President and CEO
Bart Hove is president and CEO of
Wellmont Health System. He has been with Wellmont since 2000 and has 38 years of health care management experience, with 32 of those spent serving as CEO in various hospitals and organizations.
He was the recipient of the Tennessee Hospital Association’s meritorious service award in 2009 and is a longtime fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
He is a member of the Hospital Alliance of Tennessee board of directors and the Tennessee Hospital Association board of directors, where he has also served on the association’s finance and awards committees. He was also board president of
Bristol Surgery Center and Sapling Grove Surgery Center and a board member of The Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia and Renaissance Surgery Center.
Hove has also been steeped in community affairs. He was a member of the board for the Bristol Tennessee/Virginia Chamber of Commerce; the City of Bristol, Tennessee, Strategic Planning Committee; and the advisory boards of King University and Northeast State Community College. He is a past president of the United Way of Bristol and is a Paul Harris Fellow with the Rotary Club.
Prior to joining Wellmont, Hove served as CEO of Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi; president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky; CEO of Crestwood Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama; and administrator of Beaches Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
Hove received a bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and a master’s degree in hospital administration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.