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Greg Neal is the president of Ballad Health’s northeast market, with oversight of Bristol Regional Medical Center, Johnston Memorial Hospital, Russell County Medical Center and Smyth County Community Hospital.
Prior to his role in Ballad Health, Neal served as president of Bristol Regional Medical Center, a role he filled since 2013. He has served in a number of executive posts throughout Wellmont Health System since 1991 when he began his career in strategic planning and business development. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he earned master’s degrees in both healthcare administration and business administration. His undergraduate degree in sociology/philosophy was earned at Tennessee Technological University. He has previously served in multiple executive-level positions, including president of the Wellmont Community Division composed of the system’s five community hospitals in Tennessee and Virginia, chief operating officer roles at Bristol Regional and Holston Valley Medical Center, as well as leading the supply chain and support service functions from the Wellmont corporate office. Greg is board certified in healthcare administration, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a past recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Tennessee Regent’s Award for Young Executive of the Year. The Bristol Chamber of Commerce in 2017 presented him with its Distinguished Leadership Award. He is active in civic affairs through service on the boards of multiple community service organizations.