Tennessee Hospital Association CEO Craig Becker announces retirement

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Tennessee Hospital Association CEO and President Craig Becker announced April 11 he will retire after more than 25 years with the nonprofit group, according to a news release.

Becker will remain in the position until the organization’s board of directors hires his successor later this year, the release said.

“Craig has successfully overseen THA through a remarkable period of growth and change in healthcare, here in Tennessee and across the nation,” said C. Wright Pinson, deputy CEO and chief health system officer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in a statement. “I and the other members of the Board of Directors want to express our sincere appreciation for his dedication and leadership over the past 25 years. His leadership of THA has been fundamental to the success of Tennessee’s hospitals.”

Becker joined THA in 1993 prior to the implementation of TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program, which launched a year later. He also serves as the chief executive of THA Solutions Group, Inc. and the Tennessee Hospital and Research Education Foundation.

In addition to his leadership at THA, Becker completed a three-year term on the American Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees.

THA has appointed a committee comprised of healthcare executives across the state to conduct a nationwide search for Becker’s replacement.

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