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Wampler returns as Ballad executive

Johnson City Press • May 20, 2018 at 5:45 AM

Andrew Wampler, a health care executive with 18 years of experience with local health systems, has returned to the Tri-Cities to join Ballad Health.

Wampler serves as the organization’s vice president of operational excellence and lean management, as well as the chief financial officer for Franklin Woods Community Hospital and Woodridge Hospital.

In his new role, Wampler will be responsible for financial operations at both facilities, as well as the strategic and lean processes of all Ballad Health hospitals, physician practices and offices.

Through the operational excellence department, Wampler also will evaluate all current structures and processes of Ballad Health and create a strategic vision for the future, incorporating process improvement techniques in various elements of health system operations. He has been charged with developing a lean steering committee, comprised of team members across the system, which will set the direction for operational excellence.

Operational excellence will play a role in Ballad Health’s fulfillment of commitments outlined in the organization’s certificate of public advantage and cooperative agreement, which outline the state oversight of Ballad’s post-merger compliance.

Wampler began his health care career as the accounts payable coordinator for Johnson City Specialty Hospital. He then took on roles of increasing responsibility, eventually becoming vice president of finance and operational excellence for Mountain States Health Alliance.

Most recently, Wampler served as the vice president and chief financial officer of Pardee Hospital, part of UNC Healthcare, based in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Wampler led all aspects of financial operations for the hospital, as well as process improvement measures that further bolstered the facility’s financial performance.

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