Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine Names Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer

Clay McCoy has been named the chief executive officer of the Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine and Brent Coyle, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of the Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine.

Clay McCoy is responsible for leading the hospital’s staff in delivering high quality, compassionate behavioral healthcare for adults and geriatric patients in Knox County and the surrounding areas. McCoy brings with him more than 15 years of behavioral health experience in administration, business development, and marketing.

“Clay’s extensive background coupled with his leadership ability and passion for behavioral healthcare make him a great fit for the new hospital,” said Shawna Neymeyer, EdD, vice president of behavioral health at NHC. “We are proud to provide this critical service to the community and look forward to servicing patients in the Knoxville community.”

Dr. Coyle brings more than 35 years of experience to the role.  He will oversee clinicians and provide strategy and leadership to programs at the new hospital.  

“Dr. Coyle is a wonderful addition to the leadership team at the Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine,” said Nymeyer. “He is a well-respected leader and is dedicated to delivering high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We are fortunate to have Dr. Coyle join us as we provide this much-needed service to the community.”

Dr. Coyle is a board-certified psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He received his medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He completed his psychiatric internship and residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

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