Leadership Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nursing Officer Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA, serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nursing Officer of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. Tom is a proven leader with more than 30 years of progressive healthcare experience and has a diverse skill set in acute care, behavioral health and post-acute operations. Tom most recently held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Community Health Systems (CHS). During his time with CHS, he served as Chief Executive Officer of both Berwick Hospital Center in Berwick, Pennsylvania, and Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Ronceverte, West Virginia. As CEO of Berwick Hospital Center, Tom helped to rebuild their primary care physician base and also led efforts to bring about significant improvements in patient experience scores, safety and quality outcomes. Tom has an MBA from the University of Louisville, MHA from the California College of Health Sciences, BSN from Regents College of New York and an ADN from Jefferson Community College.