Tim Attebery Named CEO of American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) announced that Timothy W. Attebery, MBA, FACHE, was selected as new chief executive officer of the College after a six-month nationwide search. His term begins September 1.

“Tim comes to the ACC with 30 years of experience in nearly every aspect of the cardiovascular service line,” ACC Immediate Past President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, MACC, who also chaired the CEO Search Committee, said in an ACC press release. “This experience will translate well as we move toward implementing the College’s strategic priorities, including increasing the College’s relevance as the cardiovascular professional home, advancing quality, equity and value of cardiovascular care, and ensuring continued organizational growth and sustainability.”

Attebery, hailing from Ballad Health, has served as president and CEO of Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, since 2013. He has also previously served at Ballad Health as vice president of cardiovascular services from 2010 to 2013, as well as CEO of Cardiovascular Associates, P.C. (also in Kingsport). He has also previously served as CEO of South Caroline Heart Center, P.A., in Columbia, South Carolina, and CEO of the Heart Group, P.C., in Evansville, Indiana. He has also held leadership positions on the boards of the Cardiology Advocacy Alliance and Cardiology Leadership Alliance and played a pivotal role in the development of MedAxiom.

“We are excited to have Tim take the helm of the College at the same time that we begin the process of implementing our next Strategic Plan,” ACC President C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC, said in an ACC press release. “As a CV Administration member of the ACC, he  brings with him a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the cardiovascular service line at a time when health care continues to undergo massive change. His commitment to patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, professionalism and excellence is also aligned with the College’s core values and will help to ensure we achieve our mission of transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health.”

View the Press Release at The American College of Cardiology