Clinch Valley Health's Peter Mulkey Receives the Fleetwood Award from LifePoint Health

July 16, 2015

Richlands, Virginia (July 6, 2015) – Clinch Valley Health Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter Mulkey has received the Fleetwood Award for excellence, an annual honor presented by LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®.

“Great leaders don’t just ‘talk the talk’, they lead by example,” said LifePoint’s President and Chief Operating Officer David Dill. “Peter does just that at Clinch Valley Health. His commitment to building a collaborative environment, the high expectations he has established for quality care, and his genuine care for his employees and medical staff truly set him apart. We are fortunate to have a leader as strong, focused and service-driven as Peter, and we are proud to recognize him with this award.”

The Fleetwood Award is presented to a deserving hospital leader who exemplifies the values and spirit of LifePoint’s former CEO, the late Jim Fleetwood, whose management style was marked by integrity; a commitment to employees and their professional development; strength of judgment and character; and a dedication to leadership in the community.

Since joining Clinch Valley Health in 1982, Mulkey has risen through the ranks with steadfast determination. He began working at the hospital part-time as a student before beginning his first full-time position as a clinical pharmacist. He then served as director of pharmacy services for 17 years before joining the leadership team – first as assistant administrator, then as chief operating officer, and then as CEO, a role he has held since 2013.

Under his leadership, Clinch Valley Health has distinguished itself as a leader in the delivery of high quality care and service. Mulkey achieved this while maintaining a focus on achieving operational efficiencies. He is a results-driven leader with a deep understanding of how to successfully run the clinical and business aspects of a hospital.

“Clinch Valley Health and our community are extremely blessed to have Peter Mulkey as our CEO,” said Mary Ann Strong, Clinch Valley Health Board Chairperson. “Peter has a unique leadership style that combines both the ability to be authoritative in decision making as well as being easily approachable by all of the staff at Clinch Valley Health.”

About Clinch Valley Health

Clinch Valley Health provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout Southwest Virginia and Southern West Virginia. Our extensive network encompasses three entities including Clinch Valley Medical Center, Preferred Home Health Services and Clinch Valley Physician Practices.

Clinch Valley Health works to improve and enhance the overall health and wellbeing of its communities through high-quality patient care, education, community programs, and a variety of collaborative partnerships and initiatives. We offer an array of medical specialties and sub-specialties that remain on the forefront of medical innovation through the partnership and drive of our experienced physicians and caregivers, some of the finest in Southwest Virginia. Each of our medical specialties is complemented by a team of caring professionals that are dedicated to providing the best possible care. More information is available at http://www.clinchvalleymedicalcenter.com.

About LifePoint Health

LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT) is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®.  Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 20 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the company can be found at www.LifePointHealth.net. All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Health" or the "Company" used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.

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