Hines Among Nine Who Receive NCHA Trustee Service Awards

May 4, 2015

Hines Among Nine Who Receive NCHA Trustee Service Awards

CARY, NC — The North Carolina Hospital Association honored nine exemplary hospital trustees with its Trustee Service Awards on April 25 during NCHA’s Annual Trustee Institute in Charlotte. Established in 1992, these awards recognize member hospital trustees who have made significant and unique contributions to their hospitals and the communities they serve. Among those honored were Terry Hines for his service to Rutherford Regional Health System.

“Health care governance has never been more challenging,” said Hugh Tilson, NCHA Executive Vice President and COO. “Our trustees devote countless hours to their hospitals and health systems, helping to make critical decisions about services and quality of care in their communities. We are delighted to honor their service.”

This year’s honorees are:

  • Ret. Navy Capt. Pat Alford — Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville
  • John Hugh Bazemore — Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids
  • John M. Carpenter — Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Bolivia
  • Jeannette M. Council, Ed.D. — Cape Fear Valley Health System in Fayetteville
  • Thomas W. Efford — Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson
  • Joseph Ely — Novant Health Triad Region in Winston-Salem
  • Anthony Fox — Novant Health Southern Piedmont Region in Charlotte
  • Terry W. Hines — Rutherford Regional Health System in Rutherfordton
  • Ronald J. Isyk — New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington

Hines served as chairman of the RRHS Board of Trustees during the affiliation process that ultimately led to RRHS entering into a joint venture with Duke LifePoint in 2014. In her nomination of Hines for the award, Cindy Buck, CEO of Rutherford Regional, said, “Mr. Hines’ ability to challenge the Board of Trustees to look to the future and work aggressively to secure the health system’s position in the community for years to come was visionary and exemplary. Without that challenge, along with Mr. Hines’ vision and extraordinarily diligent work to the finish, RRHS would be in a very difficult position today.”


NCHA is a trade association representing more than 130 hospitals providing acute care, rehabilitative, behavioral, psychiatric and veterans’ services. The association promotes improved delivery of quality and affordable health care in North Carolina through leadership, advocacy, information, and education in its members' interest and for public benefit.