|JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Clem Wilkes, Jr., treasurer of the Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) board of directors, has been elected to the board of directors for the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA). Wilkes will serve a two-year term as one of two hospital governance representatives on the THA board.
Wilkes is the co-manager of Citizens Investment Services, Inc., based in Johnson City. He has served on the MSHA board of directors since the health system’s inception in 1998. Through the THA Trustee Council, Wilkes has helped to develop an education and certification process for hospital board members designed to ensure that individuals in those roles carry the necessary knowledge and expertise to make their hospital successful. Under Wilkes’s leadership, the MSHA board of directors became the first organization in THA to complete the certification process.
Wilkes is also active in other areas of the community, serving as a member of the Johnson City Lions Club since 1981. He is also on the board of directors for the Ties for the Blind Foundation, the Johnson City Parks & Recreation advisory board and the East Tennessee State University Foundation. He is a valued leader at St. John’s Episcopal Church and was honored with Milligan College’s Leaders in Christian Service Award in 2004.
The Tennessee Hospital Association, founded in 1938, serves as an advocate for hospitals, health systems, home health agencies and other healthcare organizations and the patients they serve.