Local businessman Tim Hubbs has announced that he will retire as CEO of Angel Medical Center in the next six months in order to pursue other business interests.
Hubbs stepped in as Angel’s CEO in July 2008, following a period of upheaval at the hospital. “Tim had the local knowledge and the business acumen we needed,” said Randolph Bulgin, chairman of the Angel Medical Center Board of Trustees. “But Tim also made it clear that the time would come when he would turn his attention to other pursuits. That time has come.”
Upon assuming the role of CEO, Hubbs focused his attention on stabilizing operations and adding services. He recruited new physicians to the community, while employing primary care and specialty physicians. Under his leadership, Angel was designated a Critical Access Hospital, which resulted in increased reimbursement for the hospital. As finances improved, Hubbs and the Board were able to increase compensation for hospital staff, making it competitive with other community hospitals in the region.
“I became CEO because I wanted to make Angel Medical Center as strong as it could be. It was essential that the hospital be able to provide the people of Franklin and Macon County with easy access to quality care close to home. Thanks to the help of many remarkable people at Angel, and good partners like Mission Health System, our community’s medical center is on strong footing,” Hubbs said.
In the fall of 2010, Angel Medical Center and Mission Health System announced that the organizations were exploring an affiliation agreement. Those discussions are continuing, Hubbs said. “It is my hope that we will be able to announce an affiliation with Mission Health System in the coming months,” Hubbs said. “I would like to step down in October, but I’ve also made it clear to Angel’s board and leadership team, as well as to Mission Health System’s leadership, that I’ll stay as long as it takes to find the right person to lead Angel Medical Center. The most important thing for me right now is ensuring Angel’s continued success.”
Angel Medical Center is a full service, notfor- profit Critical Access Hospital located in Franklin, North Carolina, that has served the residents of Macon and surrounding counties since 1923. Angel also operates the Angel Urgent Care Center and Angel Home Health & Hospice.