Kenneth Hawkins joined CHS in January 1997 as Vice President, Acquisitions and Development. Kenneth was promoted to Senior Vice President in January 2003. Prior to joining CHS, he was Vice President of Development with Paracelsus Healthcare Corporate. Additionally, he is a past controller and CFO of public healthcare companies. Kenneth has over 26 years of healthcare experience and over 35 years of financial experience. He holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from James Madison University in Harrisburg, VA and a master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. A CPA, Kenneth has a very extensive background in hospital acquisitions, development and finance, and is a member of HFMA, AICPA, Virginia and Tennessee Societies of CPA’s, and ACHE.