Greg Pearson Named CEO of Twin County Regional Healthcare

September 16, 2019

Galax, Virginia – (September 16, 2019) – Twin County Regional Healthcare (TCRH), a Duke LifePoint hospital, today announced that Greg Pearson has been named chief executive officer (CEO), effective September 23. Pearson replaces departing CEO Dale Alward, who will assume the CEO role at Sovah Health – Martinsville, another facility in the LifePoint Health network.

“Greg is a veteran healthcare executive with a strong track record of enhancing quality, driving growth and ensuring patient, physician and employee satisfaction,” says Jamie Carter, president of LifePoint Health’s Eastern Division, of which TCRH is a part. “His leadership and passion for providing high quality care have been a tremendous benefit to the hospitals he has served, and I am excited to have him lead the TCRH team as they continue to advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier.” 

Pearson most recently served as CEO of Minden Medical Center in Minden, Louisiana. Prior to his time there, he served as CEO and chief operating officer (COO) at Merit Health River Region in Vicksburg, Mississippi; as well as chief financial officer (CFO) at several hospitals, including St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, Texas; Riverview Regional Medical Center in Gadsden, Alabama; and Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.

“The board is thrilled about Greg’s appointment as CEO, and we are confident that the hospital will be in excellent hands under his leadership,” said W. Wade Peery, MD, chair of TCRH’s board of trustees. “He is an effective and enthusiastic leader who always strives to put patients first, and we look forward to the many ways he will positively impact the hospital and our community in his new role.”

Pearson holds a Master of Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in science from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives; has served on the boards of directors for the Webster Parish Economic Development Council in Louisiana and the Warren County Chamber of Commerce in Mississippi; and was an officer of the executive council of the Central Mississippi Trauma Region.

“I am so excited to join the TCRH family and call the Galax area home,” said Pearson. “The employees, physicians and volunteers here have worked hard to build a legacy of quality care, and I look forward to working alongside them as we continue to seek new ways to enhance the health and well-being of this wonderful community.”

About Twin County Regional Healthcare

Twin County Regional Hospital (TCRH) is the flagship of the Twin County Regional Healthcare delivery system, a Duke LifePoint Healthcare affiliate, centered on the mission “Making Communities Healthier®.  The hospital is located in Galax, Virginia, the center of the Twin Counties of Grayson and Carroll Counties in Southwest Virginia. 

Twin County Regional Hospital has been the anchor and the region’s leader of healthcare for over 45 years offering services such as acute care, behavioral health, cardiac rehab/cardio direct, cardiology, cardiopulmonary services, chronic disease management, diagnostic imaging, emergency services, gastroenterology, intensive care, lab/lab direct, occupational health, orthopedics, rehabilitation services, sleep center, stroke center, surgical services, teleneurology, women’s health and birthing center and many other services.

The hospital and the Twin County Physician Practices (Galax, Hillsville & Independence); Behavioral Health; Cardiology; Gastroenterology; Orthopedics; Pediatrics; Surgery, Urgent Care and Urology) – continually develop and improve services as well as outreach programs in response to community need.  For additional information, please call 276.236.TCRH (8274) or visit or find TCRH on Facebook.