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 16 years and a Top CEO for the healthcare facilities sector by Institutional Investor several times in the past decade.
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Tim Hingtgen
President and Chief Operating Officer

Lynn T. Simon, M.D.
President of Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer

Thomas J. Aaron
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ben Fordham
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

Martin G. Schweinhart
Executive Vice President, Administration

Division Presidents

Michael T. Portacci
President, Division II Operations

Paul Smith
President, Division III Operations

John McClellan
President, Division IV Operations

Corporate Officers

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

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

Kevin Hammons
Senior Vice President, Assistant Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer

Michael M. Lynd
Senior Vice President, Financial Services

Tim G. Marlette
Senior Vice President and Chief Purchasing Officer

Justin D. Pitt
Senior Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel

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
Senior Vice President of Managed Care

Edward W. Lomicka
Vice President and Treasurer