Dickson Medical Associates announces the appointment of Christie Strong as their new Executive Director. She will assume responsibilities on May 11, 2018 and will succeed Cindy Lighthill.
Strong first joined DMA as Director of Finance and Business Development in 2014. She was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2017. As an integral part of the organization’s leadership, Strong has been responsible for overseeing the accounting, finance and business development of the medical group.
During her tenure in this role, Strong has helped DMA to open new services including DMA Physical Therapy and DMA Mammography, Dickson’s first 3D mammography screening center, as well as new primary care clinics on Mathis Drive and in White Bluff, TN.
“On behalf of DMA, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Christie Strong as the new Executive Director of Dickson Medical Group,” said John Salyer, M.D., President of DMA. “Over the past several years, DMA has been successful in implementing new service lines, quality programs and onboarding much needed physicians for our community. Mrs. Strong has been an important part of that growth. We believe she will continue to build on those programs, provide continuity for the physicians and staff and drive DMA to the next level. She will build on the solid foundation and momentum achieved by the team under Ms. Lighthill’s leadership.”
Strong is a Certified Public Accountant, CPA. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, and her Master of Business Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. An experienced healthcare professional, Strong has spent over 13 years in diverse finance and strategic positions, including positions with HCA Physician Services and Philips Healthcare.
“Christie is an accomplished leader and valued member of the DMA team,” said Cindy Lighthill. “Her contributions to the success of DMA are many. Mrs. Strong has an outstanding work ethic and has done an excellent job for the organization and will continue to provide DMA with outstanding leadership.”
As Executive Director, Strong will be responsible for providing overall leadership, growth, administration and performance of all aspects of DMA’s clinic activities to ensure the accomplishment of the organization’s objectives.
“I am overjoyed with the opportunity to serve DMA and the Dickson Community as the new Executive Director,” said Strong “I am extremely grateful to the Board of Directors for their continued support and to Ms. Lighthill for the mentorship she has provided. I am very proud to call DMA home for the last four years. It is the care our providers and nurses deliver on a daily basis that make DMA a great place to work. As Executive Director, I plan to continue to drive our strategic initiatives that support our mission of providing excellent, convenient and comprehensive care to our community while leading with our core values of service, honesty, accountability, professionalism and excellence.”
Dickson Medical Associates is one of the largest multispecialty, physician-owned medical groups in Tennessee. DMA has eight locations providing a wide range of medical services and diagnostic testing. The multispecialty practice of 20 physicians and nine mid-level providers offers the latest in medical technology and patient care for the five counties it serves. For more information about Dickson Medical Associates, please call (615) 446-5121 or (615) 446-5121, or go online to: www.dicksonmd.com.