent his career dedicated to community hospitals and his experience as a hospital administrator brings valuable insight to enhancing how this hospital continues to care for our community.”