McCarver named President of Vanderbilt Wilson County HospitalOct. 12, 2021, 1:39 PM
Scott McCarver, MHA, Interim President for Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, has been named as the hospital’s new President. His appointment was effective Oct. 1.
Prior to serving as Interim President since April, he was the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer.
“I’m delighted to welcome Scott into this role on a permanent basis. He has performed ably as interim leader, continuing to advance the hospital’s important mission to serve the community,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer. “I look forward to working closely with him as we advance the integration of services and alignment of goals between all of VUMC and VWCH.”
VUMC assumed ownership of VWCH in August 2019 and continues to invest in the hospital and its people to ensure its continued growth and success. In 2020, the hospital received a multi-million-dollar upgrade for its electronic health record system to convert to Epic Systems.
Investments at VWCH include LifeFlight critical care ambulances that are dedicated to the facility, Department of Emergency Medicine faculty who staff the hospital’s Emergency Department, and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Wilson County, which is a full-fledged, multidisciplinary clinic equipped with the latest cancer treatment options.
The hospital continues to play a pivotal role in the Wilson County community’s response to COVID-19, having treated more than 1,000 critically ill COVID patients in its intensive care unit. The hospital also assisted the Wilson County Health Department in its efforts to vaccinate community members. In addition to more than 14,000 vaccinations administered on-site at VWCH, staff have traveled to Del Webb at Lake Providence, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy and the Wilson County Jail to administer vaccines to the broader Wilson County community — particularly the vulnerable elderly population and essential workers such as teachers.
“I am excited to continue to lead Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital working alongside our medical staff, community leaders and all of our employees to bring Vanderbilt patient care closer to home for everyone in Wilson County,” said McCarver.
McCarver has been with VUMC since 2015 and was previously on the leadership team of Vanderbilt University Hospital before joining VWCH in 2020. He joined VUMC as vice president of Operations for Vanderbilt University Hospital in 2015. Prior to Vanderbilt, he was employed by Duke Regional Hospital.