Previous Erlanger cardiologist, Chattanooga accountant established to be part of medical center board

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger has tapped cardiologist Dr. Mitch Mutter and accountant Warren McEwen to provide on the Erlanger Well being Procedure Board of Trustees.

The new trustees replace outgoing trustees Jim Sattler, who resigned very last thirty day period thanks to his wellbeing, and Steve Angle, who resigned in July 2020 to concentration solely on his role as chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The Hamilton County Fee is scheduled to vote to officially approve the appointments for the duration of future week’s fee assembly.

Coppinger mentioned that he selected Mutter and McEwen for their “integrity” and practical experience.

“Warren [McEwen] arrives with a large sum of financial qualifications, and the medical center can always use men and women who have an understanding of finances. He is also served on a healthcare facility board prior to, so he arrives to the table all set to operate day one particular,” Coppinger mentioned. “With Dr. Mutter, he’s a effectively-respected doctor and has been for decades right here in Hamilton County. Also what created him pretty attractive is the function he is done on the point out level for [former] Gov. [Bill] Haslam.”

McEwen was a lover with the Hazlett, Lewis & Bieter accounting agency from 1983 to 2018 and furnished govt management as spouse in charge of the Chattanooga business office from 2013 — when the organization merged with Atlanta-centered Mauldin & Jenkins — till 2017, in accordance to a copy of his resume.

Previously, McEwen served as chairman of the Parkridge Medical Center advisory board, was a member of the UTC enterprise dean advisory board and was treasurer of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga. He’s also a lecturer at UTC.

Mutter been given his healthcare degree in 1972 from the College of Tennessee Overall health Science Middle in Memphis and finished his residency and cardiology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Clinical Heart, according to his resume.

He started practising cardiology in Chattanooga in 1992 and was chief of employees at Erlanger from 2004 to 2007. Mutter left lively cardiology practice in 2012 and joined the Tennessee Division of Wellness. He proceeds to handle cardiology people with Volunteers in Medicine, wherever he serves as healthcare director. In addition, he’s recognized for founding the Kid’s Nourishment Application of Haiti.

McEwen mentioned Chattanoogans are identified for their commitment to group company, and he feels all set and ready to stage into his new role.

“Local community assistance is excellent listed here. We have a excellent way of doing work collectively to get items completed,” McEwen stated. “There are constantly worries in health care, because of to the ebbs and flows of how our well being system is effective, but I’m excited to be a component of this group and make it as very good as we can make it.”

Mutter stated Erlanger is “this sort of an critical medical center in our group” and that “getting medical professionals on the board is vital.” He explained the pandemic only produced him feel more called to provide on the board.

“The board is very committed, and they have gotten through some key hurdles, but certainly Erlanger has a lot more to go to get above with the pandemic,” Mutter mentioned. “I believe we all have to step up.”

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