Senior Leadership

Mike Herman

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Herman  became the new chief executive officer of Riverview and Trousdale Medical Center  in June 2016. Mike Herman came to HighPoint Health System as Chief Operating Officer in 2011 from Trident Health System in Charleston, SC.  He spent three years at Trident as Vice President of Operations at the system's 94-bed Summerville Medical Center in Summerville, and brought more than a decade of senior-level operations experience to HighPoint. Prior to that, he worked for three years as the Senior Operations Analyst at the 242-bed Doctors Hospital of Augusta, Ga., and spent four years at the 278-bed North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla., where he started as the Operating Department Administrative Assistant and Sterile Processing Tech, before being promoted to Operations Analyst for the hospital.

Herman earned both a bachelor's degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition and a master's degree in Health Administration at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a member of the Gallatin Morning Rotary Club. Herman is also a graduate of Leadership Augusta.

Patricia Anderson, RN
Chief Nursing Officer

Patricia (Patty) Anderson, RN, became Chief Nursing Officer at Riverview Regional Medical Center in June 2013.  Prior to her appointment as CNO, Anderson had been Director of Quality, Risk Management and Case Management at RRMC since 2002.  From 2000 to 2002, she was the Director of Quality Management at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.  From 1990 to 2000, she was the Director of Quality, Risk Management and Case Management at Smith County Memorial Hospital, after having served in nursing leadership roles at Cedar Creek Home Health for 11 years.  She was a staff nurse at Cookeville General Hospital from 1977 to 1981.

Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and took her pre-nursing courses at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. She and her family reside in Gainesboro.

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