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