Greenbrier Valley Medical Center names new CEO

Tim Bess has been named Chief Executive Officer of Greenbrier Valley Medical Center effective June 22, 2020. He comes to GVMC from Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, WV.
“I look forward to working with the board, physicians and employees to provide our patients with the compassionate medical care they need,” said Bess. “It is an honor to lead Greenbrier Valley Medical Center and support this staff’s dedication to providing quality healthcare.”

Tim Bess, CEO of GVMC

Tim served as the CEO of Bluefield Regional Medical Center through October 2019 and continued as the Vice President of Operations following the BRMC divestiture from Community Health Systems. Prior to his position with BRMC, he served as CEO of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, a 300 bed for-profit acute care hospital that is part of the LifePoint Health hospital system. He began his healthcare career at Saint Francis Hospital in South Charleston, WV and also spent time working with Thomas Health System and Wythe County Community Hospital.
“Tim is deeply committed to working together with the board of trustees, medical staff and hospital employees to build on our quality care and service. He looks forward to strengthening our existing partnerships, increasing involvement and support of local communities, and forging strong relationships with business and community leaders,” said Dr. Chris White, Board of Trustees Chairman for Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. “He is enthusiastic and passionate about quality healthcare. Please join us in welcoming him to our community.”
Tim earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Charleston and his bachelor’s degree from Marshall University. Tim and his wife look forward to becoming an active part of our Greenbrier Valley community.