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Asbury Place Kingsport names Jeffrey Hicks director of nursing

October 27, 2016

Asbury Place continuing care retirement communities has named Jeffrey Hicks as director of nursing for its Kingsport campus.

Jeffrey Hicks Asbury Place Kingsport

Jeffrey Hicks
Asbury Place Kingsport

Hicks most recently served as director of nursing at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Norton, Virginia. He brings a diverse background, including work in industry and engineering, but Hicks says health care was always his first passion.

“At age 36, I went back to school for my nursing degree to pursue what had always been my dream,” Hicks said. “I felt like I had peaked in my career in my most recent position and applied with Asbury Place Kingsport on the recommendation of a colleague who highly praised the continuing care community. I’m thankful to be in this tremendous environment.”

“Jeff’s broad background and passion for the health care industry give him a unique leadership perspective,” said Marjorie Shonnard, vice president of operations for Asbury Inc., the not-for-profit owner of Asbury Place. “With his commitment to promoting teamwork among the staff and quality of life for our residents, Jeff is a perfect fit for our organization. We are glad to have him on our team.”

Hicks earned his nursing degree from Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, in 2008.

Hicks and his wife, Aniika, live in Castlewood, Virginia. Between them, the couple has six children with five grown and one still at home. They are involved members at Morning Star Full Gospel Church.

When he’s not working, Hicks enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

About Asbury, Inc.

Asbury, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, operates Asbury Place, CARF-CCAC accredited continuing care retirement communities in Kingsport and Maryville, Tenn. For more information, visit

Asbury Place is a proud winner in both the 2016 Kingsport Times-News and Maryville Daily Times readers’ choice polls.

About Asbury Communities

Asbury is a nationally recognized leader in aging services. A CARF-CCAC and Eagle-accredited system of retirement communities as well as a home care services provider, Asbury operates in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Tennessee. It is ranked by LeadingAge and Ziegler Capital Markets Group’s AZ100 as the nation’s 17th-largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organization.