Rutherford Regional celebrated for outstanding performance in 2023 

Published 12:55 pm Monday, March 11, 2024

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Rutherford Regional Health System was honored by its parent company Lifepoint Health at an annual awards ceremony held in Dallas, Texas on February 27, receiving the 2023 Operations Excellence Award for the company’s eastern division of acute care facilities.

The Lifepoint Health Operations Excellence Award recognizes outstanding overall performance across the company’s acute care, rehabilitation and behavioral health business sectors. 

The award is given to exemplary facilities that have demonstrated a strong commitment to and measurable improvements in quality, service line growth, financial performance, workforce development, and community leadership.  

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“Rutherford Regional Health System is proud to receive this award, which highlights our entire team’s commitment to strengthening hospital operations while advancing quality and healthcare delivery in Rutherford County and the surrounding region,” said Tory Shepherd, chief executive officer at RRHS. “We are guided each and every day by our mission of making communities healthier, and we look forward to continuing this momentum into 2024 and beyond.”

The award was accepted by hospital leaders CEO Tory Shepherd, CNO Jamie Hill, Interim CFO Allen Clayton and previous CFO John Bostwick.

“The hospital has made great strides over the past year in delivering high-quality patient care and meeting specific quality benchmarks while also achieving significant volume growth across key service lines and being a strong community partner,” said Jason Zachariah, EVP and chief operating officer at Lifepoint Health. “We are very proud to recognize the Rutherford Regional Health  team with this well-deserved award.”


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