Kenneth West, CEO, is a seasoned leader with more than 12 years of hospital leadership experience with HCA Healthcare. He first joined Regional Medical Center in 2018 as the chief operating officer. Ken has a wealth of industry knowledge including service line development, operations, strategic planning, technology evaluation and strong leadership development. He is deeply committed to strengthening employee engagement and culture, as well as continuing to provide excellence in patient care and operations.

Prior to joining Regional, Ken served as vice president, chief operating officer and ethics & compliance officer at HCA’s Medical Center of Trinity in Trinity, Florida. Before that, he was associate chief operating officer at Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Medical Center in Richmond, VA.

Ken earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences from Louisiana State University.