Executive Management

Our management team consists of corporate finance and management professionals with significant experience in healthcare delivery.

Portrait of Jeff Hill

JEFF HILL , Chief Executive Officer (CEO), First Physicians Capital Group
Jeff Hill is the CEO of First Physicians Capital Group and joined the organization in March 2020. He is an innovative leader in the healthcare community with over 30 years of medical and clinical experience. His background in organizational, clinical and service excellence help bring a visionary perspective to his leadership expertise.

Hill previously served in other executive roles including regional vice president of Quorum Health Resources in Brentwood, Tennessee and the CEO of both Steele Memorial Medical Center and Midwest Medical Center. He graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in medical technology and received his master’s degree in health administration from the University of Colorado-Denver.

Hill has been recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review as 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know in 2014 and 2015. He was awarded Press Ganey’s Guardian of Excellence for patient experience as well as the National Rural Health Association’s Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in America.


Dale Alward, Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Dale Alward is the COO of First Physicians Capital Group and joined the organization in May 2021. He is a dynamic, highly motivated, and visionary leader with over 37 years of progressive management experience working in highly successful acute care hospitals and complex healthcare organizations to include serving in the United States Air Force Medical Service for over 23 years in hospital administration both stateside and overseas.

Alward has also served in additional executive roles with the Hospital Corporation of America, LifePoint Health and Bon Secours that included Administrative Director Memorial Regional Medical Center – Bon Secours, Assistant Administrator Henrico Doctors’ Hospital – HCA, COO Terre Haute Regional Hospital – HCA, CEO Englewood Community Hospital – HCA, CEO Mercy Hospital – HCA, CEO Twin County Regional Healthcare – Duke LifePoint Health, and CEO Sovah Health Martinsville – LifePoint.

Dale was recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review as 60 Rural Hospital CEOs to know in 2019 and 2020. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. Additional professional affiliations include lifetime member of Military Officers Association of America, lifetime member of the Air Force Association and member of The American Legion.

Alward received his Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts degree from Excelsior College, Albany, NY, he received his Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University – Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA and received his Master of Public Administration from Troy University, Troy, AL.


Dr. Rakesh Shrivastava, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Rakesh Shrivastava serves in the role of Chief Medical Officer. He is board certified in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology. In addition, he also holds a Master Certificate in Healthcare Practice Management from Oklahoma City University.

He graduated from Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi (India) and completed residency training at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL. He completed his fellowship in General Cardiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at Shreveport, LA and went on to complete Interventional Cardiology fellowship from University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Dr. Shrivastava has remained actively involved in providing care to medically underserved and rural communities throughout his career. Notable amongst those are his role as Associate Medical Director of Health Care for the Homeless program in Rochester, NY. He also serves in leadership roles in various hospitals in local communities. In his role as chief medical officer of our organization, Dr. Shrivastava is responsible for overseeing the clinical services of the rural hospitals.

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