West Tennessee Healthcare, Jackson, said it has chosen a replacement for the retiring Jim Moss, who has been the six-hospital systems president and chief executive officer since 1986.
Richard Parks, 52, will join the system on July 5. Parks has been CEO of 581-bed Cape Fear Valley Health System, Fayetteville, N.C., since 2000. Prior to that, Parks worked at University Health Services and Extended Care in Augusta, Ga., as president and CEO from 1998 to 2000 and as executive vice president and chief operating officer from 1992 to 1998. Parks also was assistant administrator and COO of Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from 1982 to 1992.
Moss, who will turn 60 in July, will stay on as president emeritus for three to six months after Parks starts work at West Tennessee Healthcare and will then retire. -- by Vince Galloro