Brian Hobson, A 25-Year Member Of Bristol Regional’s Staff, Selected As Hospital’s Chief Operating Officer

Brian HobsonBRISTOL – Brian Hobson, a leader with a track record of success, has been selected as Bristol Regional Medical Center’s chief operating officer.

Hobson has served the hospital in multiple roles for 25 years, including the last several months as interim chief operating officer. Greg Neal, the hospital’s president, said Hobson has excelled and earned removal of his interim status.

“Brian is an excellent administrator whose skill set and history of delivering results make him an excellent choice for this position,” Neal said. “I have worked with Brian for several years and appreciate his diligence, work ethic and commitment to excellence.”

As chief operating officer, Hobson will be responsible for daily operations of the ancillary and support services departments. He will also serve as a member of Bristol Regional’s executive leadership team.

Hobson rose through the ranks during his initial 24-year career at the hospital. He was a respiratory therapist, oversaw pulmonary diagnostics and directed the pulmonary and neurophysiology departments and the medical emergency team. He also was responsible for Bristol Regional’s wound care services.

His success in these roles resulted in a promotion in 2011 to finance director at Hawkins County Memorial Hospital and Hancock County Hospital and, later, additional duties for Wellmont Health System as vice president of finance and operations for the community hospital division.  Neal supervised him in these positions and saw firsthand Hobson’s leadership and teamwork.

Hobson said he appreciated the opportunity to work in Wellmont’s community hospital division, saying it prepared him well for his new position. He said he is pleased to have another opportunity to serve Bristol Regional.

“As a longtime member of the hospital’s staff, I have seen Bristol Regional’s tremendous growth and observed our status as the preferred healthcare provider in our service area,” Hobson said. “I look forward to working with our physicians and the rest of our leadership team to chart a course for our hospital that will continue to benefit patients.”

Hobson holds a bachelor’s degree from King University and multiple certifications and registrations. He is a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care and serves as chairman of the Advisory Committee for Respiratory Care at East Tennessee State University.