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Hillcrest Healthcare adds Ben Stiefel as administrator

August 13, 2019

Hillcrest Healthcare Communities, Inc. recently added Ben Stiefel as administrator of its West Hills Health and Rehab facility in Knoxville. Stiefel oversees facility operations, including budget and personnel management, business development and regulatory compliance while supervising more than 140 associates at the 194-bed facility.

Hillcrest Healthcare Communities, Inc. operates three skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities in Knoxville and is the largest local provider of skilled nursing care.

“Ben puts people and culture first so that we can deliver the best healthcare possible,” said Barry Davis, president and chief executive officer of Hillcrest Healthcare Communities. “Overseeing operations is a vital role at West Hills Health and Rehab, and he already has effected positive change. We are glad to have Ben on our team.”

Stiefel earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lee University in 2007 and is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. He has more than 10 years of experience in healthcare administration including service on the board of the Tennessee Health Care Association. Previously, Stiefel held administrator and executive director roles in Tennessee at Life Care Center of Collegedale, Signature HealthCARE, Golden Living Center-Brandywood and Life Care Center of Bruceton-Hollow Rock.

“I want to serve others and make an impact,” Stiefel said. “In this position, I am able to work closely with experienced and knowledgeable professionals to ensure that we make decisions in the absolute best interest of the patients under our care.”

Stiefel lives in Powell with his wife, Lori Stiefel, and their three children, Brayden, 7, Hudson 5, and Annie Rose, 3. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the outdoors and finding fun activities with his family. He also loves music, plays the guitar and serves on the worship team at Life House Church in Oak Ridge.

About Hillcrest Healthcare Communities, Inc.
Hillcrest Healthcare Communities, Inc. operates three skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities in Knoxville, Tennessee. With 560 beds and more than 500 employees, Hillcrest Healthcare is the largest provider of skilled nursing care in Knoxville, with locations in the north, south and west communities. Chartered in 1960 as a 501(c)(3) organization, Hillcrest Healthcare continues its original charitable mission to provide long-term care and skilled nursing home beds to the citizens of Knox and surrounding counties regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. For more information, visit, or