AdventHealth Hendersonville CEO Postpones Retirement Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

N.C., AdventHealth Hendersonville CEO Postpones Retirement Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar. 18, 2020; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – AdventHealth Hendersonville has announced that President and CEO Jimm Bunch is postponing his retirement until April 30 to facilitate continuity of leadership as we navigate the impact of COVID-19 on our region.

Bunch had announced his plans to retire at the end of March. AdventHealth has named Cory Reeves to become the new President and CEO for AdventHealth Hendersonville. Reeves currently serves as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Southeast Region of AdventHealth and for AdventHealth Gordon & Murray in Georgia.

“I am grateful to have the ability to delay my retirement, so this transition doesn’t have to be more disruptive than necessary for team members in the midst of the COVID-19 situation,” said Jimm Bunch. “Cory and I are keeping in close contact so he will be fully prepared when he begins to lead this amazing team at AdventHealth Hendersonville.”

Both Bunch and Reeves have agreed to postpone the transition in order to ensure the facilities here in North Carolina and Georgia, are fully supported through the COVID-19 Pandemic impact.

AdventHealth Southeast Region CEO, Pete Weber, shared that Bunch’s decision, “…will allow him to continue as CEO during this difficult time. This also allows Cory to continue his work as CFO at AdventHealth Gordon, Murray, and the SE Region. I remain excited about the future of AdventHealth Hendersonville under Cory’s leadership but also believe continuity in leadership during this unprecedented time will be beneficial for all.”

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About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate, not-for-profit care in a Christian environment.

In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.

Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for five orthopedic specialties including Spine Surgery, Total Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Shoulder Replacement. It is also the first to use the Mazor X™ and Navio™ Robotic Guidance Platforms. AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning the overall Five-Star rating in Quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), seven consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey and the 2019 Award for Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board from Premier, Inc.

AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care & rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor & delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).