Ascension Saint Thomas Board Elects Bob Higgins as Board Finance Committee Chair

12 / July / 2023

The Ascension Saint Thomas Board has elected Bob Higgins, president and CEO of Barge Design Solutions (Barge), to the position of board finance committee chair for the health system. He will also serve as a member of the board executive committee.

Ascension Saint Thomas operates 13 hospitals and a network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics, and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 45-county area in Tennessee.  

Higgins is an active community member, also serving on the board of the Nashville Downtown Partnership and chairing the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he gives back to his alma mater with service on the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering (VUSE) Board of Visitors. The institution recently recognized Higgins for his contributions to the engineering profession and the Nashville community with an induction to the VUSE Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

For his military service and positive impact on Nashville's business community, the Nashville Business Journal has also recognized Higgins as a Veterans Awards winner and a Most Admired CEO honoree.