From military to medical practice: Army lessons key to Holland's healthcare career

Podcast - May 11, 2020

Professional Development

Leadership Development

As part of MGMA’s efforts during National Military Appreciation Month, we are sharing stories from those who are serving or have served. 

This week, we shine a spotlight on Jimmie Holland, MBA, MHA, FACMPE, performance improvement manager, HCA Physician Services Group, who recently joined the MGMA Insights podcast to discuss his military background and transition to healthcare administration.

“The military training model’s built to be continuous,” he said. “So, the training I’m doing now is just another brick in the same house I started building back then.” 

See below for some of Holland’s military, MGMA and personal highlights: 

Military Highlights

  • Graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2007 with a degree in aeronautical engineering; commissioned as an Engineer Officer
  • Served with the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division for five years, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Serves in the Tennessee National Guard; positions include Joint Adaptive Battle Staff, Intelligence Office and Company Commander
  • Serves as the Regimental Engineer for the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  • Favorite part of the Army is teaching younger soldiers and training them to be confident in their gear and tactics 

MGMA Highlights

  • Volunteers as a paper grader and teacher for those seeking certification
  • Serves as Immediate Past President of Nasvhille MGMA
  • Wrote ACMPE Fellowship paper on military leadership in the medical practice

Personal Highlights

  • Married with two kids and a dog
  • Hobbies include running and backpacking
  • Grew up in Athens, Tennessee, and graduated from McMinn County High School in 2003

Email us if you know an active-duty healthcare leader or veteran working in healthcare you’d like to recognize for National Military Appreciation Month. 

Additional resources:

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MGMA Insights is presented by Decklan McGee, Rob Ketcham and Daniel Williams.


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