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Paul Hammes


Paul Hammes

Board Member
Joined 2019

Paul brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience to the role of Chief Executive Officer at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, a nationally recognized independent community hospital based in Elkin, North Carolina.

A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Paul serves on the Boards of:

  • the North Carolina Healthcare Association,
  • the Southern Atlantic Healthcare Alliance,
  • Teleios Collaborative Network,
  • Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, and
  • Alleghany Health.

Paul also chairs the Healthcare Management Advisory Board at Appalachian State University where he has served as adjunct faculty.

Prior to joining Hugh Chatham, he served in a variety of leadership roles at Novant Health and several consultancies.

A veteran, Paul completed a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Georgia where he also attended undergraduate school. 

He and his wife, Dana, are proud parents of Marie, a schoolteacher, and Matthew, a senior at NC State University.  When not spending time with family, Paul enjoys playing and collecting guitars.