Darrell Moore, Parkridge Pres. & CEO, announces retirement

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Darrell Moore, president and CEO of Parkridge Health System, announced Tuesday he will retire in December after a 40-year healthcare career.

Moore has served the last decade of his career in this role at Parkridge, an HCA facility.

Under Moore’s leadership, Parkridge expanded to five facilities.

They are, Parkridge Medical Center, Parkridge West Hospital, Parkridge East Hospital, Parkridge Valley Adult & Senior Campus and Parkridge Valley Child & Adolescent Campus.

Parkridge Health System officials add during that time, the hospital received numerous service and quality accolades during Moore’s tenure, including Accredited Chest Pain Center (Parkridge and Parkridge East); Blue Distinction® Center+ in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program; American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award and Atrial Fibrillation Bronze Quality Achievement Award; and accreditation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Darrell Moore also oversaw $62 million in major expansion projects, including phase one of the Parkridge Master Facility Plan, a new laboratory, operating room additions and renovations, and a new post-anesthesia care unit.

In addition, Moore helped develop the next generation of hospital leadership by mentoring many young professionals in HCA’s executive development program.

Moore has also been actively engaged in a variety of community service boards and committees, including the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus.

Before becoming CEO of Parkridge Health System in 2006, Moore previously served as CEO of several HCA hospitals in the Kansas City area, including Research Medical Center, Baptist Medical Center, Trinity Lutheran Hospital and Centerpoint Medical Center (formerly Independence Regional Medical Center).

A national search is underway for Moore’s successor.

Moore and his wife plan to remain in the Chattanooga area.

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