Richard Willis was appointed Vice President of Managed Care in 2010. He formerly served as Regional Director of Managed Care in Texas. Prior to joining the company in 2008, he served as President of Central and West Texas Operations for Humana, Inc., and was previously COO and Vice president of Sales. Willis has more than 20 years of experience in the managed care industry.
Tim Hingtgen oversees the operations of hospitals in Alaska, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. He joined CHS in 2008 as Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining CHS, Hingtgen held Chief Operating and Chief Executive Officer positions at hospitals in Arizona, Indiana and Nevada. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and holds a master’s in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Marty Bonick manages the operations of hospitals in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina and Virginia. He joined CHS in 2011 as a Vice President of Division Operations, bringing more than 16 years of for-profit and non-profit healthcare leadership experience. He came to the company from Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky, where he served as CEO of Jewish Hospital and Senior Vice President of Operations for the system. Formerly, he was CEO of Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa. In 2011, Bonick was the recipient of the Kentucky’s ACHE Early Career Executive Regent’s Award and in 2008 he was named an “Up and Comer” by Modern Healthcare magazine. He holds dual master’s degrees from Washington University in St. Louis in Healthcare Administration and Information Management and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois.
Larry Cash joined Community Health Systems in 1997 as Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2001.
Cash is an experienced finance and operations executive with a keen understanding of industry dynamics. For nine consecutive years, Cash has been recognized as one of the Top 3 CFOs in the healthcare sector by Institutional Investor magazine. He was named Business Tennessee’s first ever CFO of the Year in 2008 and also earned that distinction in the public companies category from the Nashville Business Journal in 2009.
Cash serves on the Board of Directors of Cross Country Healthcare Inc., a provider of nurse and allied staffing services, multi-specialty locum tenens services, and other human capital management services for the healthcare industry. Cash is also a member of the Nashville Health Care Council.
Prior to joining Community Health Systems, Cash held executive level finance positions at Columbia/HCA, Humana, Inc., and Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Cash is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and is professionally affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Wayne Smith joined Community Health Systems in 1997 as President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2001, he was named Chairman of the Board.
Smith is one of the most tenured executives in the hospital industry. Over the years, he has garnered professional recognition from his peers, investors, and the business community. He has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare each of the 12 years Modern Healthcare has published the peer voted list, ranking number 17 in 2013. Institutional Investor magazine has named Smith a Top CEO for the healthcare facilities sector several times over the past decade.
Smith is currently Chairman of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and a past-chair and current board member of the Federation of American Hospitals and Nashville Health Care Council. He serves on the Board of Directors of Praxair, Inc., a publicly-traded company. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Auburn University.
Prior to joining Community Health Systems, Smith was President and Chief Operating Officer of Humana, Inc., where he served in various management positions during his 23 years with that company. Smith holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University.
Ron Shafer is responsible for human resources management and recruiting as well as the oversight of physician recruitment. He previously held leadership positions in areas that include hospital, physician practice and division operations, including Vice President of Operations for Division V and, most recently, Vice President of Physician Practice Services. Shafer joined the company in 1998 as CEO of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell, where he was named CEO of the Year in 2001. He has more than 30 years of hospital management experience, including work with HCA and Brim Healthcare. Shafer is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Tim G. Marlette is responsible for managing the supply and equipment purchasing for the company, as well as overseeing vendor contracts and Group Purchasing relationships. Marlette joined CHS in July 1998. He has over 26 years of healthcare experience including various positions with Humana, Inc. and Columbia/HCA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting/Economics from McKendree College in Illinois.
Michael Lynd joined CHS in 2001 as Corporate Accounting Manager. He was promoted to Director of Corporate Accounting in 2004, to Vice President of Internal Audit in 2007 and to Vice President of Financial Services in 2012. Lynd oversees the Patient Financial Services group and internal collection agency. He has served as chairman of the Risk Committee, a member of the Disclosure Committee, and contributed to the development of the company-wide financial policies and procedures. With more than 15 years of accounting and audit experience, Lynd previously was a senior associate in the audit division at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where he supervised audits of large, publicly traded companies and governmental agencies.
Debbie Landers is responsible for standardizing and building marketing initiatives for CHS affiliated hospitals, including advertising, customer service and web services. She also has leadership responsibilities for the Senior Circle affinity program. Landers joined the company in 2003. With nearly 25 years of healthcare marketing experience, Landers has worked for Humana, Inc., Galen/Columbia, Jewish Hospital in Louisville, and St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She holds a master’s in Business Administration from Bellarmine University and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University School of Journalism. Landers is a member of the Federation of American Hospitals public relations committee and the Executive Advisory Board of Bellarmine University Rubel School of Business.
Rob Horrar provides management support to affiliated hospitals in Texas. He joined CHS in 1998 as Vice President of Business Development and Managed Care. Formerly, he was with Humana, Inc. for over 11 years and held several key management positions, including Executive Director for Nevada Operations. His experience includes managing the development of provider networks in Florida, Texas and Nevada, sales and marketing for HMO and PPO products, and medical management functions including quality assurance and utilization review. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Centre College of Kentucky and a master’s in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in Texas.