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Jonathan Fairfield Fitts

Jonathan Fairfield Fitts, American medical center administrator. Recipient Executive Performance award VA, Kansas City, Missouri, 1985, Valor awards: Administrator of VA, Fort Lyon, Colorado, 1983, Mount Home, Tennessee, Silver Cross for Valor, 1988, Legion of Valor, Washington, 1987, Rand-Zimmerman Valor award National Association Search and Rescue, Salt Lake City, 1988; senior fellow in government Harvard University, 1983.


Fitts, Jonathan Fairfield was born on January 3, 1942 in Westerly, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Fernald Churchill Fairfield and Ann Louise (Scanlon) Fitts.


Bachelor, University Maryland, 1970. Master of Health Administration, Xavier University, 1974.


Management analyst, training, VA Medical Centers, Newington, Connecticut, Albany, New York City, Cincinnati, 1970-1974;assistant director, training, VA Medical Centers, Brecksville, Cleveland, Ohio., 1974-1976;health systems specialist, VA Center Office, Washington, 1976-1978;associate director, VA Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida, 1978-1981;director, VA Medical Center, Fort Lyon, Colorado, 1981-1984;director, VA Medical Center, Kansas City, Missoury, 1984-1985;director, VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, Tennessee, since 1985. Associate professor Quillen-Dishner College Medicine, Johnson City, Tennessee, since 1986.


Member Commission ETSU, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1988-1989. Board directors Federal Executive Board, Kansas City, Missouri, 1984-1985. Health Physics Officer, Nuclear Ship Savannah, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1966-1968.

Fellow American College Healthcare Executives. Member International Association Quality Circles (board directors 1984-1987), Johnson City Chamber of Chamber (board directors since 1986).


  • Other Interests

    Coin collecting/numismatics, jogging, travel.


Married Karen King Horn, May 1, 1991. Children from previous marriage: Alexandra, Evan, Hagan.