President, Community Hospital Division
Fred Pelle is president of Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Lonesome Pine Hospital, Hawkins County Memorial Hospital and Hancock County Hospital. He previously served as chief operating officer for these four hospitals. Pelle is in his second tenure with Wellmont, having worked for the health system from 2002-2011. During that time, he was president of Hawkins County Memorial and Hancock County as well as CEO of Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy, Va. Pelle also served as CEO of Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Ky., in 2011 and 2012 as part of his 30-year career in health care. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Athens State College and a master’s in business administration from Troy State University. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.