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Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital adds 3 local board members

Nashville, Tenn. – (Sept. 9, 2013) – Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital today announced the addition of three members to its board of directories.

David Jones, Deborah Thompson and George White joined the board, beginning July 1. As board members, Jones, Thompson and White will work to support the objectives and vision of the hospital and Saint Thomas Health. All three appointees are residents of Middle Tennessee.

David Jones, investor and developer, works in commercial and real estate investment, most recently in the long-term care industry. Prior to that, Jones worked in the banking industry, serving as vice president of Nations Bank and Citizens Central Bank.

Jones has served on several local boards, including the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Foundation board, the St. Clair Senior Citizens board, the Rutherford County Adult Activities Center board and the Tennessee Vocational Training Centers board. Jones received a bachelor of science from Middle Tennessee State University and attended Vanderbilt School of Banking for postgraduate studies.

Deborah Thompson serves as vice president at State Farm for the Southeastern Market. In this capacity, she is responsible for agents and agency field leadership in the states of Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama.

Thompson also serves board of United Way for Rutherford and Cannon Counties and the MTSU board of trustees. Thompson received a bachelor of arts from the College of William and Mary.

George White, attorney, serves as president at White & Polk, P.C.

Currently, White serves as vice chairman for the Christy Houston Foundation and treasurer for the Rutherford County Sportsman's Club. Prior to this, White served on the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital board, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Foundation board, Linebaugh Library board and the Stones River Country Club board.

White received a bachelor of art from the University of the South, where he graduated Cum Laude. He earned his juris doctor from Vanderbilt University.

About Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is a member of Saint Thomas Health, Middle Tennessee’s faith-based, not-for-profit health care system united under the common mission of one healing community. With more than 7,000 associates, Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the health care experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system includes – Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Saint Thomas West Hospital and Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery in Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro and Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, please visit or

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