Chief Executive Officer
Chip Peal, a native of Hurricane, West Virginia, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, Kentucky, in October 2006.
Prior to joining Frankfort Regional, Chip served as the Chief Operating Officer at Alleghany Regional Hospital (Lewis-Gale Alleghany) in Low Moor, VA. He also served a brief stint as Chief Executive Officer of Putnam General Hospital in Hurricane, West Virginia during its final period as an HCA facility. Other roles within HCA include Regional Director of Southwest Virginia/West Virginia for HCAPS (HCA Physician Services).
Chip earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and a master’s degree in cardiac rehabilitation from West Virginia University. He received a master’s degree in business administration from West Virginia Graduate College.
Prior to attending college, Chip served four years in the United States Marine Corps in the infantry where he served in a variety of leadership roles including Fire Team Leader and Squad Leader.
Chip is very active in the Frankfort community and has served on a number of boards and community organizations including the YMCA, Rotary, and a variety of school athletic booster clubs. He also serves on the board of the Kentucky Hospital Association.