James (JR) Ross is the President & CEO of West Tennessee Healthcare. Originally from Henderson, TN, Ross joined West Tennessee Healthcare in 1985 as a registered nurse in the surgical intensive care unit. Throughout his career with the health system, he has held various positions including, Critical Care Coordinator, Cardiac Services Manager, Director of CCU, Administrator of the West Tennessee Surgery Center, Executive Director of Physician Services, Director of Case Management/Social Services as well as Vice President of Hospital Services. In 2009, Ross was named Chief Operating Officer for Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. In 2016 the Board of Trustees named Ross the acting Chief Executive Officer for West Tennessee Healthcare.

JR and his wife Cindy have two children, Ashley and Kelsey and two grandchildren, Weston and Maddie Kate.

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