Tim was born and raised in Washington State. He attended Washington State University, graduating with a degree in pharmacy and later a residency in clinical pharmacy. He began his health care career as a pharmacist at Cone Health’s Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro in 1978, progressing into a position managing several aspects of the operation of the pharmacy department. He pursued a graduate degree in health administration at Duke University and returned to Cone Health in various management roles, primarily with product line responsibilities for various centers of excellence.
In 1992 he was promoted to Executive Vice President of the Health Services Division of Cone Health where he led the organization’s efforts developing non-acute care services, including nursing homes, home care, hospice, outpatient surgery, physician office developments and other outpatient entities. In 1997 Tim became the Executive Vice President of Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. In this role he led the 547-bed teaching facility, which provides tertiary services for the Greensboro and surrounding areas. Tim served as Chief Operating Officer of Cone Health from 2001 – 2004, when he was responsible for the network’s five acute care hospitals. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Cone Health in August 2004. He retired to the position of CEO Emeritus in October, 2014. As of his retirement Cone Health was an integrated health care organization of $1.3B with 12,000 employees, 1,200 physicians and six acute care hospitals serving a population of 1M.
Tim has had a long career in health care leadership. He has served as Chair, North Carolina Hospital Association, Chair, The Greensboro Partnership, Chair, VHA Southern Atlantic and on numerous other community and health care boards. He currently serves on the boards of the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the Center for Creative Leadership. He serves nationally on the Board of Directors of The Joint Commission, Cielo Healthcare, Tabularasa Healthcare, and serves as President and Board Chair for the National Center for Healthcare Leadership among others. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Tim received the Thomas Z. Osborne Distinguished Citizen Award for 2011 from the Greensboro Partnership, an organization made up of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Greensboro Economic Development Alliance and Action Greensboro. He received the Distinguished Service Award for 2012 from the North Carolina Hospital Association, which is the highest honor for the Association, and in 2015 received the American Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees Award.
Tim and his wife Carolynn live in Greensboro. They have two children and three grandchildren.