William H. Hightower, IV, Upson Regional Medical Center Chairman, Elected to Georgia Hospital Association Board of Trustees

ATLANTA- Upson Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees Chairmain William H. Hightower, IV, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA). Hightower will serve as a governing board member, where his duties will include working with the Board to develop strategies for GHA hospital members, advocate for the highest quality care for patients, and support adequate reimbursement for hospitals.

Hightower has served on the Upson Regional Medical Center Board for 15 years. He also serves on the Board of Community Enterprises, a philanthropic organization in Thomaston. He previously served on several school boards and on the Georgia Institute of Technology Textile Education Foundation Board.

"Bill Hightower is an outstanding business leader in Thomaston as well as an influential leader on the Upson Regional Medical Center Board," said GHA President and CEO Earl Rogers. "His health care leadership and business acumen will greatly benefit the GHA Board and we look forward to his service." 

Hightower earned a bachelor's degree in business economics from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. He is the owner of William H. Hightower and Associates, LLC, a sales company in the textile industry.


Founded in 1929, GHA serves more than 170 hospitals in Georgia and promotes the health and welfare of the public through the development of better hospital care for all Georgia's citizens. The mission of GHA is to advance the health of individuals and communities by serving as the leading advocate for all Georgia hospitals and health care systems. GHA represents its members before the General Assembly and Congress, as well as state and federal regulatory agencies, and is an allied member of the American Hospital Association. For more information, please call 770-249-4500 or visit