BAYONET POINT — Shalin Shah has been promoted to chief operating officer and Tom Lawhorne has been hired as chief financial officer at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.
Shah, 45, has been the chief financial officer at the for-profit hospital since 2007 and is a 22-year veteran of the hospital's parent company, Nashville-based Healthcare Corporation of America. Shah holds a bachelor's degree and master's in business administration from the University of Florida. He replaces Beemal Shah, who is no relation and who left earlier this year for another job.
Lawhorne, 43, comes to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point from LewisGale Hospital in Pulaski, Va. He has worked in various positions throughout the HCA's health care system since 1993. Lawhorne holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, N.C., where he graduated magna cum laude. He and his wife, Andrea, and their two children now live in Hudson.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet is a 290-bed acute care hospital with more than 350 physicians, 900 employees and 500 volunteers. The state recently granted it provisional status as a level 2 trauma center.