Bristol Regional Leadership Changes To Provide New Opportunities, Continue Tradition Of Strength

Bristol Regional Medical Center is making administrative changes that will build on the hospital's tradition of success and provide leaders with new opportunities to enhance quality of care.

Terry Eads, who has successfully guided Bristol Regional's quality, accreditation and risk management initiatives, has been named to a similar role at Wellmont Health System.

Eads will now serve as Wellmont's director of quality, safety and accreditation. She will provide strategic direction in the development and measurement of the system's accreditation processes. She will also develop a comprehensive medical safety program to enhance the safety of patients, visitors and Wellmont co-workers.

Eads worked for Bristol Regional since 1990 in multiple risk management roles before being named director of quality, accreditation and risk management in 2005.

She holds a bachelor's degree in safety engineering from Kennedy Western University and bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from King College.

Replacing Eads will be Penny Miller. Miller will be responsible for hospitalwide quality improvement projects, core data collection and reporting, accreditation requirements and risk management duties. She will also oversee the hospital's quality, stroke and risk management programs.

In another revision, Tim Anderson will now serve as Bristol Regional's vice president of patient care services and oversee all nursing care.

Early in his career, Anderson worked as a nurse and nurse case manager at Bristol Regional. He returned to Bristol Regional in 2011 to serve as director of acute care services.

Anderson has a bachelor's degree in nursing from Old Dominion University and a master's degree in education from Virginia Tech.

"Terry has performed marvelously for Bristol Regional, and I am confident she will excel in a systemwide role," said Bart Hove, the hospital's president. "Tim and Penny are valuable members of Bristol Regional's leadership whose contributions will ensure our hospital continues to deliver innovative and compassionate care."