ABOUT BLOUNT MEMORIAL AND ITS FOCUSES
Learn from CEO Dr. Harold Naramore about Blount Memorial Hospital’s rich history, but also about the ways it supported the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Naramore will speak to the impact of COVID-19, and how the Hospital’s system — and the nation’s health care system — is recovering. He’ll share about some programs and initiatives underway, currently, and the impact he sees them having on the future health of this community.
Dr. Harold Naramore serves as the chief executive officer at Blount Memorial Hospital, a position he has held since June 2022. He previously served as the hospital’s chief medical officer and led the hospital’s response to COVID-19 as Incident Commander. He has been employed by Blount Memorial for more than 13 years, withall of those years being in an executive leadership role.
Dr. Naramore, a psychiatrist with a medical degree from the James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, also has a master of business administration degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville.
He has more than 30 years of health care experience in both practice and administrative roles.
Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, Naramore previously served as a staff psychiatrist and general counsel for Frontier Health in Gray, Tenn., and as a clinical assistant professor at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City.
Prior to joining Blount Memorial, Naramore served as medical director and president of the medical staff, as well as medical director of crisis response services, at Woodridge Hospital in Johnson City. During this same timeframe, he served as chairman of committees for peer review, medical executives and performance improvement.
Naramore is married to psychiatrist Dr. Lee Ellen Naramore, and they have one daughter.
Inspiration: Bob Beasley; Pledge/Four Way: Greg Newman; Fellowship: Mike Gallagher; Zoom: Bob Beasley