The longtime leader of Bristol Regional Medical Center has stepped down, and an interim CEO has been named, Ballad Health announced Thursday.
Greg Neal had served as CEO of BRMC since 2013. Effective Thursday, Dr. Chad Couch, who has served as the hospital’s chief medical officer, is serving as the interim CEO while a search commences to find a permanent CEO, Ballad said in a news release.
Ballad Health intends to work collaboratively with the local advisory board and medical staff leadership to conduct the search, according to the statement.
In addition to stepping down at the hospital, Neal also stepped down Thursday as chairman of the board of directors at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce.
It was not immediately known why Neal stepped down from the hospital and chamber Thursday. He could not be reached for comment.