Tommy Mullins is the Administrator of Boone Memorial Hospital where he has served in a number of capacities since 1964. He joined the staff as a bookkeeper in May 1964, the same year the hospital opened its doors. He is currently the only remaining original employee of Boone Memorial Hospital. Mr. Mullins is also the longest running hospital administrator in West Virginia (employed at the same continuous hospital).
During his tenure as Administrator, Mr. Mullins has watched the facility triple in personnel growth and has overseen numerous expansions. Since 1964, the hospital has added a business and medical record department, constructed a laundry building, a physician’s office complex, an emergency room, conference room, and administrative offices. Construction will begin soon for an expansion to the Radiology and Laboratory Departments, a new front entrance to allow patient unloading, and a modern expanded Emergency Room.
Under Mr. Mullins management, Boone Memorial Hospital has expanded its services to include Home Care Services, Physical Therapy, CT & MRI Scanning, Mammography, Bone Densitometry, Rural Health Clinic, and Geriatric Care.
Mr. Mullins has served in the health care community as a Founding member of the WV Hospital Association-Committee for Small Rural Hospitals, founder and first President of Partners in Health Network, and a member of the Small Rural Tasks Force for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. He is a Founding member of the Rural Health Education Partnership (RHEP) Board for West Virginia Southern Counties Consortium and a member of the State RHEP Advisory Board. He is a past board member of the Center for Rural Health Development and serves on the Advisory Board for the Boone County Vocational & Technical School and Southern WV Community and Technical College.
Mr. Mullins finds time to serve his community in a personal way. He is a member of the Madison United Methodist Church, and a member of the Madison Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow, and has served as past chairman and the Rotary District Governor for 2001-02. He is a member of the Nitro Moose #565, a member of the Kanawha River Navy, Chemical River Navy and the Rug Fork Navy. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, is a member of the Hospital Financial Managers Association, and is a past member of the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta Advisory Committee. He has received the Distinguished West Virginian Award from Governor Gaston Caperton. He has served the American Hospital Association section for Small Rural Hospitals, the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board and the Advisory Committee to the Federal office of Rural Health Policy. He has received the Regional Health Advisory Council Outstanding Committee Service Award is a founding member and past board member of the Rural Health Education Partnership.
Tommy encourages education and change within his facility. His proven leadership has built Boone Memorial Hospital and its workers into a solid institution of improved health care in a small rural setting in a way that is like no other. Coping with the medical needs of a rural community may be a difficult job, but according to Mr. Mullins it can also be very rewarding.
Tommy has met the challenges and continues to grow and keep pace with the increasing demands of providing health care within his community. Mr. Tommy Mullins truly is a servant to his people.