Covenant Health System, Lubbock, Texas, has named Richard Parks as its new president and CEO, effective May 17. In his role, Parks will oversee Covenant Medical Center, Covenant Women's Hospital, Covenant Children's Hospital and Covenant Specialty Hospital, all in Lubbock, along with the Covenant Medical Group and Covenant-affiliated and -managed healthcare providers in West Texas and New Mexico. Parks, 55, succeeds Jim Houser, who has served as interim CEO since late September 2009, when the system's previous CEO, Melinda Clark, resigned.
Covenant Health names Parks president, CEO
Most recently, Parks served as president and CEO of West Tennessee Healthcare in Jackson. Before that, he was president and CEO at Cape Fear Valley Health System in Fayetteville, N.C., for seven years. He has spent 27 years working in healthcare, including 11 years at the CEO level, according to a news release from Covenant.
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