Market President, HighPoint Health System
Chief Executive Officer, Sumner Regional Medical Center
Rod Harkleroad, RN is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Sumner Regional Medical Center (SRMC). Harkleroad serves as market president of HighPoint Health System (HighPoint), which includes SRMC as well as Riverview Regional Medical Center (RRMC) in Carthage, Tennessee and Trousdale Medical Center (TMC) in Hartsville, Tennessee.
A seasoned healthcare administrator with significant operational and clinical experience, Harkleroad has served in diverse leadership positions in North Carolina and Tennessee. Prior to his role at SRMC, Harkleroad served as CEO of Frye Regional Medical Center (FRMC), a Duke LifePoint facility located in Hickory, North Carolina. He also previously served in the HighPoint market as CEO of RRMC and TMC and as associate chief nursing officer at SRMC.
Harkleroad earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and a Master of Business Administration and Management from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2019, he was named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “60 Rural Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know.”
Chief Financial Officer, HighPoint Health System
John Doyle, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for all HighPoint Health System facilities, including the flagship Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. He has accrued a wealth of healthcare finance leadership across multiple states including Texas, Kentucky and South Carolina.
In 1999, Mr. Doyle was an original LifePoint Health employee as CFO at Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville, Kentucky. He was impressed with the focus on quality of LifePoint Health, and is happy to continue his career building on the strong financial base at HighPoint, so that we may continue to expand essential health care services to the communities we serve.
Chief Medical Officer
Geoff Lifferth, MD, FAAEM, was born in Madison, Tennessee, and has worked in the Emergency Department at Sumner Regional for the last 15 years. He did his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University, medical school at UT Memphis, and his Residency in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine residency, working at Mass General, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Lifferth is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and has served in multiple leadership positions in our hospital, including previously serving as the Chair of the Ethics committee, and as the Chief of Staff for two years. He is the former vice president of the Tennessee AAEM, and currently serves on the board of directors.
He and his wife Kate have five children. He is an outdoorsman who enjoys backpacking, sailing, running and spending time with family and the Boy Scouts. He is also fluent in conversational Japanese.
Braxton Holloway is the assistant administrator for Sumner Regional Medical Center, providing operational leadership guidance to nine hospital-based departments, including the lab, outpatient cancer center, environmental services, Sumner Station, the wound care center, medical staff services and physician services.
Mr. Holloway provided leadership to the 18 physician practices of HighPoint Health System, which are responsible for more than 100,000 annual patient encounters, prior to becoming assistant administrator. He has been working in clinical settings, directing, planning, and supervising daily operations and special projects for nearly 16 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Middle Tennessee State University.
His wife, Valerie, is a pediatric registered nurse, and they have three children together. He is a native Tennessean and grew up in Franklin. He and Valerie have lived in Sumner County for the past 6 years.