John Chiles Elected Chairman Of Holston Valley's Board Of Directors; Three Others Join Panel

John ChilesJohn Chiles, a retired trial lawyer who also conducted mediations, has been elected chairman of Holston Valley Medical Center's board of directors.

Chiles succeeds Charlie Floyd, whose term recently expired. Floyd will continue to serve on the board as its immediate past board chairman.

The new board leader said he is honored to serve such an important role with Kingsport's flagship hospital.

"Holston Valley is a major part of the Kingsport community, and I'm excited and humbled to help guide it into the future," he said. "Holston Valley has served Kingsport for more than 75 years, and it will continue to play an integral part in advancing our region's health status. We have achieved tremendous success due to the great work of our board and all the people on the front lines of care in our hospital."

Tim Attebery, Holston Valley's president, said Chiles is an excellent choice as chairman.

"We're thrilled to have John lead the board as we continue to move forward in the delivery of superior health care," he said. "John has proven himself to be an exemplary community leader, and we look forward to working with him for the next two years."

Three new members have joined the volunteer board, which guides the hospital and provides community leadership. They are David Cagle, pastor of First Presbyterian Church; Norris Sneed, an Eastman Chemical Company retiree; and Roger Leonard, chairman of the Wellmont Health System board of directors and a senior adviser for a national boutique investment bank.

Terry Begley, a retired Eastman vice president, has been elected vice chairman, and Olan Jones Jr., Eastman Credit Union's president and CEO, will serve as its secretary.

Members rotating off the board are Dr. Marvin Cameron, pastor of First Baptist Church; Dr. William Locke, former president of Northeast State Community College; and T. Arthur "Buddy" Scott Jr., a Kingsport lawyer with a business and estate planning practice who most recently served as Wellmont's board chairman.

"We appreciate the excellent service rendered by these outstanding community servants," Chiles said. "Their commitment to our hospital is impressive, and the wisdom they demonstrated during their tenures on the board has greatly impacted the caliber of the patient experience at Holston Valley."