Bristol native Michael W. Garfield has been appointed as Tennova Healthcare Market CEO. Garfield will oversee Tennova’s seven hospitals located in Knox, Campbell, Cocke, Jefferson and Scott counties, numerous ancillary facilities and a large employed physician group with offices throughout East Tennessee.
Most recently Garfield served as a division vice president with Community Health Systems in Nashville overseeing 12 hospitals in the Midwest and upper Southeastern areas of the United States. With more than 25 years of senior leadership, Garfield has served as CEO of a multi-hospital system as well as CEO and COO of major tertiary facilities with HCA in Middle Tennessee.
A native of Bristol, he received his business and economics degree from Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and master’s degree in healthcare administration from Tulane University in New Orleans. Garfield and his wife, Karen, a vice president at SunCrest Healthcare, a home health company, will be relocating to the greater Knoxville area in the near future. They have one daughter, Megan, who attends college in Wisconsin.