Our Leaders

Meet the individuals who lead our organization and teams on our journey to care for western North Carolina.

 

Greg Lowe
President, North Carolina Division

Greg Lowe is President of HCA Healthcare North Carolina Division, which includes Mission Health, the state’s sixth largest health system based in Western North Carolina. Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center.

Appointed to Mission in April 2019, Lowe had previously served as chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare’s Chippenham and Johnston-Willis (CJW) hospitals, a two-campus system in Richmond, Va., since 2016.

Before becoming CEO of CJW, Lowe was CEO of Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute, an HCA Healthcare-affiliated level II trauma center in Fort Pierce, Fla. During his tenure at Lawnwood, Lowe led the opening of a level III NICU and developed a pediatric emergency department and the Treasure Coast’s only comprehensive stroke center. Before joining HCA Healthcare, Lowe held CEO roles at hospitals in North Carolina and Tennessee.

Lowe studied healthcare administration at the University of Utah and received his Masters of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. He and his wife, Lee, reside in Asheville with their four sons. He enjoys cycling, the outdoors, sports and coaching.

 

Terence van Arkel
Chief Financial Officer, North Carolina Division

Terence van Arkel is CFO of HCA Healthcare’s newly-established North Carolina Division, which includes Mission Health, the state’s sixth largest health system based in Western North Carolina. Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Mission Health has approximately 12,000 employees.

Appointed to this role in April 2019, van Arkel has spent more than 23 years in leadership roles with HCA Healthcare. Throughout his healthcare career, he has served in a variety of financial and operational leadership roles.

Van Arkel earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Stetson University in Florida and his MBA in Healthcare Administration from West Governors University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

William R. Hathaway, MD, FACC
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Mission Hospital

Dr. Hathaway currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Mission Health. He has been in this role since January 2013.

He completed his premedical education in Biology from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont in 1984, graduating magna cum laude. Dr. Hathaway obtained his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society and class valedictorian of his 1988 graduating class.

Dr. Hathaway completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where he also served as Chief Resident. Training in Cardiovascular disease followed at Duke, where his research interests focused on clinical trials in cardiovascular disease. He then returned to his native state of Wisconsin, where he practiced cardiology and served as Medical Director at the LaSalle Heart and Lung Center in Appleton, WI, before joining Asheville Cardiovascular Associates in 1999.

Leadership responsibilities have included service as Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Chief of the Cardiovascular Service Line, and Vice Chief and Chief of Staff from 2009 to 2012 before assuming his current role of Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Mission Hospital in 2013. He has held numerous leadership roles in multiple community organizations and currently serves on the boards of the Mountain Area Health Education Center, the Mission Health Partners Accountable Care Organization, the Highland-Cashiers Hospital and LifeShare of the Carolinas, as well as a participating member of the North Carolina Healthcare Association’s Physician Advisory Council.

Gwen McKinney
Chief Compliance Officer

McKinney’s leadership responsibilities include oversight of the Corporate Compliance Program for Mission Health, as well as the audit and compliance and privacy departments. McKinney also serves to facilitate the system-wide enterprise risk management process for the health system. She is native to Asheville and has been with Mission Health since 1983, serving in various roles during the progression of her career. McKinney started her career as a board certified medical laboratory technologist and has held positions in health information management and finance before joining audit and compliance services in 2000. McKinney graduated cum laude from Montreat College with a degree in Business Administration and received her MBA from Western Carolina University. She is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Healthcare Compliance Association. McKinney serves on the board of Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry and is the board treasurer. She and her husband, Greg, have two grown daughters. They enjoy traveling, hiking and spoiling their little dog, Sophie.