No Matter Where Life Takes Us

You Are Our Mission


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.

Most recently, Tom served as Chief Executive Officer of both Berwick Hospital Center in Berwick, Pennsylvania, and Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Ronceverte. 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.

Our Board of Trustees

  • Peter Pavarini, Chair
  • John Worthington, MD, Chief of staff
  • Steven Burroughs
  • Robert Carton
  • Nancy Dunlap
  • William R. Hathaway, MD
  • Marc Hehn
  • James Maurin
  • Mary Adair Trumbly
  • Greg Lowe, North Carolina Division President
  • Tom Neal, CEO/CNO
  • Nancy Dunlap, MD

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