Richard Elliot Ragsdale

Title:  Co-Chairman (Retired)

Company:  Community Health Systems Inc.

Location:  Brentwood, TN United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Recipient, Thunderbird Distinguished Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship (1990)
  • Recipient, Jonas Meyer Distinguished Alumni Award (1993)
  • Recipient, Maryville College Medallion (1999)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1987-1995)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Marquis Who’s Who (1997-1998, 2002-2007)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Marquis Who’s Who (1991-1994, 1997-1998, 2001-2009)


  • Master’s Degree in International Commerce, Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management
  • BBA, Ohio University

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