Sumner Regional Medical Center is part of HighPoint Health System, which is comprised of four hospitals serving the needs of communities in northern middle Tennessee. The system includes Sumner Regional Medical Center, the 155-bed flagship hospital located in Gallatin; Riverview Regional Medical Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Carthage; Trousdale Medical Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Hartsville; and Livingston Regional Hospital, a 114-bed acute care hospital in Livingston. The system, which employs more than 1,600 people, is part of LifePoint Health's network of hospital facilities nationwide.
Chief Executive Officer, Sumner Regional Medical Center, and Market President, HighPoint Health System
Susan Peach, BSN, MBA, became the new chief executive officer of HighPoint Health System in July 2012. A veteran hospital administrator with more than 30 years of healthcare experience, Susan came to HighPoint Health System from LifePoint Hospitals' Hospital Support Center, where she served as chief nursing officer of the Delta Division since 2010. In that role, she provided clinical leadership and oversight for nine LifePoint Hospitals, including the four hospital campuses of HighPoint Health System.
Prior to joining LifePoint, Susan served as senior vice president, Performance Management, for Catholic Health Initiatives from 2003 to 2010; vice president, Strategic Quality Management and Clinical Services, and system chief nursing officer for Quorum Health Resources from 1996 to 2003; and chief executive officer (1995-1996) and chief operating officer (1992-1995) at Rockdale Regional Medical Center.
Peach holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Clayton College. She is also a Six Sigma Black Belt. Peach and her husband Jim are residents of Sumner County.