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James William Weiss

James William Weiss, American healthcare executive. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Top Performance of Year award, Hospital Corporation of America Psychiatric Company, 1984, 85.

Background

Weiss, James William was born on December 16, 1940 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Anthony and Agnes Elizabeth (Wertzberger) Weiss.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1962. Master in Health Administration with honors, Baylor University, 1977.

Career

Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1962;advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Armyretired, United States Army, 1982;administrative resident, West Point (New York) Army Hospital, 1976-1977;health care administrator, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia, 1977-1979;chief Executive officer, 2nd Combat Support, Columbus, Georgia, 1979-1982;assistant administrator, Truckee Meadows Hospital, Reno, 1982-1983;chief Executive officer, Hospital Corporation of America Parthenon Pavilion, Nashville, 1983-1987;chief Executive officer and executive director, Inner Harbour Hospitals Ltd., Douglasville, Georgia, 1987-1991;chief Executive officer, administrator, Lewis Gale Psychiatric Center, Salem, Virginia, since 1991. Consultant quality assurance Hospital Corporation American, Nashville, since 1984.

Membership

Member Emergency Medical Superior vena cava syndrome Council, Augusta and Columbus, Georgia, 1977-1982, secretary, 1977-1979. Steering committee Coalition for Equitable Health Insurance, Nashville, 1985-1986, Atlanta, 1988. Director emergency medical technician course, Columbus, 1979-1982.

Chair Douglas County United Way campaign, 1990. Chairman medical united United Way of Roanoke Valley, 1991, 92. Fellow American College Healthcare Executives (certified mental health administrator).

Member Association Mental Health Adminstrs., Florida Association Private Psychiatric Hospitals (president 1988-1990), National Association Psychiatric Health Systems (chairman multi-facility for-profit section 1993), Florida League Hospitals, Georgia Hospital Association (chairman county psychiatric and chemical dependence hospitals 1990-1991), Douglas Chamber of Commerce (board directors).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: jogging, traveling.