Rebecca BeckHancock County Hospital’s President Selected by National Publication as a Leader to Know

Aug. 15, 2016 – Rebecca Beck’s stellar leadership as president of Hancock County Hospital has landed her in the national spotlight and resulted in her selection by an industry publication as one of its 50 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know.

Becker’s Hospital Review, which provides business and legal news as well as analysis about hospitals and health systems, recently named Beck to this exclusive list. The monthly publication said her guidance has resulted in the hospital being recognized nationally for its quality care and patient satisfaction.

“This is well-deserved recognition for Rebecca, who has set a standard of excellence that is enhancing the caliber of care at Hancock County,” said Eric Deaton, Wellmont Health System’s chief operating officer. “We have been extremely impressed with her administration of the hospital and her ability to build on the tremendous work performed every day by our physicians and co-workers. She is a strong leader whose skill set is making a positive difference in the care we deliver to the community.”

Beck has served as president of Hancock County and Hawkins County Memorial Hospital since January 2015. During her tenure, Becker’s has named Hancock County as one of its Critical Access Hospitals to Know for 2016, leading to her selection among the CEOs to know. A year earlier, the facility was one of 20 critical access hospitals chosen by the National Rural Health Association to earn a best practice designation for patient satisfaction.

In 2012, that organization picked Hancock County as one of the top 20 critical access hospitals in the country for quality.

A critical access hospital provides fewer than 25 inpatient beds, has an annual average length of stay of less than 96 hours for acute inpatient care, delivers around-the-clock emergency care and is located at least 35 miles from another hospital. Hancock County serves the community with 10 inpatient beds and five emergency department beds. Other care available at the hospital includes a 16-slice CT scanner and X-ray, laboratory, ultrasound and respiratory therapy services.

“I appreciate this recognition from Becker’s, which reflects the commitment by everyone at Hancock County to provide the best outcomes possible for our patients,” Beck said. “We’re proud to play an integral role in improving people’s health and are grateful for the trust the community places in us. We will continue to examine ways we can make the patient experience even better.”

Beck came to Hancock County and Hawkins County Memorial after serving as director of surgical services at Bristol Regional Medical Center and Bristol Surgery Center. Earlier in her 15-year Wellmont career, she was associate director of surgical services and anesthesia at Bristol Regional.