Quality starts at the top. The committed and experienced leadership team at Community Health Systems sets the standard for company excellence and strives to inspire success at every level. With a track record of operational excellence, financial performance and the proven ability to apply astute business strategies across the organization, our management team shares a vision for how community hospitals can thrive when they are supported by the resources of a larger organization.

Executive Leadership


Wayne T. Smith
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Wayne Smith serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Community Health Systems, Inc. He is one of the most tenured executives in the hospital industry and has led the Company’s growth from a small rural hospital organization to become the largest operator of hospitals in the nation, as measured by number of facilities. Smith has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine for the past 14 years and a Top CEO for the healthcare facilities sector by Institutional Investor several times in the past decade.
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W. Larry Cash
President, Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer

Tim Hingtgen
President and Chief Operating Officer

Lynn T. Simon, M.D.
President, Clinical Services and Chief Quality Officer

Ben Fordham
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

Martin G. Schweinhart
Executive Vice President, Administration

Division Presidents

Martin J. Bonick
President, Division I Operations

Michael T. Portacci
President, Division II Operations

Robert O. Horrar
President, Division III Operations

John McClellan
President, Division IV Operations

Paul Smith
President, Division V Operations

Corporate Officers

Andrea E. (Andi) Bosshart
Senior Vice President, Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer

T. Mark Buford
Senior Vice President, Internal Audit

Larry M. Carlton
Senior Vice President, Revenue Management

Tomi Galin
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs

Kevin Hammons
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

Michael M. Lynd
Senior Vice President, Financial Services

Tim G. Marlette
Senior Vice President and Chief Purchasing Officer

Pamela T. Rudisill
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

Ronald J. Shafer
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Manish Shah
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Richard T. Willis
Vice President of Managed Care

Edward W. Lomicka
Vice President and Treasurer