Lair named Chief Financial Officer at Harrison Memorial Hospital

Peggy Lair has been named the new Chief Financial Officer at Harrison Memorial Hospital. Lair will succeed David Mellett, who has announced his retirement. Mellett will stay through August 27, 2021, to ensure an efficient transition.

Lair will be responsible for the organization’s financial planning, analysis of financial performance, revenue cycle performance, accounting, and regulatory financial reporting.  She will also have oversight of the department of Health Information Management.  

Lair is a native of southwest Virginia.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. She then earned her Masters of Business Administration from University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Lair has more than 20 years of experience in health care, with an emphasis in finance. For the last four years, she has served as the finance manager at HMH. Before that, she served as cost accountant for HMH since 1997. Prior to her career at Harrison Memorial Hospital, Lair was the controller for Webber Sausage Company and a tax accountant for Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH.

“I am extremely pleased that Peggy will be serving as our Chief Financial Officer,” said Dr. Stephen Toadvine, HMH Chief Executive Officer.  “Her skills, insight, knowledge of HMH, and commitment to serving our community make her the ideal person to succeed David Mellett and provide HMH with the on-going financial leadership for success today and into the future.”  

Peggy is married to John Lair, an attorney in Cynthiana.  Together, they have two children and six grandchildren.  In her spare time, Lair enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and baking.