R. Jason Thurman, M.D., FAAEM, CPPS, has been named the first chief medical officer for both TriStar Hendersonville and Skyline Medical Centers. In this role, he will work to enhance commitment to quality care, evidenced based practice, patient safety and clinical innovation activities for both facilities.

Dr. Thurman completed his medical degree at The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and his residency in Emergency Medicine at The University of Cincinnati. He previously served in a variety of leadership roles with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, including Associate Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Director of Quality and Patient Safety for the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Associate Medical Director of the Vanderbilt Stroke Center.

“TriStar Hendersonville is very excited to be welcoming Dr. Thurman to our team,” said Regina Bartlett, CEO at TriStar Hendersonville. “His proven clinical and leadership expertise will be very valuable as he takes the lead in our many quality initiatives both here and at TriStar Skyline.”

“Dr. Thurman’s leadership experience in the areas of emergency medicine, stroke and trauma will be strong attributes in the CMO role at TriStar Skyline as we continue to grow our nationally recognized stroke program and the new trauma program, “said Steve Otto, CEO at TriStar Skyline.

R. Jason Thurman, M.D., FAAEM, CPPS, has been named the first chief medical officer for both TriStar Skyline and Hendersonville Medical Centers. In this role, he will work to enhance commitment to quality care, evidenced based practice, patient safety and clinical innovation activities for both facilities.

Dr. Thurman completed his medical degree at The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and his residency in Emergency Medicine at The University of Cincinnati. He previously served in a variety of leadership roles with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, including Associate Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Director of Quality and Patient Safety for the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Associate Medical Director of the Vanderbilt Stroke Center.

“Dr. Thurman’s leadership experience in the areas of emergency medicine, stroke and trauma will be strong attributes in the CMO role at TriStar Skyline as we continue to grow our nationally recognized stroke program and the new trauma program, “said Steve Otto, CEO at TriStar Skyline.

“TriStar Hendersonville is very excited to be welcoming Dr. Thurman to our team,” said Regina Bartlett, CEO at TriStar Hendersonville. “His proven clinical and leadership expertise will be very valuable as he takes the lead in our many quality initiatives both here and at TriStar Skyline.”