Jackson, Tennessee (January 14, 2021) – West Tennessee Healthcare is pleased to announce that Ruby
Kirby, CEO of Bolivar Hospital, has been appointed to the American Hospital Association (AHA) Rural
Health Services Council for a one-year term.
The Rural Health Services Council plays an important role of actively advising the AHA on advocacy
positions, public policy issues and rural member service strategies. A member of the AHA Board serves
as liaison to the Council to insure that its recommendations and analyses are used by the AHA Board in
Kirby has been with West Tennessee Healthcare since 1979, and has served in several leadership roles
during her career with the health system.
“We congratulate Ruby on this important appointment. Her experience serving in rural West Tennessee
hospitals and her understanding of the challenges they face will be highly valuable in her service to the
Council,” said Tina Prescott, Chief Operating Officer.
About West Tennessee Healthcare:
West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system with locations serving 19
counties in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is
to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve while providing exceptional and
compassionate care. For more information, visit www.wth.org.