MURFREESBORO, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE American: NHC) announced today that Josh A. McCreary has been appointed as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective April 15, 2019.
“We are excited to welcome Josh to NHC. His extensive private practice experience and knowledge in multiple areas of law make him an exceptional addition to our team,” said Steve Flatt, Chief Executive Officer.
McCreary is currently a partner at Hudson, Reed & McCreary, PLLC where he has practiced since 1998. He regularly counsels and represents businesses, governments, and individuals in a wide variety of transactional, compliance, and litigation matters. He also serves as the County Attorney for Rutherford County, Tennessee, one of the fastest growing counties in the country.
“I am honored and thankful to join NHC as General Counsel and as a member of its executive team,” McCreary said. “It is a humbling and extraordinary opportunity to join great people to carry out NHC’s commitment to being the nation’s leader in senior care.”
McCreary received his J.D. from University of Tennessee, Knoxville and bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University.
NHC affiliates operate for themselves and third parties 75 skilled nursing facilities with 9,510 beds. NHC affiliates also operate 24 assisted living communities, five independent living communities, one behavioral health hospital, and 35 homecare programs. NHC’s other services include Alzheimer’s and memory care units, hospice services, pharmacy services, a rehabilitation services company, and providing management and accounting services to third party post-acute operators. Other information about the company can be found on our web site at www.nhccare.com.
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