As a longtime resident of Southwest Virginia and a healthcare executive for more than 30 years, Sean McMurray has an in-depth understanding of the health needs and challenges of the Wellspring Foundation’s service region.
Most recently, McMurray served as the Senior Vice President of Market Operations and Service Line Integration and Development for Ballad Health. In this role, he worked with Ballad leaders throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia to grow and improve performance within service lines across the Ballad Health system, including cardiology, oncology, surgery, pulmonology/critical care, neurosciences trauma and others.
McMurray also served for nearly 14 years as the CEO of Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia. During his tenure there, he also served as the Vice President, Northeast Market, for Mountain States Health Alliance. Additional previous roles include six years as the Administrator of Memorial North Park Hospital in Hixson, Tennessee, and nine years serving in various administrative positions with HCA, Columbia HCA and HealthTrust.
His professional responsibilities have included three terms as a board member of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA), the hospital advocacy organization for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also a long-time fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the professional society for healthcare leaders.
McMurray earned his master’s degree in health administration (MHA) from Brigham Young University (BYU), graduating from the Marriott School of Business with high honors. He also earned his Bachelor of Science degree from BYU.
A strong advocate of community service, McMurray and his wife, Kristin, engaged in full-time, voluntary missionary service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2016 to 2019, supervising the Church’s Colorado Ft. Collins Mission and approximately 600 volunteer missionaries. McMurray has also served on the boards of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center and Barter Theatre, and as board chair for the United Way of Southwest Virginia and the Tennessee Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
McMurray and Kristin have been married for nearly 40 years. They are the parents of eight adult children and have 13 grandchildren, to date. The McMurrays love to spend their time engaged in outdoor activities and travel. While they have visited all 50 U.S. states and numerous foreign countries, they especially love to spend their time at home, walking on the Virginia Creeper Trail and enjoying the beauty of the region.