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HCA Virginia Executive Honored by National Multiple Sclerosis Society

June 27, 2014

Richmond, Va. (June 12, 2014) – Tracy Kemp Stallings, chief operating officer of HCA Virginia’s Johnston-Willis Hospital, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Women on the Move Award by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s central and eastern Virginia chapter.

The award recognizes a woman for making a significant impact in her community and workplace.

"Tracy is an influential and compassionate leader whose contributions to our community are unmatched," said Brandon Haushalter, CEO of Johnston-Willis Hospital. "She is a true inspiration to so many and we continue to applaud her vision, strength and dedication to those whose lives in which she has made such a positive impact."

Recipients are selected from a nomination process based on her contribution to the success of her company or community through innovation, determination, vision, leadership and accomplishments; and her personal qualities that distinguish her impact to the community or workplace through volunteering or organizational activities.

Stallings’ professional career with HCA began more than 30 years ago as a registered nurse at Chippenham Hospital. She started in critical care, and then moved into a variety of leadership roles spanning both clinical and ancillary services. In 2004, she was named COO of Johnston-Willis Hospital.

Her involvement in the healthcare industry began in high school while volunteering at Chippenham Hospital and attending the Chesterfield Technical Center’s pre-nursing program. She continued her nursing studies at Richmond Memorial School of Nursing and the Medical College of Virginia, earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree of science in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

A member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Central Virginia Health Executive Group, Richmond Academy of Medicine, and Watkins Centre Community Development Authority, Stallings served on the board of directors for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Quality Improvement Organization and is a past president of the MCV Health Administration Alumni Executive Committee.

The National MS Society will recognize Stallings today during the annual Woman on the Move luncheon, where she will receive a special pin passed down from the previous year’s Woman on the Move honoree.

Stallings also will become an MS Ambassador for a year by wearing the pin at non-chapter events, attending local chapter events, and helping to raise awareness and educate the community about multiple sclerosis while supporting fundraising efforts in the fight against MS.

About HCA Virginia...As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 13 hospitals and 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $365 million in uncompensated care and pays $72 million in state and local taxes each year. HCA Virginia includes 4 imaging centers, 6 outpatient surgery centers, one freestanding emergency room, and 7 hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’ and Spotsylvania Regional.

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